Western Civilization in the 21st Century

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Andrew Targowski
Western Michigan University, MI, USA
President Emeritus of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (2009-2013)

Series: Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
BISAC: HIS037080

This book took the task of conceptualizing Western civilization in the 21st century. It examines Western Civilization and its encounters from a viewpoint of the impact of rising Global civilizations in the 21st century. This political and technological success of Western civilization in the last 500 years triggered a dream of spreading around the globe Democracy and liberal Capitalism. Western society was held together by Christian morality (regardless whether someone was a believer or a non-believer or agnostic).

The medicine for all shortcomings faced by Western civilization in the 21st century is offered by Al Gore in his book “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change” (2013). He thinks that inventions and technology will save Western civilization. The author of this book argues that vice versa, the rise of certain technologies are the main reason for the decline of Western civilization. These kind of issues will be investigated in this book and the message is not optimistic, since Westerners, when are poor are wise, and when are better off are stupid. Hence, without practicing wisdom, Western civilization cannot be revived. (Imprint: Nova)

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PREFACE

FOREWORD

PART I CIVILIZING AND GLOBALIZING SOCIETY

Chapter 1. The Civilization Index and Western Civilization

Chapter 2. Spatio-Temporal Boundaries of Western Civilization

Chapter 3. The Life Cycle of Western Civilization

Chapter 4. Legacy of Western Civilization

Chapter 5. Western Civilization in Transformation to Global and Virtual Civilizations in the 21st Century

Part II GLOBALIZING AND VIRTUALIZING CULTURE

Chapter 6. Culture Fragmentation of Western-Global-Virtual Civilization

Chapter 7. From Multiculturalism to Hybrid Culture in Western-Global-Virtual Civilization

PART III GLOBALIZING AND VIRTUALIZING INFRASTRUCTURE

Chapter 8. The Expanding Infrastructure of Western-Global-Virtual Civilization

Chapter 9. Western-Global-Virtual Civilization and the Clash of Civilizations in the 21st Century

AFTERWORD

INDEX

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