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Bauman, Zygmunt 1925-2017

Works: 1,095 works in 4,326 publications in 19 languages and 51,842 library holdings
Genres: History  Utopian fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Commentator, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Collector, Editor, wst
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Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers? by Zygmunt Bauman( )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,054 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
Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

171 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new afterword to this edition, "The duty to remember, but What?," tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels. Bauman explores the silences found in debates about the Holocaust, and asks what the historical facts of the Holocaust tell us about the hidden capacities of present-day life. He finds great danger in such phenomena as the seductiveness of martyrdom; going to extremes in the same of safety; the insidious efects of tragic memory, and efficient, "scientific" implementation of the death penalty. Bauman writes, "Once the problem of the guilt of the Holocaust perpetrators has been by and large settled and with the passing of time lost a good deal of its urgency and practical edge, the one big remaining question is the innocence of all the rest- not the least innocence of ourselves."--Publisher description
Culture as praxis by Zygmunt Bauman( )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,687 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
Intimations of postmodernity by Zygmunt Bauman( )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoughtful and illuminating book provides a major statement on the meaning and importance of postmodernity
Work, consumerism and the new poor by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 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. This edition discusses redundancy, disposability and exclusion
Modernity and ambivalence by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

86 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,184 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
Globalization : the human consequences by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

84 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,103 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."--Jacket
Hermeneutics and social science by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 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
Thinking sociologically by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het werkgebied, de denkkaders en belangrijkste begrippen van de sociologie
Liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

95 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 976 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
Postmodern ethics by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

78 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 958 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
Thinking sociologically by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den sociale tankes væsen og sociologien som videnskab
Postmodernity and its discontents by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 745 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 2 ill to happiness2 the result, however, is a sacrificing of security. The most prominent anxieties in our society today, Bauman shows, derive from the removal of security. The world is experienced as overwhelmingly uncertain, uncontrollable and frightening. Totalitarian politics frightened by its awesome power; the new social disorder frightens by its lack of consistency and direction. The very pursuit of individual happiness corrupts and undermines those systems of authority needed for a stable life. This book builds imaginatively upon Bauman2 earlier contributions to social theory. It consolidates his reputation as the interpreter of postmodernity. The book will appeal to second--year undergraduates and above in sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and anthropology
Socialism : the active utopia by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and French and held by 740 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
Legislators and interpreters : on modernity, post-modernity, and intellectuals by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 733 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
In search of politics by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

54 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 728 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
Culture, modernity, and revolution : essays in honour of Zygmunt Bauman by Richard Kilminster( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Culture, Modernity and Revolution a group of internationally renowned sociologists from East and West, come together to honor Zygmunt Bauman. Their essays not only honor the man, but provide important contributions to the three interlinked themes that could be said to form the guiding threads of Bauman's life and work: power, culture and modernity. Culture, Modernity and Revolution is both a remarkable sociological commentary on the problems facing East-Central Europe and an exposition of some of the key, hitherto neglected, features of the modern cultural universe. The book has a unity of purpose. In no sense is it a development of Bauman's ideas by followers: its editors retain a critical distance and seek to present the man and his ideas to a wide audience. It will be of interest to sociologists, philosophers, political scientists and students of culture
Consuming life by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 653 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 618 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
Memories of class : the pre-history and after-life of class by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 612 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers?
Modernity and the HolocaustCulture as praxisIntimations of postmodernityWork, consumerism and the new poorModernity and ambivalenceGlobalization : the human consequencesHermeneutics and social scienceThinking sociologically
Alternative Names

Baoman, Qi'ergete

Baoman, Qigemeng

Baoman, Qigemengte

Baoman, Zegemengte


Bauman, Jigeumnteu

Bauman, Jigeumunteu 1925-2017

Bauman, Z. 1925-

Bauman, Z. 1925-2017

Bauman, Z. (Zygmunt)

Bauman, Zigmunt.

Bauman, Zigmunt 1925-

Bauman, Zigmunt 1925-2017

Bauman, Zygmund

Bauman, Zygmunt

Bauman, Zygmunt, 1925-

Baumann, Zigmunt 1925-2017

Baumann, Zygmunt 1925-

Baumann, Zygmunt 1925-2017

Baumans, Zigmunds, 1925-2017

Bauwman, Zigmwnt.

Bâvman, Zīgmūnd

Bâvmân, Zīgmūnt

Bāwmān, Ziğmūnt

Ba'wman, Ziygmwnt

Ji geu mun teu Ba u man 1925-2017

Jigeumunteu-Bauman 1925-2017

Mpáouman, Zígkmount

Pauman, Chigŭmunt'ŭ 1925-2017

Z. B. [a]

Zigmunds Baumans

Ziqmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman britisch-polnischer Soziologe

Zygmunt Bauman britisch-polnischer Soziologe und Philosoph

Zygmunt Bauman Brits filosoof

Zygmunt Bauman britsko-polský sociolog

Zygmunt Bauman lengyel szociológus

Zygmunt Bauman pola sociologo

Zygmunt Bauman Polish philosopher and sociologist

Zygmunt Bauman polsk-brittisk sociolog

Zygmunt Bauman polski socjolog, filozof, eseista

Zygmunt Bauman puolanjuutalaissyntyinen sosiologi

Zygmunt Bauman sociologo e filosofo polacco

Zygmunt Bauman Sociólogo, filósofo y ensayista polaco

Zygmunt Bauman sociologue britannique d'origine polonaise

Ζίγκμουντ Μπάουμαν

Ζίγκμουντ Μπάουμαν Πολωνός φιλόσοφος,κοινωνιολόγος και συγγραφέας

Бауман, Зигмунд

Бауман, Зигмунт 1925-

Бауман, Зигмунт, 1925-2017

Зигмунд Бауман

Зигмунт Бауман

Зигмунт Бауман польский и британский философ и социолог

Зыгмунт Баўман

באומן, זיגמונט 1925-

בוימן, זיגמונט

זיגמונט באומן

זיגמונט באומן סופר בריטי

باومان، زيجمونت، 1925-

باومان, زيجمونت 1925-2017

زيجمونت باومان، 1925-

زيجمونت بومان

زیگمونت باومن

ਜ਼ਿਗਮੁੰਤ ਬਾਓਮਨ

바우만, 지그문트 1925-2017

지그문트 바우만

포만, 제격몽 1925-2017


バウマン, ジークムント

バウマン, ジグムント 1925-2017