By Arpad Szakolczai
This ebook substantiates claims. First, the trendy global was once no longer easily produced through "objective" elements, rooted in geographical discoveries and medical innovations, to be traced to monetary, technological or political elements, yet is the end result of social, cultural and religious tactics. between such elements, past the Protestant ethic (Max Weber), the increase of the absolutist nation and its disciplinary community (Michel Foucault), or court docket society (Norbert Elias), a primary function is performed via theatre. the fashionable truth is deeply theatricalized. moment, a distinct entry for learning this theatricalized global is out there by way of novels. the simplest classical novels now not easily may be interpreted as describing an international "like" the theatre, yet they seize and current an international that has develop into completely reworked right into a international theatre. The theatre successfully remodeled the area, and classical novels successfully learn this "theatricalized" truth – far better than the most tools supposedly destined to review truth, philosophy and sociology. therefore, rather than utilizing the means of sociology to investigate novels, the publication will deal with novels as a "royal highway" to research a theatricalized truth, so that it will locate our as far back as a real and significant life.
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Novels and the Sociology of the Contemporary (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) by Arpad Szakolczai