Society [chapter]

Uwe Schimank
2021 Soziologie - Sociology in the German-Speaking World  
This article reviews significant contributions of German-languagesociology to international debates about the nature and future of contemporary society from the four basicperspectivesofmodern Western sociological theories of society:functional differentiation, capitalism, inequalities, and culture. Special attention is paid to the diagnosis of today'sa nd potential futurep roblem areas of society,i np articular problems of societal integration and individual life chances.
doi:10.1515/9783110627275-032 fatcat:ssj7qjoyivdw3kqa2dfo2dh6cm