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The social thought of Zygmunt Bauman

Author: Keith Tester
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an original discussion of Zygmunt Bauman's work and its significance. It pays attention to the full span of Bauman's academic career; from his first essays in Poland in the 1950s, through to the role he played in opposition to actually existing socialism in the 1960s, and the groundbreaking social thought that he produced after arriving in Britain in 1971."--BOOK JACKET.
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Named Person: Zygmunt Bauman; Zygmunt Bauman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Tester
ISBN: 1403912718 9781403912718
OCLC Number: 123214124
Description: viii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Critical thinking and human possibility --
2. The emergence of an imagination --
3. Socialism : utopian and cultural --
4. Communism and modernity --
5. The Holocaust --
6. Postmodernity : ethical incentive, indifferent world --
7. Sociology and the challenge of globalisation.
Responsibility: Keith Tester.
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Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most important contemporary social thinkers. Bauman's work is put into its social and historical context, and it is shown why Bauman matters.  Read more...

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'Nobody understands Zygmunt Bauman better than Keith Tester. Tester constructs a dialogue with Bauman, on his own terrain. The result is a hermeneutic personal and sociological at the same time. Read more...

 
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