Modernity and Its Futures by Tony McGrew

Published by Polity Press, 1992, Paperback.

Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy.

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From the cover: This book examines modernity. Drawing on post-structuralist social theory, Law develops the nation of the mode of ordering by which agents and materials constitute themselves and social organization.

The author argues that social ordering is precarious and reversible, that any particular mode of ordering for instance that of enterprise is limited in scope and reach. However, it manages to displace its limits and uncertainties by performing a series of different and possibly incompatible ordering modes, jumping from one to another when failure threatens.

Drawing on his fieldwork in a research laboratory, Law illuminatingly describes organizational ordering, the struggles of a management to perform enterprise, and the tensions between this and other forms of ordering.

Organizing Modernity will be of interest to social theorists, organizational sociologists and ethnographers, management scientists and sociologists of science and technology. It is essential reading for those concerned with the character of modernity, the modern organization and with the political and moral implications of the enterprise culture.

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