Module 12 Discussion


Throughout the course we’ve explored the process of Modernity and how its social forces shape and direct our lives. In the readings for Week 12, we see that, according to Barber, some of the most significant current conflicts can be interpreted as being created by the expansion of Modernity and the resistance it encounters. We are all modern individuals (I mean all of us reading these lines). What are the elements of modernity that you value the most? What elements of Modernity do you believe are negative to our society? Why would any group of people resist becoming “Modern?


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