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Bauman, Zygmunt 1925-2017

Works: 1,255 works in 4,717 publications in 17 languages and 55,754 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Commentator, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Compiler, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Collector, Scientific advisor, wst, Editor
Classifications: HM73, 301
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Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers? by Zygmunt Bauman( )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,082 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
Culture as praxis by Zygmunt Bauman( )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,929 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
Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

150 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,853 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
Thinking sociologically by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

67 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in its third edition, Thinking sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors explore key concepts in sociology, review recent developments in society and examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life. The world has changed a great deal since the second edition's publication. Issues of climate change, sustainability, inequality, social justice, inclusion and the role of social media have risen to prominence, and we are collectively challenging our ways of thinking about intimacy, community, consumption, ethics, social identity, and more. This new third edition has been revised to reflect these and other transformations in our lives, helping us to think sociologically about the consequences of these burgeoning issues, how we organize our societies, understand ourselves and lead our lives. Written for undergraduates, postgraduates, practicing sociologists and social scientists, this book also holds a broad appeal to a general audience. The third edition of Thinking sociologically offers a compelling survey of sociological issues, recent changes in society and their influence on our day-to-day lives and identities
Intimations of postmodernity by Zygmunt Bauman( )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One subject which captured the imagination of sociologists, philosophers, political scientists and writers on culture in the 1980s was postmodernism. This text considers the meaning and importance of postmodernity
Work, consumerism and the new poor by Zygmunt Bauman( )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,427 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 )

88 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing various aspects of the modern struggle against ambivalence, focuses in chs. 4 and 5 (pp. 102-196) on a case study of this process - i.e. the assimilatory pressure exerted upon European (particularly German) Jews, its cultural and philosophical impact, and social consequences. Refers also to anti-Jewish reactions provoked by the failure of assimilation
Globalization : the human consequences by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

91 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,131 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
Liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

103 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is dedicated to this task. Bauman selects five of the basic concepts which have served to make sense of shared human life - emancipation, individuality, time/space, work and community - and traces their successive incarnations and changes of meaning. The book concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books "Globalization: The Human Consequences" and "In Search of Politics". Together these volumes form an analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life
Hermeneutics and social science by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge, restoring to print books by some of the most influential academic scholars of the last 120 years
Postmodern ethics by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

82 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical and sociological investigation of the postmodern perspective on morality. Going beyond fashionable and simplistic reports of "the end of ethics", Bauman argues that the postmodern era has in fact opened up the possibility of a radically new understanding of the ethical
Postmodernity and its discontents by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 765 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 )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 758 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 )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 752 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 6 languages and held by 697 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."--BOOK JACKET
Culture, modernity, and revolution : essays in honour of Zygmunt Bauman by Zygmunt Bauman( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Culture, Modernity and Revolution a group of distinguished sociologists and social philosophers reflect upon the major concerns of Zygmunt Bauman. In doing so they also make a remarkable commentary on East Central Europe
Consuming life by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 672 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."
Liquid love : on the frailty of human bonds by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncanny frailty of human bonds, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, are the principal themes of this work by Zygmunt Bauman
Mortality, immortality and other life strategies by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 642 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
The individualized society by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 632 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
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Does ethics have a chance in a world of consumers?
Culture as praxisModernity and the HolocaustThinking sociologicallyIntimations of postmodernityWork, consumerism and the new poorModernity and ambivalenceGlobalization : the human consequencesLiquid modernity
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Baoman, Qi'ergete

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Bauman, Jigeumnteu

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Ji geu mun teu Ba u man 1925-2017

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Ζίγκμουντ Μπάουμαν

Ζίγκμουντ Μπάουμαν Πολωνός φιλόσοφος,κοινωνιολόγος και συγγραφέας

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באומן, זיגמונט 1925-

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