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Society under siege

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Society is under siege -- under attack on two fronts: from the global frontier-land where old structures and rules do not hold and new ones are slow to take shape, and from the fluid, undefined domain of life politics. The space between these two fronts, until recently ruled by the sovereign nation-state and identified by social scientists as 'society' is ever more difficult to conceive of as a self-enclosed entity.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN: 0745629849 9780745629841 0745629857 9780745629858
OCLC Number: 49225799
Description: vi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Global Politics. 1. Chasing the Elusive Society. 2. The Great Separation Mark Two. 3. Living and Dying in the Planetary Frontier-land --
pt. II. Life Politics. 4. (Un)Happiness of Uncertain Pleasures. 5. As Seen on TV. 6. Consuming Life. 7. From Bystander to Actor. Conclusion: Utopia with No Topos.
Responsibility: Zygmunt Bauman.

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