Second modernity is a phrase coined by the German sociologist Ulrich Beck, and is his word for the period after modernity.
Where modernity broke down agricultural society in favour of industrial society, second modernity transforms industrial society into a new and more reflexive network society or information society.
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... Various forms of resistance to second modernity have emerged, among them for example Euroscepticism ... Beck himself sees al-Qaeda as a by-product of, as well as resistance to, second modernity, not only in its use of information technology tools, but also in its syncretist ideology ...
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