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Niklas Luhmann's theory of social systems is one of the most ambitious attempts to create a coherent account of global modernity. Primarily interested in the fundamental structures of modern society, however, Luhmann himself paid relatively little attention to regional variations. The aim of this book is to seek out modernity in one particular location: The United States of America.
Includes bibliographical references.
Literary observations -- Systemic (dis- )closures -- Semantics of individualism -- American holographics.
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