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Beck, Ulrich 1944-2015

Works: 400 works in 1,909 publications in 12 languages and 28,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Contributor, Interviewee, zxx
Classifications: HM1101, 302.12
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Risikogesellschaft : auf dem Weg in eine andere Moderne by Ulrich Beck( Book )

71 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arm an geschichtlichen Katastrophen war dieses Jahrhundert wahrlich nicht: zwei Weltkriege, Auschwitz, Nagasaki, dann Harrisburg und Bhopal, nun Tschernobyl. Das zwingt zur Behutsamkeit der Wortwahl und schärft den Blick für die historischen Besonderheiten. Alles Leid, alle Not, alle Gewalt, die Menschen Menschen zugefügt haben, kannt bisher nur die Kategorien der >anderen< - Juden, Schwarze, Frauen, Asylanten, Dissidenten, Kommunisten usw."
Risk society : towards a new modernity by Ulrich Beck( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the 'risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict."--Publisher's description
Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order by Ulrich Beck( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book demonstrates
The brave new world of work by Ulrich Beck( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will be of interest to second- and third-year students in sociology, politics, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in the issues and debates surrounding the changing nature of work."--Jacket
Distant love : personal life in the global age by Ulrich Beck( Book )

50 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their new book, Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim investigate all types of long-distance relationships, marriages and families that stretch across countries, continents and cultures. These long-distance relationships comprise so many different forms of what they call 'world families', by which they mean love and intimate relationships between individuals living in, or coming from, different countries or continents. In all their various forms these world families share one feature in common: they are the focal point in which different aspects of the globalized world become embodied in the personal lives of individuals. Whether they like it or not, lovers and relatives in these families find themselves confronting the world in the inner space of their own lives. The conflicts between the developed and developing worlds come to the surface in world families - they acquire faces and names, creating confusion, surprise, anger, joy, pleasure and pain at the heart of everyday life. -- Provided by publisher
What is globalization? by Ulrich Beck( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate. Beck aims to clarify the ambiguities of the debate, to distinguish between the various types of globalization and to warn the reader of conceptual traps. Most importantly, however, he opens up the horizon for political responses to globalization." "Beck focuses on two main questions: what does globalization mean? and how can it be moulded politically?" "This book will be an important text for students and scholars in politics, sociology, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in key social and political issues in the world today."--Jacket
Individualization : institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences by Ulrich Beck( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om det enkelte menneskes rolle i det moderne samfund
World risk society by Ulrich Beck( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by one of Europe's leading social and political theorists draws together key essays which argue that a new frame of reference is needed to understand the world risk society in which we live today. Beck focuses on ecological and technological questions of risk, and their sociological and political implications. In doing so, he discusses and answers some of the criticisms provoked by his earlier and much cited work on risk society." "This book is an important text for students and scholars in sociology and politics. It will also be read by a broader audience interested in the key social and political questions of our time."--Jacket
Was ist Globalisierung? : Irrtümer des Globalismus, Antworten auf Globalisierung by Ulrich Beck( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in German and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reinvention of politics : rethinking modernity in the global social order by Ulrich Beck( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who advocate ideas about "postmodernity" and "post-industrialism" offer radical critiques of existing social and political institutions. But they provide very little in place of those institutions. It is all very well to criticize the limitations of social democracy, the welfare state, trade unionism, and social classes as agents of change, but once these have been thrown into crisis what other institutions do we have to depend on? The Reinvention of Politics, suggests we should think again about forging a new model of politics for our times. An active, devolved civil society, Beck argues, can sustain the claim that modernity is inherently democratic. For many issues now - for example, those involving technology, environment protest, the family, or gender relations - belong to the domain of what the author calls "subpolitics". The postmodern critique of modernity, in Beck's view, is based on mistaken generalizations about a transitional phase in the evolution of modern society. What is needed, he argues, is the reinvention of politics, corresponding to the new demands of a society which remains modern, but which has progressed beyond the earlier form of industrial society. This book will be essential reading for second-year undergraduates and above in the fields of social and political theory, sociology and political science
World at risk by Ulrich Beck( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'World at Risk' is a timely and far-reaching analysis of the structural dynamics of the modern world, the global nature of risk and the future of global politics by one of the most original and exciting social thinkers writing today
Das ganz normale Chaos der Liebe by Ulrich Beck( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La société du risque : sur la voie d'une autre modernité by Ulrich Beck( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The risk society and beyond : critical issues for social theory by Barbara Adam( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ulrich Beck's Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centring on environmental, health and personal risk. It provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and became a reference point for state and local policies in risk management." "The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas, traces their evolution and demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate throughout social theory." "Covering new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic, The Risk Society and Beyond is unique because it offers the reader both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works by Beck. This book also includes a reply to his critics from Beck himself."--Jacket
The normal chaos of love by Ulrich Beck( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel en uitg.: Das ganz normale Chaos der Liebe. - Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp, 1990
Power in the global age : a new global political economy by Ulrich Beck( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation-states and movements rooted in civil society. Ulrich Beck offers an account of the changing nature of power in the global age and assesses the influence of the ever-expanding counter-powers." "The author puts forward the provocative thesis that, in an age of global crises and risks, a politics of 'golden handcuffs' - the creation of a dense network of transnational interdependencies - is exactly what is needed in order to regain national autonomy, not least in relation to a highly mobile world economy. It is imperative that the maxim of nation-based realpolitik - that national interests have necessarily to be pursued by national means - be replaced by the maxim of cosmopolitan realpolitik. The more cosmopolitan our political structures and activities. Beck suggests, the more successful they will be in promoting national interests, and the greater our individual power in this global age will be."--Jacket
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of globalization. Beck draws extensively on empirical and theoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war and terror, as well as a range of literary and historical works, to weave a rich discursive web in which analytical, critical and methodological themes intertwine effortlessly. Contrasting a 'cosmopolitan vision' or 'outlook' sharpened by awareness of the transformative and transgressive impacts of globalization with the 'national outlook' neurotically fixated on the familiar reference points of a world of nations-states-borders, sovereignty, exclusive identities-Beck shows how even opponents of globalization and cosmopolitanism are trapped by the logic of reflexive modernization into promoting the very processes they are opposing. A persistent theme running through the book is the attempt to recover an authentically European tradition of cosmopolitan openness to otherness and tolerance of difference. What Europe needs, Beck argues, is the courage to unite forms of life which have grown out of language, skin colour, nationality or religion with awareness that, in a radically insecure world, all are equal and everyone is different."--Book cover
Ecological politics in an age of risk by Ulrich Beck( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological Politics in and Age of Risk by Ulrich Beck is an original analysis of ecological politics as one part of a renewed engagement with the domain of sub-politics
German Europe by Ulrich Beck( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The euro crisis is tearing Europe apart. But the heart of the matter is that, as the crisis unfolds, the basic rules of European democracy are being subverted or turned into their opposite, bypassing parliaments, governments and EU institutions. Multilateralism is turning into unilateralism, equality into hegemony, sovereignty into the dependency and recognition into disrespect for the dignity of other nations. Even France, which long dominated European integration, must submit to Berlin's strictures now that it must fear for its international credit rating. How did this happen?
Global America? : the cultural consequences of globalization( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the phenomenon of Americanization and its worldwide impact, and the cultural consequences of globalization. Following an introductory overview, three chapters deal with theoretical perspectives on cosmopolitanism, Americanization, globalization, culture, modernity and immediacy. Case studies follow on France, Japan and China, and there are six chapters on transnational processes as they affect culture and society. An epilogue reflects on definitions of Americanization and anti-Americanism, and their consequences for the world
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Risk society : towards a new modernity
Alternative Names
Beck-Brater, .. 1944-2015

