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Bauman, Zygmunt 1925-

Works: 608 works in 2,860 publications in 22 languages and 40,996 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: HM73, 301
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Culture as praxis by Zygmunt Bauman( )
43 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,754 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
Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
130 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,735 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
Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers? by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,532 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
Globalization : the human consequences by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
99 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,246 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."--BOOK JACKET
Thinking sociologically by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
43 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors elucidate key concepts in sociology: for example, individualism versus community, and privilege versus deprivation. While charting a course through sociology''s main concerns, Bauman and May also examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life
Modernity and ambivalence by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
69 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,052 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
Work, consumerism and the new poor by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
48 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,033 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
Intimations of postmodernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
39 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thoughtful and illuminating book provides a major statement on the meaning and importance of postmodernity
Hermeneutics and social science by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
47 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 972 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
Postmodern ethics by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
83 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 897 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
Legislators and interpreters : on modernity, post-modernity, and intellectuals by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
47 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 813 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
Socialism : the active utopia by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 724 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
Postmodernity and its discontents by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 698 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 '
The individualized society by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
42 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 662 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
Consuming life by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
40 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 650 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."
Mortality, immortality and other life strategies by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
34 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the "taboo" subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture
Society under siege by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Society is under siege - under attack on two fronts: from the global frontier-land where old structures and rules do not hold and new ones are slow to take shape, and from the fluid, undefined domain of life politics. The space between these two fronts, until recently ruled by the sovereign nation-state and identified by social scientists as 'society' is ever more difficult to conceive of as a self-enclosed entity. And this confronts the established wisdom of the social sciences with a new challenge: sovereignty and power are becoming separated from the politics of the territorial nation-state
In search of politics by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
44 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We live in a world which no longer questions itself, which lives from one day to another managing successive crises and struggling to brace itself for new ones, without knowing where it is going and without trying to plan the itinerary. And everything important in our lives - livelihood, human bonds, partnerships, neighborhood, goals worth pursuing and dangers to avoid - feels transient, precarious, vulnerable, insecure, uncertain, risky. Is there a connection between the shape of the world we inhabit and the way we live our lives? Exploring that connection, and finding out just how close it is, is the main concern of this book." "This new book by Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and creative thinkers of out time - will be of particular interest to students of sociology, politics and social and political theory."--Jacket
Liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 603 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
Memories of class : the pre-history and after-life of class by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 589 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 class society back to the patterns of 'surveillance power' and contr
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Bauman, Z. 1925-
Bauman, Zigmunt.
Bauman, Zigmunt 1925-
Bauman, Zygmunt
Baumann, Zygmunt 1925-
Бауман, Зигмунд
Бауман, Зигмунт 1925-
バウマン, ジークムント
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