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Liquid sociology : metaphor in Zygmunt Bauman's analysis of modernity

Author: Mark Davis
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Series: Classical and contemporary social theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each chapter in this unique collection takes seriously Bauman's analysis of modernity as 'liquid', throwing new light upon global social problems, as well as opening up a space for assessing the  Read more...

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Named Person: Zygmunt Bauman; Zygmunt Bauman; Zygmunt Bauman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Davis
ISBN: 9781409438878 1409438872 1409438880 9781409438885
OCLC Number: 840934531
Description: xii, 240 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: liquid sociology - what for?, Mark Davis; Blurring genres: a conversation with Zygmunt Bauman on metaphors, science versus art, fiction and other tricks of the trade, Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Bauman's challenge: metaphors and metaphormoses, Anthony Bryant; Baumana (TM)s travels: metaphors of the token and the wilderness, Kieran Flanagan; a "Welcome to the Hotel Californiaa (TM): Bauman and Virilio on utopia, dystopia, and globalisation, Mark Featherstone; The Heineken effect: Bauman, Baudrillard and A1/2iA3/4ek as metaphorical thinkers of liquidity, Paul A. Taylor; On the liquidity of evil: modernity and the dissolution of ethics in Baumana (TM)s social theory, Ross Abbinnett; Strangers, a "othersa (TM) and the unstable metaphors of race representation in liquid modernity: the case of the gypsy weddings, Simon Weaver; Risk, nichtwissen and fear: searching for solidity in liquid times?, Gabe Mythen and Sandra Walklate; From a "solida (TM) producers and consumers to a "liquida (TM) prosumers, George Ritzer and P.J. Rey; The question of a sociological poetics: metaphors, models and theory, Janet Wolff; 'Metaphormosis: on the metaphoricity of Zygmunt Baumana (TM)s social theory, Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Conclusion - liquid sociology, Peter Beilharz; Index.
Series Title: Classical and contemporary social theory.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Davis, University of Leeds, UK.

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