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Bauman, Zygmunt 1925-

Works: 755 works in 3,203 publications in 19 languages and 46,504 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, zxx, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: HM73, 170
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Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

165 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates on the lesson which the Holocaust has for sociology. Baumann argues that the Holocaust has to be understood as deeply involved with the nature of modernity
Globalization : the human consequences by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

52 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,000 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
Culture as praxis by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 978 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
Hermeneutics and social science by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 957 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
Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers? by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 895 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
Liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

80 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 802 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
Intimations of postmodernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

47 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 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 )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 697 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
Legislators and interpreters : on modernity, post-modernity, and intellectuals by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 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
Postmodernity and its discontents by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 672 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 '
Postmodern ethics by Elizabeth Wren-Owens( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En la posmodernidad, el comportamiento ético correcto, antes único e indivisible, comienza a evaluarse como "razonable desde el punto de vista económico", "estéticamente agradable", "moralmente adecuado". Las acciones pueden ser correctas en un sentido y equivocadas en otro. ¿Qué acción debería medirse conforme a un criterio determinado? Y si se aplican diversos criterios, ¿cuál deberá tener prioridad? La "agenda moral" de nuestros días abunda en asuntos que los estudiosos de temas éticos del pasado apenas tocaron, ya que entonces no se articulaban como parte de la experiencia humana. Basta mencionar, en el plano de la vida cotidiana, los diversos problemas morales que surgen de las novedosas relaciones de pareja, sexualidad y relaciones familiares, notorias por su indeterminación institucional, flexibilidad y fragilidad; o bien la gran cantidad de "tradiciones" que sobreviven, han resucitado o se inventaron, para disputarse la lealtad de los individuos y reclamar autoridad para guiar la conducta. Y, en el trasfondo, el contexto global de la vida contemporánea presenta riesgos de una magnitud insospechada, en verdad catastrófica: genocidios, invasiones, "guerras justas", fundamentalismo de mercado, pogromos, terror de estado o de credo." --Contratapa
Socialism : the active utopia by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 637 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
Life in fragments : essays in postmodern morality by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in Fragments is a continuation of the themes and motifs explored in Zygmunt Bauman's acclaimed study, Postmodern Ethics (Blackwell, 1993) Described by Richard Sennett as a major event in social theory, Postmodern Ethics subverted the pieties of subversion which rule the postmodern imagination, arguing for an ethic of being with the Other, beyond the fashionable imperative of anything goes or the deconstruction of identity through difference
The individualized society by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are spurred into action by our troubles and fears; but all too often our action fails to address the true causes of our worries. When trying to make sense of our lives, we tend to blame our own failings and weaknesses for our discomforts and defeats. And in doing so, we make things worse rather than better. Reasonable beings that we are, how does this happen and why does it go on happening?" "These are the questions addressed in this new book by Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and perceptive social thinkers writing today. For Bauman, the task of sociology is not to censor or correct the stories we tell of our lives, but to show that there are more ways in which our life stories can be told. By bringing into view the many complex dependencies invisible from the vantage point of private experience, sociology can help us to link our individual decisions and actions to the deeper causes of our troubles and fears - to the ways we live, to the conditions under which we act, to the socially drawn limits of our imagination and ambition. Sociology can help us to understand the processes that have shaped the society in which we live today, a society in which individualization has become our fate. And sociology can also help us to see that if our individual but shared anxieties are to be effectively tackled, they need to be addressed, collectively, true to their social, not individual, nature." "The Individualized Society will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics and the social sciences and humanities generally. It will also appeal to a broader range of readers who are interested in the changing nature of our social and political life today."--Jacket
Consuming life by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 585 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."
Modernity and ambivalence by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 577 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
Mortality, immortality and other life strategies by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 555 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
Wasted lives : modernity and its outcasts by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts is an inevitable outcome of modernization. Zygmunt Bauman shows that the problem of coping with 'human waste' provides a key for understanding some otherwise baffling features of our shared life
Memories of class : the pre-history and after-life of class by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 506 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
Living on borrowed time : conversations with Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global financial crisis has shattered the illusion that all was well with capitalism and forced us to confront the great challenges we face today with a new sense of urgency. Few are better placed to do this than Zygmunt Bauman, a social thinker whose writings on liquid modernity have pioneered a new way of seeing the world in which we live at the dawn of the 21st Century. Our liquid modern world is characterized by the transition from a society of producers to a society of consumers, the natural extension of which is the society
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Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers?
Alternative Names

Bauman, Z. 1925-

Bauman, Zigmunt.

Bauman, Zigmunt 1925-

Bauman, Zygmunt

Baumann, Zigmunt 1925-

Baumann, Zygmunt 1925-

Zigmunds Baumans

Zygmunt Bauman britisch-polnischer Soziologe

Zygmunt Bauman Brits filosoof

Zygmunt Bauman polski socjolog, filozof, eseista

Zygmunt Bauman puolanjuutalaissyntyinen sosiologi

Zygmunt Bauman sociologo e filosofo polacco

Ζίγκμουντ Μπάουμαν

Бауман, Зигмунд

Бауман, Зигмунт 1925-

Зигмунд Бауман

Зигмунт Бауман

באומן, זיגמונט 1925-

בוימן, זיגמונט

זיגמונט באומן

زيجمونت بومان

زیگمونت باومن

ਜ਼ਿਗਮੁੰਤ ਬਾਓਮਨ

바우만, 지그문트 1925-

지그문트 바우만

포만, 제격몽 1925-


バウマン, ジークムント

バウマン, ジグムント 1925-


Globalization : the human consequencesCulture as praxisHermeneutics and social scienceDoes ethics have a chance in a world of consumers?Liquid modernityIntimations of postmodernityWork, consumerism and the new poorLegislators and interpreters : on modernity, post-modernity, and intellectuals