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Product Description: This book examines the role of intellectuals in modern and post-modern contexts. It argues that as the concept of verity has become increasingly contingent, the role of the intellectual has become interpretive rather than legislative...read more

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9780801421044, titled "Legislators and Interpreters: On Modernity, Post-Modernity, and Intellectuals" | Cornell Univ Pr, December 1, 1987, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This book examines the role of intellectuals in modern and post-modern contexts.

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9780745607900 | Polity Pr, December 1, 1987, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: This book examines the role of intellectuals in modern and post-modern contexts.

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Product Description: Freedom is a concept central to many of the social sciences. This book explores the social production of 'free agents', and the intimate connection between this process and the issues of systemic integration and social control.

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9780816617562 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 1, 1989, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Freedom is a concept central to many of the social sciences.

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9780816617579 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, February 1, 1989, cover price $21.50 | About this edition: Freedom is a concept central to many of the social sciences.
9780335155910 | Open Univ, December 1, 1988, cover price $32.65 | About this edition: Freedom is a concept central to many of the social sciences.

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Product Description: In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors elucidate key concepts in sociology: for example, individualism versus community, and privilege versus deprivation...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780631219286 | 2 revised edition (Blackwell Pub, August 15, 2001), cover price $149.00 | About this edition: In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world.
9780631163619 | Blackwell Pub, November 1, 1990, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: In this textbook, Bauman addresses the problem of thinking sociologically.

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9780631219293 | 2 edition (Blackwell Pub, August 15, 2001), cover price $56.95 | About this edition: In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world.
9780631163626 | Blackwell Pub, November 1, 1990, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In this textbook, Bauman addresses the problem of thinking sociologically.

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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. (view table of contents)

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9780801487194 | Reprint edition (Cornell Univ Pr, February 1, 2001), cover price $24.95
9780745609300 | New edition (Polity Pr, April 30, 1992), cover price $29.95 | also contains Modernity and the Holocaust | About this edition: This work examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates on the lesson which the Holocaust has for sociology.

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Product Description: Zygmunt Bauman's book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, 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...read more

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9780804721639 | Stanford Univ Pr, February 1, 1993, cover price $51.00 | About this edition: Zygmunt Bauman's book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the "taboo" subject in modern societies: death and dying.

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9780804721646 | Stanford Univ Pr, December 1, 1992, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Zygmunt Bauman's book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the "taboo" subject in modern societies: death and dying.
9780745610160 | Polity Pr, November 10, 1992, cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Zygmunt Bauman's book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the "taboo" subject in modern societies: death and dying.

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Product Description: In this sequel to "Modernity and the Holocaust" and "Legislators and Interpreters", Zygmunt Bauman provides a philosophical and sociological investigation of the postmodern perspective on morality. Going beyond fashionable and simplistic reports of "the end of ethics", he argues that the postmodern era has in fact opened up the possibility of a radically new understanding of the ethical...read more

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9780631186922 | Blackwell Pub, March 1, 1994, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: In this sequel to "Modernity and the Holocaust" and "Legislators and Interpreters", Zygmunt Bauman provides a philosophical and sociological investigation of the postmodern perspective on morality.

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9780631186939 | Blackwell Pub, December 15, 1993, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Postmodern Ethics

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Modernity, argues Bauman, promised to bring the kind of clarity and transparency to human life that only reason can offer. This has not happened, and today we no longer believe that it ever will. Here, Bauman goes on to discuss why modernity did not deliver its promise.

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9780801426032 | Cornell Univ Pr, February 1, 1991, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control.

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9780745612423 | New edition (Polity Pr, October 15, 1993), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Modernity, argues Bauman, promised to bring the kind of clarity and transparency to human life that only reason can offer.

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780631192671 | Reprint edition (Blackwell Pub, June 1, 1995), cover price $53.95 | About this edition: 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.

Product Description: "Life in Fragments" is a continuation of the themes and motifs explored in Zygmunt Bauman's study, "Postmodern Ethics" (Blackwell, 1993). Our new era, Bauman argues, may yet prove to represent a dawning, rather than a twilight for ethics, emancipated from the false consciousness entailed by modernity...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780631192664 | Blackwell Pub, June 1, 1995, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: "Life in Fragments" is a continuation of the themes and motifs explored in Zygmunt Bauman's study, "Postmodern Ethics" (Blackwell, 1993).

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The most prominent anxieties in our society today, Bauman shows, derive from the removal of security. The very pursuit of individual happiness corrupts and undermines those systems of authority needed for a stable life. This book builds upon Bauman's earlier contributions to social theory.

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9780745617909 | Polity Pr, March 13, 1997, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: If, as Freud postulated, modern society assails man's freedom by repressing his sexual expression, then the postmodern era can be said to be defined by the individual's quest for sublime happiness at the expense of security.
9780814713037 | New York Univ Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $50.00

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9780745617916 | Polity Pr, March 13, 1997, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The most prominent anxieties in our society today, Bauman shows, derive from the removal of security.
9780814713044 | New York Univ Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: If, as Freud postulated, modern society assails man's freedom by repressing his sexual expression, then the postmodern era can be said to be defined by the individual's quest for sublime happiness at the expense of security.

