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Mads P. Sørensen

Second modernity

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Second modernity is a concept coined by the German sociologist Ulrich Beck. According to Beck, we have, since the 1960s, slowly moved away from a first, linear industrial phase of modernity into a second, reflexive phase, which he calls second modernity. The shift from first to second modernity reflects a transformation from industrial to risk society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer, Chris Rojek
Publication yearNov 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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2. ed.
Online ed.
Wiley Online Library

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