Polymodernity: Meaning and hope in a complex world (Ebog, epub, Engelsk) af Lene Rachel Andersen

Polymodernity: Meaning and hope in a complex world (Ebog, epub, Engelsk)

Af: Lene Rachel Andersen

Forlag: Nordic Bildung

  • Type: Ebog
  • Format: epub
  • Sprog: Engelsk Sprog: Engelsk
  • ISBN-13: 9788793791220
  • Udgivelsesdato: 23-11-2023
  • Sideantal: 138 Sider
  • Filtype: epub
  • Filversion: 2.0
  • Filformat: Reflowable
  • Filstørrelse: 2587 KB
  • Kopibeskyttelse: DigitalVandmaerkning
Kort beskrivelse
Polymodernity is a cultural code just like premodernity, modernity, and postmodernity. In contrast to these old cultural codes, which are in perpetual conflict with each other, Polymodernity brings them together into a larger meaningful whole that also includes indigenous (ie hunter-gatherer) elements. Polymodernity thus allows for intimacy, spirituality, religion, cultural heritage, science, democracy, human rights, irony, self-insight, and deconstruction. 'The book is about how we can view the world from a more complex framework of understanding so we do not lose ourselves and our cultural roots, and still see the world and life as meaningful. It is about how we can thrive in a new and globalized age as well as preserve and strengthen our history and national identity. Polymodernity embraces both national feeling and globalisation' says Lene Rachel Andersen.
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Technological development, climate change, and globalization are challenging the national institutions and modes of governance we created during the industrial era. Our old knowledge and general understanding of the world do not provide sufficient answers anymore. To maintain meaningful lives, social calm, and liberal democracy, we need to upgrade our meaning-making to match the complexity of the world we are creating.

Polymodernity is an alternative to both modernity and postmodernism, a cultural code that presents itself as an opportunity if we work deliberately towards it. Polymodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a much more complex way. It contains indigenous, premodern, modern, and postmodern cultural elements and thus provides social norms and a moral fabric for intimacy, spirituality, religion, science, and self-exploration, all at the same time. It is a way of strengthening local, national, continental, and global cultural heritage among all and thus has the potential to dismantle the fear of losing one’s culture as the economy as well as the internet and exponential technologies are disrupting our current modes of societal organization and governance.

Polymodernity will thus allow us to be meaning-making at a deeper emotional level and a higher intellectual level compared to today; it will allow us a more complex understanding, which may match the complexity of the problems we need to solve. Appropriate meaning-making is the best prevention against the frustrations that generally lead to authoritarian ideologies and societal instability. Using polymodernity as the filter through which we see the world and as a template, we can create, among other things, new and appropriate education, politics, and institutions for our societies of the 21st century. A vision such as this may even give hope.

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