Beck-Brater-Daheim, .. 1944-2015

Beck Ulrich

Beike, Wuerlixi 1944-2015

Beike, Wulixi 1944-2015

Beḳ, Olrikh 1944-2015

Bek, Ulʹrich 1944-2015

Bek, Ulrih.

Bek, Ulrih 1944-2015

Beki, Ulrix 1944-2015

Bekku, Ururihhi 1944-2015

Bekku, Ururihi 1944-2015

Beq, Ûlrîḵ 1944-2015

Bik, Ūlrīš 1944-2015

Mpek, Ulrich 1944-2015

Pek, Ullihi 1944-2015

Ulrich Beck Duits socioloog (1944-2015)

Ulrich Beck germana sociologo

Ulrich Beck német szociológus

Ulrich Beck niemiecki socjolog

Ulrich Beck sociologist from Germany

Ulrich Beck sociologo e scrittore tedesco

Ulrich Beck sociologue allemand

Urlich Beck

Wu Bei ke 1944-2015

Wu-Beike 1944-2015

Wu er li xi Bei ke 1944-2015

Wu li xi Bei ke 1944-2015

Wuerlixi-Beike 1944-2015

Wulixi-Beike 1944-2015

Xibeike, Wuerli 1944-2015

Ούλριχ Μπεκ

Бек, Ульрих 1944-

Бек Ульріх

Ульрих Бек

Урлих Бек

אולריך בק

בק, אולריך 1944-

أولريش بيك

اولریش بک

उलरिक़ बेक

벡, 울리히 1944-

울리히 벡


ウルリッヒ・ベック 1944-2015

ベック, U

ベック, ウーリッヒ

ベック, ウルリッヒ

ベック, ウルリヒ


乌尔里希‧贝克 1944-2015

贝克, 乌尔里希 1944-2015

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Danish (1)

Polish (1)

Risk society : towards a new modernityReflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social orderThe brave new world of workWhat is globalization?Individualization : institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequencesWorld risk societyThe reinvention of politics : rethinking modernity in the global social orderWorld at risk