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Re-thinking the Global Age as Interdependence, Opacity and Inertia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5097-6218
2016 (English)In: tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society / Unified Theory of Information Research Group, ISSN 1726-670X, E-ISSN 1726-670X, Vol. 14, no 2, 475-495 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this theoretical essay we criticize theories of modernity and explore the possibility that the modern epoch is coming to a close while a new configuration is emerging: the global age. Building upon sociologist Martin Albrow's work The Global Age, we claim that Albrow's scholarship did a remarkable job at outlining the shift away from modernity, but that greater clarity is needed in laying out the main characteristics of the global age. With this essay we aim to fill that gap. Acknowledging that capitalism is the most important feature of our societies, we outline the contours of the global age through three interrelated concepts: interdependence, opacity and inertia, which in turn we exemplify with the global environmental crisis, the global economy and the Internet.

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2016. Vol. 14, no 2, 475-495 p.
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Capitalism, Global Age, Inertia, Interdependence, Modernity, Opacity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-316170ISI: 000392621200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-316170DiVA: diva2:1077052
Available from: 2017-02-24 Created: 2017-02-24 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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