Explores key sociological concepts and theory in relation to European crises, identity, inequality and social order. It offers a firm understanding of the modernization of Europe and everyday European life, while not neglecting the historical context. Essential reading for students of sociology in European contexts.
Marinus Ossewaarde is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is the author of Tocqueville's Moral and Political Thought: New Liberalism (London: Routledge, 2004). He has published articles on Europe-related topics in journals like Current Sociology, Critical Sociology, European Journal of Social Theory, European Societies, Sociology and The European Legacy.
Introduction 1. The Idea of Europe: Past and Present 2. Sociology and the Image of European Societies 3. The Modernization of European Societies 4. The Individualization of European Societies 5. The Industrialization of European Societies 6. The Rationalization of European Societies 7. The Globalization of European Societies Conclusion Glossary Index
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