Difference Between Modernisation And Modernism

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For many people, ideas of development are linked to concepts of modernity. In Sociology of development, modernity becomes an important topic that explains why and when a society called as ‘modern’. ‘Modernity’ in its broadest sense means the condition of being modern, new and up-to-date, that ‘idea of modernity’ situates people in time. Because of social, economic, political and cultural dynamism, what is ‘modern’ will change over time and also spatially. What is ‘modern’ in one place may be an ‘old – fashioned’ elsewhere. The word “Modernity” is originally a latin word and it means a cultural movement that affected European life. Both “modernity” and “modernization” are made from “post modernity” The structured pluralism of modern societies and cultures has brought a differentiation of rationalities: for example, those of the market, of the natural sciences, of historical investigation, of religion, and of common sense. This differentiation has challenged the modern ideal of the universal unity of knowledge and of mutual moral communication and understanding. Yet with its multisystemic setting it has also challenged the idea of an endless and relativistic differentiation and dissociation, an idea often connected with postmodernity. I.…show more content…
Modernization Theories It seems that like the periodization in Philosophy, the modernization theories grow periodically and sometimes gradually. This part is subdivided into three subparts such as Early Modernization Theories; Neo-evolutionism and Neo-functionalism; and Modernity: non-Eurocentric Conceptualization. At the third subpart, the concept on ‘modernity’ is elaborated, that, ‘modernity’ is not as the Eurocentric reality, but as a global

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