soc._theory_intro--modernity 2008

soc._theory_intro--modernity 2008 - Modernitys promises and...

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Unformatted text preview: Modernitys promises and nightmares modernity: about 1700s till maybe twenty years ago The last hour of modernity? Was it March 16, 1972, at 2:49 PM, the moment when demolition began, of a much- celebrated public housing project in St. Louis, Pruitt- Igoe? One happy promise of modernity 1. Technology would set us FREE, giving us time for leisure and liberating us from drudgery QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. A possible nightmare of technology The rich could grow richer and the poor become appendages to machines A second happy promise 2. ORDER and REASON Rational human planning could replace traditional habits, and complement natural or God-given order Modern-----------> (a city design by planner named Le Corbusier) QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. The nightmare of orderly, rational planning So-called rational planning would create meaningless and...
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