A Brief History of Human Culture in the 20th Century

Springer (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 9. September 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-981-13-9975-6 (ISBN)
This book examines the cultural concepts that guided the development of the "age of mankind"- the changes that took place in historical, philosophical, scientific, religious, literary, and artistic thought in the 20th century. It discusses a broad range of major topics, including the spread of commercial capitalism; socialist revolutions; the two world wars; anti-colonialist national liberation movements; scientific progress; the clashes and fusion of Eastern and Western cultures; globalization; women's rights movements; mass media and entertainment; the age of information and the digital society. The combination of cultural phenomena and theoretical descriptions ensures a unity of culture, history and logic. Lastly, the book explores the enormous changes in lifestyles and the virtualized future, revealing cultural characteristics and discussing 21st -century trends in the context of information technology, globalization and the digital era.
1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Singapore
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  • Singapur
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 2 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 2 Illustrations, black and white; XLII, 275 p. 2 illus.
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 487 gr
978-981-13-9975-6 (9789811399756)
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The author has achieved an outstanding accomplishment in history of human culture and published various monographs; the author is considered as one of the pioneers and representatives of the "Interdisciplinary for New Culture Studies" in contemporary China.
Preface.- Introduction.- Thinkers Standing on the Threshold of the Century.- The Sensual Culture in Commercialized Civilization.- Rallying Call of the 20th Century - War,Revolution and the Downfall of Fascism.- The Impact of Science and Technology on Culture.- Clashes between Eastern Culture and Western Culture.- Social Mobility, Women's Liberation and Globalization.- From"Modernism" to "Post-Modernism" - Fission of Literature, Arts and Society.- Harbinger of the Digital Era.- Today's Afterglow and Tomorrow's Aurora.- Prophetic Contemplation on the Eve of a New Century.- Bibliography.

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