This book represents a remarkable synthesis of recent discussion and debate regarding crucial aspects of postmodernization, religious change and the globalization of world society.
'... this stimulating and provoking collection of essays which, using various conceptual templates, explores the relationship between critiques of orientalism, postmodernism, and the changing role of intellectuals in an increasingly globalized world. Turner is a fine organizer and sifter of the history of sociological thought' - Ecumene
'His book is interesting and well-written. It makes some provocative points.' -