The Challenges of Contemporaneity
The Challenges of Contemporaneity: Postmodernity and Multiculturalism
Springer | Philosophical Traditions | July 9, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319338846 | 99 pages | pdf | 1.52 mb
Authors: Rzayeva Oktay, Roida
Contributes to the debate on the presence of a postmodernist paradigm in non-Western societies
Deepens readers understanding of concepts of public consciousness that spark social transformations
Meets the need for a new narrative and paradigm reflecting a different world view
This book presents an overview of postmodernism and its social indicators, and of the postmodern condition in consciousness as an indicator of its modification and development. The book brings together philosophical, sociological and cultural approaches towards contemporary societal issues, such as multiculturalism, culture of dialogue, philosophy of dialogue, tolerance, and gender. In doing so, it suggests a framing approach to cross-disciplinary research. The book also discusses various forms of multiculturalism, including multiculturalism as multiple modernities and plural modernities, and non-Western contemporaneity. It explores the background of the dynamics of the development of public consciousness, in particular from the modern to postmodern, and subsequently examines the West/non-West dichotomy and how that dichotomy is currently being reconsidered in response to the intellectual-spiritual realities of modern life.