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Modernity BetweenCommunication and Silence
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE  
Author/s: Valeria Giordano 
Year:  2014 Issue: 105 Language: Italian 
Pages:  6 Pg. 135-140 FullText PDF:  30 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SR2014-105005
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In the material and symbolic space of the industrial metropolis, and in themultiplication of experiences and tools provided by progress, the modern subjectparadoxically discovers himself less able to communicate.Through a reading of the texts of narrators and observers of the time - Simmel, Benjamin, Kafka and Melville - the author focuses on one of the mostintense effects that socio-cultural change of modernity has had on people.

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Valeria Giordano, Modernity BetweenCommunication and Silence in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 105/2014, pp. 135-140, DOI:10.3280/SR2014-105005

   

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