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Taylor develops a geohistorical argument which focuses on the periods and places of modernities, offering a grounded analysis of what it is to be modern. He identifies three a prime modernitiesa which have defined the development of our modern world: todaya s consumer modernity preceded by the industrial modernity of the nineteenth century which was itself preceded by mercantile modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745621296
ISBN-10: 0745621295
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 160mm x 17mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Peter J. Taylor

Peter Taylor is Professor of Geography at Loughborough University.

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