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Bauman, Zygmunt 1925-

Works: 755 works in 3,095 publications in 18 languages and 44,494 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, zxx, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: HM73, 301
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Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

156 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates on the lesson which the Holocaust has for sociology. Baumann argues that the Holocaust has to be understood as deeply involved with the nature of modernity
Thinking sociologically by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

69 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het werkgebied, de denkkaders en belangrijkste begrippen van de sociologie
Globalization : the human consequences by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

62 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As noted sociologist Zygmunt Bauman shows in this detailed history of globalization, while human affairs now take place on a global scale, we are not able to direct events; we can only watch as boundaries, institutions, and loyalties shift in rapid and unpredictable ways. Who benefits from the new globalization? Are people in need assisted more quickly and efficiently? Or are the poor worse off than ever before?" "In a chilling analysis, Bauman argues that globalization divides as much as it unites, creating an ever-widening gulf between the haves and the have nots. Rather than the hybrid culture we had hoped for, globalization is creating a more homogenous world."--Jacket
Culture as praxis by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

46 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bauman seeks to classify the meanings of culture, rather than simply describing it as other accounts have done. In his proposal that culture is inherently ambivalent he distinguishes between culture as a concept, as a structure and as praxis
Hermeneutics and social science by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the hermeneutic tradition. It helps students of sociology and philosophy place the problems of 'understanding social science' in their historical and philosophical context, by presenting the major current in sociological thought as responses to the challenge of hermeneutics
Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers? by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most admired social thinkers of our time. Once a Marxist sociologist, he has surrendered the narrowness of both Marxism and sociology and dares to write in language that ordinary people can understand - about problems they feel ill equipped to solve. This book is no dry treatise but is instead what Bauman calls "a report from a battlefield," part of the struggle to find new and adequate ways of thinking about the world in which we live. Rather than searching for solutions to what are perhaps the insoluble problems of the modern world, Bauman proposes that we reframe the way we think about these problems. In an era of routine travel, when most people circulate widely, the inherited beliefs that aid our thinking about the world have become an obstacle." "Bauman seeks to liberate us from the thinking that renders us hopeless in the face of our own domineering governments and threats from unknown forces abroad. He shows us we can give up belief in a hierarchical arrangement of states and powers. He challenges members of the "knowledge class" to overcome their estrangement from the rest of society. Gracefully, provocatively, Bauman urges us to think in new ways about a newly flexible, newly challenging modern world."--Jacket
Postmodern ethics by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

55 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zygmunt Bauman's powerful and persuasive study of the postmodern perspective on ethics is particularly welcome. For Bauman the great issues of ethics have lost none of their topicality: they simply need to be seen, and dealt with, in a wholly new way. Our era, he suggests, may actually represent a dawning, rather than a twilight, for ethics
Liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

