This scintillating book by one of the most interesting young sociologists currently working in the USA is a provocative and timely contribution to the debate on civilization, modernity and postmodernity. The author argues that modernity never jettisoned barbarism. Instead barbarism was repackaged in modern and postmodern traditions and cultures.

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

Barbarism and the idea of progress

chapter Chapter 4|32 pages

Finding a ground for discourse

chapter Chapter 7|27 pages

Moving beyond hermeneutics

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Reconstructing homo duplex

chapter Chapter 10|24 pages

Barbarism and human agency

chapter Chapter 11|33 pages