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Modernity and the holocaust

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A noted sociologist presents a new theory which determines the causes of the Holocaust based upon the prevailing conditions within modern Society. Bauman's study emphasizes trends occuring within contemporary Society rather than ...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN: 0745609309 9780745609300
OCLC Number: 26303455
Description: xiv, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword. 1. Introduction: Sociology after the Holocaust. 2. Modernity, Racism, Extermination - I. 3. Modernity, Racism, Extermination - II. 4. On the Uniqueness and Normality of the Holocaust. 5. Soliciting Cooperation of the Victims. 6. The Ethics of Obedience (reading Milgram). 7. Towards a Sociological Theory of Morality Rationality and Shame. Index.
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