77 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a "heavy" and "solid", hardware-focused modernity to a "light" and "liquid", software-based modernity. This passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all aspects of the human condition
Intimations of postmodernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoughtful and illuminating book provides a major statement on the meaning and importance of postmodernity
Work, consumerism and the new poor by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Zygmunt Bauman examines how the definition of being 'poor' has changed in light of the growth of consumerism in Western society, and also attempts to evaluate the relevance of traditional methods of tackling poverty
Legislators and interpreters : on modernity, post-modernity, and intellectuals by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the role of intellectuals in the modern world? How does intellectual work connect to modern cultural development as a whole? Bauman answers these questions through a discussion of the nature of modernism and post-modernism in the analysis of culture
Postmodernity and its discontents by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, if it ever did. The regulation of desire turns from an irritating necessity into an assault against individual freedom. In the postmodern era, the liberty of the individual is the overriding value, the criterion in terms of which all social rules and regulations are assessed. Postmodernity is governed by the '
Socialism : the active utopia by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than contributing to the long-standing discussion about the characteristics of the society that socialism proposes to establish, this Routledge Revival, initially published in 1976, aims to explore the impact of the 'living utopia' of socialism on the development of modern society.:.; It begins with an analysis of the role of utopia in general, and of the socialist utopia in particular;.; Bauman considers the opposition between 'utopian' and 'scientific' social thought;.; He presents socialism as the 'counter-culture' of capitalist society;.; The book finally examines the reasons for th
Life in fragments : essays in postmodern morality by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in Fragments is a continuation of the themes and motifs explored in Zygmunt Bauman's acclaimed study, Postmodern Ethics (Blackwell, 1993) Described by Richard Sennett as a major event in social theory, Postmodern Ethics subverted the pieties of subversion which rule the postmodern imagination, arguing for an ethic of being with the Other, beyond the fashionable imperative of anything goes or the deconstruction of identity through difference
Consuming life by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the advent of liquid modernity, the society of producers is transformed into a society of consumers. In this new consumer society, individuals become simultaneously the promoters of commodities and the commodities they promote. They are, at one and the same time, the merchandise and the marketer, the goods and the travelling salespeople. They all inhabit the same social space that is customarily described by the term the market. The test they need to pass in order to acquire the social prizes they covet requires them to recast themselves as products capable of drawing attention to themselves. This subtle and pervasive transformation of consumers into commodities is the most important feature of the society of consumers. It is the hidden truth, the deepest and most closely guarded secret, of the consumer society in which we now live. In this new book Zygmunt Bauman examines the impact of consumerist attitudes and patterns of conduct on various apparently unconnected aspects of social life politics and democracy, social divisions and stratification, communities and partnerships, identity building, the production and use of knowledge, and value preferences. The invasion and colonization of the web of human relations by the worldviews and behavioural patterns inspired and shaped by commodity markets, and the sources of resentment, dissent and occasional resistance to the occupying forces, are the central themes of this brilliant new book by one of the worlds most original and insightful social thinkers."
Modernity and ambivalence by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control. This has not happened and today we no longer believe it ever will. In this book, now available in paperback, Bauman argues that our postmodern age is the time for reconciliation with ambivalence, we must learn how to live in an incurably ambiguous world
Liquid life by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay on course, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long. Liquid life is a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty. The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of being caught napping, of failing to catch up with fast moving events, of overlooking the 'use by' dates and being saddled with worthless possessions, of missing the moment calling for a change of tack and being left behind. Liquid life is also s
The individualized society by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are spurred into action by our troubles and fears; but all too often our action fails to address the true causes of our worries. When trying to make sense of our lives, we tend to blame our own failings and weaknesses for our discomforts and defeats. And in doing so, we make things worse rather than better. Reasonable beings that we are, how does this happen and why does it go on happening?" "These are the questions addressed in this new book by Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and perceptive social thinkers writing today. For Bauman, the task of sociology is not to censor or correct the stories we tell of our lives, but to show that there are more ways in which our life stories can be told. By bringing into view the many complex dependencies invisible from the vantage point of private experience, sociology can help us to link our individual decisions and actions to the deeper causes of our troubles and fears - to the ways we live, to the conditions under which we act, to the socially drawn limits of our imagination and ambition. Sociology can help us to understand the processes that have shaped the society in which we live today, a society in which individualization has become our fate. And sociology can also help us to see that if our individual but shared anxieties are to be effectively tackled, they need to be addressed, collectively, true to their social, not individual, nature." "The Individualized Society will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics and the social sciences and humanities generally. It will also appeal to a broader range of readers who are interested in the changing nature of our social and political life today."--Jacket
Society under siege by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersøger hvordan samfundets forandring, hvor suverænitet og magt adskilles fra nationalstatens politik, men ikke institutionaliseres i et nyt rum, påvirker livsbetingelserne for det enkelte individ
Memories of class : the pre-history and after-life of class by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982, Professor Bauman' s discussion of the mechanism of class formation and institutionalisation of class conflict argues that our understanding of changes in social and political structure has been hindered by the freezing of concepts of class in the ice-age of industrial society. He investigates the impact of historical memory on the early transformation of rank into a class society, and on the current confusion in the analysis of the ' crisis of late-industrial society' . The book traces the formation of a
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Alternative Names

Bauman, Z. 1925-

Bauman, Zigmunt.

Bauman, Zigmunt 1925-

Bauman, Zygmunt

Baumann, Zigmunt 1925-

Baumann, Zygmunt 1925-

Zigmunds Baumans

Zygmunt Bauman britisch-polnischer Soziologe

Zygmunt Bauman Brits filosoof

Zygmunt Bauman polski socjolog, filozof, eseista

Zygmunt Bauman puolanjuutalaissyntyinen sosiologi

Zygmunt Bauman sociologo e filosofo polacco

Ζίγκμουντ Μπάουμαν

Бауман, Зигмунд

Бауман, Зигмунт 1925-

Зигмунд Бауман

Зигмунт Бауман

באומן, זיגמונט 1925-

בוימן, זיגמונט

זיגמונט באומן

زيجمونت بومان

زیگمونت باومن

ਜ਼ਿਗਮੁੰਤ ਬਾਓਮਨ

바우만, 지그문트 1925-

지그문트 바우만

포만, 제격몽 1925-


バウマン, ジークムント

バウマン, ジグムント 1925-


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Thinking sociologicallyGlobalization : the human consequencesCulture as praxisHermeneutics and social scienceDoes ethics have a chance in a world of consumers?Postmodern ethicsLiquid modernityIntimations of postmodernity