9780520282049-0520282043-Distant Strangers (Berkeley Series in British Studies)

Distant Strangers (Berkeley Series in British Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780520282049
ISBN-10: 0520282043
Edition: First Edition, 1
Author: James Vernon
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520282049
ISBN-10: 0520282043
Edition: First Edition, 1
Author: James Vernon
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages

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Acknowledged author James Vernon wrote Distant Strangers (Berkeley Series in British Studies) comprising 184 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520282043 and 9780520282049. Since then Distant Strangers (Berkeley Series in British Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern?

In Distant Strangers, James Vernon argues that the world was made modern not by revolution, industrialization, or the Enlightenment. Instead, he shows how in Britain, a place long held to be the crucible of modernity, a new and distinctly modern social condition emerged by the middle of the nineteenth century. Rapid and sustained population growth, combined with increasing mobility of people over greater distances and concentrations of people in cities, created a society of strangers.

Vernon explores how individuals in modern societies adapted to live among strangers by forging more abstract and anonymous economic, social, and political relations, as well as by reanimating the local and the personal.

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