From Modernism to Post-Modernism Essay by Harvard Grad

From Modernism to Post-Modernism
Describes the theories of four major thinkers of the modern and post-modern era, including Weber, Durkheim, Victor Turner and Clifford Geertz.
# 56277 | 1,486 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2005 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Sociology (Theory) , Philosophy (Religion)

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This paper summarizes the theories of these thinkers on the role of the individual and his/her relationship to the community. In conclusion, the author states that the thinking of Victor Turner is the most accurate and convincing.

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"Two thinkers -- Max Weber and Emile Durkheim -- were late modernist thinkers who developed theories about the relation of the individual to society. Their theories were appropriate to the industrial societies in which they lived. With the end of World War Two and the rise of the post-modern period, however, different ways of conceiving of the individual and society arose that sought to break with modernist thinking, including the thought of Clifford Geertz and Victor Turner."

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