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Being Modern in China: A Western Cultural Analysis of Modernity, Tradition and Schooling in China Today

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Being Modern in China: A Western Cultural Analysis of Modernity, Tradition and Schooling in China Today

Being Modern in China: A Western Cultural Analysis of Modernity, Tradition and Schooling in China Today by Paul Willis
English | November 22nd, 2019 | ISBN: 1509538313, 1509538305 | 240 pages | EPUB | 0.36 MB

This book analyses modernity and tradition in China today and how they combine in striking ways in the Chinese school. Paul Willis – the leading ethnographer and author of Learning to Labour – shows how China has undergone an internal migration not only of masses of workers but also of a mental and ideological kind to a new cultural landscape of meaning characterized by the worship of the glorified city, devotion to consumerism and fixation with the smartphone and the internet.

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

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The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity by Eugene McCarraher
English | November 12th, 2019 | ISBN: 0674984617 | 816 pages | EPUB | 2.63 MB

Far from displacing religions, as has been supposed, capitalism became one, with money as its deity. Eugene McCarraher reveals how mammon ensnared us and how we can find a more humane, sacramental way of being in the world.