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The Vertigo of Late Modernity

  • Jock Young - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and University of Kent


February 2007 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Vertigo of Late Modernity is a seminal new work by Jock Young, author of the bestselling and highly influential book, The Exclusive Society. In his new work, Young engages with some of the most important concerns facing society today. He brings a fresh, intellectual perspective and offers a new dimension to sociological and criminological theory. He deals with the impact that major social issues have on the modern world, as well as the way in which society and individuals respond to these issues.

The book looks at key areas including:
  • Identity and questions of the 'normal' and the 'other'
  • Deviance and disorder
  • Social exclusion and the underclass
  • Work and welfare
  • Punitive cultures
  • Immigration
  • Terrorism

This major new work explores the fundamental debates that need to be addressed in a late modern world filled with inequality and division. Through discussion of these issues Jock Young points toward transformative politics which tackle problems of economic injustice and build and cherish a society of genuine diversity.

The Vertigo of Late Modernity is essential reading for academics and advanced students in the areas of criminology, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and the social sciences more broadly.

 
Crossing the Borderline
The Disembededness of Everyday Life

 
The Genesis of Othering

 
The Attractions of Hiatus

 
The Vertigo of Late Modernity

 
Turbo-Charged Capitalism

 
 
Blurring the Binary Vision
Bulimia: Not Exclusion But Inclusion/Exclusion

 
Crossing the Borderline: Against the Dual City Thesis

 
The Functional Underclass

 
The Boundaries of Bulimia

 
The Precariousness of Inclusion

 
The Crime and the Narrowing of Differences

 
The Focus Upon the Underclass

 
Globalisation and the Generation of Domestic and Global Discontent

 
 
The Sociology of Vindictiveness and the Criminology of Transgression
Fear of Falling

 
The Change in the Focus of Reward

 
Towards a Criminology of Transgression

 
Humiliation and Rebellion

 
The Satisfactions of Transgression

 
The Humiliation of Exclusion

 
Edgework, Ontological Security and Utopia

 
From Turf War to Real War

 
Hip Hop Across the Borders

 
 
Chaos and the Coordinates of Order
Chaos and Identity in the Twenty First Century

 
The Undermining of the Meritocracy

 
Changes in the Perceived Class Structure

 
The Shift to Identity Politics

 
Antecedents of the Cultural Shift

 
The War Against the Poor

 
The Meta-Humiliation of Poverty

 
 
The Decline of Work and The Invisible Servant
The Declining Centrality of Work?

 
Getting the Poor to Work: The US Experiment

 
Redemption Through Labour

 
Including the Excluded

 
Welfare: From Relief to Irresponsibility

 
Early Morning in Harlem

 
The Invisible Worker

 
The Invisible Servant

 
Entering the Zone of Humiliation

 
Service as a Feudal Relationship

 
The Invisible Poor in a Classless Society

 
Guilt and Middle Class Solipsism

 
 
Social Inclusion and Redemption through Labour
New Labour: New Inclusionism

 
The Welfare State: Not the Solution but the Problem

 
The Will to Win

 
Many's a Slip Twixt Cup and Lip: New Labour's Obsessional Neurosis

 
The Moral Panic Over Teenage Pregnancy

 
Rationality and the Middle Classes

 
From Structure to Agency: Beyond the Weak Thesis

 
Social and Political Exclusion

 
 
Crossing the Border: To These Wet and Windy Shores
The Social Construction of the Immigrant

 
To These Wet and Windy Shores

 
Two Modes of Entry

 
Over Twenty Years Ago: The Riots of 1981

 
Crime and the Demonisation of the Other

 
The Roots of Othering

 
The Final Phase: The Irony of Assimilation

 
The Roots of the Disturbances

 
The Riots in Bradford, Burnley and Oldham

 
Postscript: The Riots in France 2005

 
 
Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism Terrorism: The Banality of Evil
Proxy Wars and the Defeat of the Soviet Union

 
Occidentalism

 
The House of Bush and the House of Saudi

 
The Two Contradictions: Inside and Outside the First World

 
Symmetry and Differences

 
The Beatification of Evil

 
The Logic of the West

 
The Photographs from Abu Grahib

 
Love Was All They Had to Set Against Them

 
The London Bombing and the Banality of Evil

 
The Dialectics of Othering and the Problem of Evil

 
The Generation of Anger and the Frustration of Normality

 
The Othering of the Otherer

 
The Summoning Up of Violence

 
Violence and the Metaphor of War

 
Elsewhere: On the D Train to Manhattan

 
Urban Somnambulism: Elsewhere in a Brooklyn Deli

 
 
The Exclusive Community
The Organic Community

 
Othering in the Ardoyne: The Holy Cross School

 
The Fallacy of Privileging Community

 
Enter Virtual Reality: Elsewhere in the East End

 
Stars, Celebrities: Guiding Narratives for a Shifting World

 
The Cronus Effect and Broken Narratives

 
The Deterritorialisation of Community and the Rise of the Virtual

 
Elsewhere in an Elevator: John Jay College, October 2004

 
The Rise of Multi-Media and the Uninvited Guest

 
From Generalised Other to Generalised Elsewhere

 
From Community to Public Sphere

 
The Community in Late Modern Times

 
 
Conclusion: Roads to Elsewhere
Affirmative and Transformative Inclusion

 
The Politics of Redistribution

 
Towards a New Politics of Inclusion

 
The Politics of Deconstruction

 
Othering and Community

 
The Banishment of Unreason

 
Rationality, the New Media and the Public Sphere

 
The Porous Community

 
Hyperpluralism and the Elusive Other

 
Towards a Politics of Diversity

 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Nine


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