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On education : conversations with Riccardo Mazzeo

Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2012.
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This is an engaging new book from one of the most influential and widely read sociologists in the world today. Bauman, in conversation with Riccardo Mazzeo, reflects on nature and role of education  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780745661551 0745661556 9780745661568 0745661564
OCLC Number: 795684623
Description: 1 v.
Contents: 1. The crisis of contemporary education between mixophilia and mixophobia 2. Jose Saramago:"There are ways of being happy that are simply hateful" 3. Gregory Bateson and his third level of education 4. From ballistic missiles to the smart ones: from closure of mind to "permanent revolution" 5. The hundred years oak trees have grown from ridiculously minute acorns 6. Looking for a genuine "cultural revolution" 7. Depravation is the cleverest strategy of deprivation 8. It takes but a few minutes and a couple of signatures to destroy what took thousands of brains and twice as many hands and lots of years to build 9. The youth as a disposal tip for the excesses of consumer industry 10. The effort to improve mutual understanding is a prolific source of human creativity 11. The unemployed may always play lotto, don't they? 12. Disability, abnormality and minority as a political problem: the examples by Wells and Saramago 13. Being indignant is not enough for swarm-like ephemeral political groupings 14. The riots of defective consumers and the never-ending minefields 15. Richard Sennett: "Informal, open-ended cooperation is how best to experience difference" 16. From the Lacanian "discourse of the capitalist" to the Baumanian "discourse of consumerism" 17. Zizek and Morin: does religion necessarily have a monotheistic nature? 18. If even Proust's petite madeleine is exploited as the last resort for consumerism 19. On fuels, sparks and fires 20. On globalization coming of age
Responsibility: by Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo.


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