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It is one thing to be poor in a society of producers and universal employment; it is a quite different thing to be poor in a society of consumers, in which life projects are built around the consumer choice rather than work, professional skills or jobs. If "being poor" once derived its meaning from the condition of being unemployed, today it draws its meaning primarily from the plight of a flawed consumer. This is one difference which truly makes a difference - in the way living in poverty is experienced and in the chances and prospects to redeem its misery. This text attempts to trace this change, which has been taking place over the duration of modern history, and to make an inventory of its social consequences. On the way, it tries also to consider to what extent the well remembered and tested means of fighting back advancing poverty and mitigating its hardships are fit (or unfit) to grasp and tackle the problems of poverty in its present form.

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9780335215997, titled "Work, Consumerism, And The New Poor" | 2 edition (Open Univ Pr, December 26, 2004), cover price $120.00
9780335201563 | Open Univ Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: It is one thing to be poor in a society of producers and universal employment; it is a quite different thing to be poor in a society of consumers, in which life projects are built around the consumer choice rather than work, professional skills or jobs.

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9780335215980, titled "Work, Consumerism, And The New Poor" | 2 edition (Open Univ Pr, February 1, 2005), cover price $47.00
9780335201556 | Open Univ Pr, September 1, 1998, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: "It will be of great interest and value to students, teachers and researchers in sociology and social policy; but it would be good if it were to be read by politicians, journalists and the person in the street too.

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The word "globalization" is used to convey the hope and determination of order-making on a worldwide scale. It is trumpeted as providing more mobility -of people, capital, and information -and as being equally beneficial for everyone. With recent technological developments -most notably the Internet -globalization seems to be the fate of the world. But no one seems to be in control. 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? Will a globalized economy shift jobs away from traditional areas, destroying time-honored national industries? Who will enjoy access to jobs in the new hierarchy of mobility? From the way the global economy creates a class of absentee landlords to current prison designs for the criminalized underclass, Bauman dissects globalization in all its manifestations: its effects on the economy, politics, social structures, and even our perceptions of time and space. 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. Drawing on the works of philosophers, social historians, architects, and theoreticians such as Michel Foucault, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Alfred J. Dunlap, and Le Corbusier, presents a historical overview of the methods employed to create and define human spaces and institutions, from rural villages to sprawling urban centers. Bauman shows how the advent of the computer translates into the decline of truly public space. And he explores the dimensions of a world in which -through new technologies -time is accelerated and space is compressed, revealing how we have arrived at our current state of global thinking. Bauman´s incisive methods of inquiry make an excellent antidote to the exuberance expressed by those who stand to benefit from the new pace and mobility of the modern life. (view table of contents)

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9780231114288 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $68.50 | About this edition: The word "globalization" is used to convey the hope and determination of order-making on a worldwide scale.
9780745620121 | Polity Pr, August 25, 1998, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: The word "globalization" is used to convey the hope and determination of order-making on a worldwide scale.

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9780231114295 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 1, 2000, cover price $25.00
9780745620138 | Polity Pr, August 13, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Demonstrates that globalization develops through its local consequences.

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Product Description: In this major work, Zygmunt Bauman seeks to classify the meanings of culture. He distinguishes between culture as a concept, culture as a structure and culture as praxis and analyzes the different ways in which culture has been used in each of these settings...read more

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9780761959885 | Sage Pubns Ltd, February 22, 1999, cover price $175.00 | About this edition: In this major work, Zygmunt Bauman seeks to classify the meanings of culture.

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9780761959892 | Sage Pubns Ltd, February 22, 1999, cover price $59.00 | About this edition: In this major work, Zygmunt Bauman seeks to classify the meanings of culture.

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9789505573301 | Fondo De Cultura Economica El, January 1, 1999, cover price $15.00

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Is there a connection between the shape of the world one inhabits and the way lives are lived? This text explores that connection and argues that the translation of private troubles into public issues is imperative for the renewal of politics.

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9780745621715 | Polity Pr, June 11, 1999, cover price $64.95
9780804738330 | Stanford Univ Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: In this book, the noted sociologist confronts the decline of the public realm and the profound contradictions of freedom in present-day society.

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9780745621722 | Polity Pr, June 11, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Is there a connection between the shape of the world one inhabits and the way lives are lived?
9780804738347 | Stanford Univ Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In this book, the noted sociologist confronts the decline of the public realm and the profound contradictions of freedom in present-day society.

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Product Description: In this new book, 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780745624099 | Polity Pr, May 25, 2000, cover price $69.95

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9780745624105 | Polity Pr, June 15, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this new book, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a 'heavy' and 'solid', hardware-focused modernity to a 'light' and 'liquid', software-based modernity.

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Product Description: Zygmunt Bauman is one of the leading figures in contemporary social thought. His work ranges across issues of ethics, culture and politics. It never forgets that social thought ought to help men and women make sense of their lives and aspire towards something different...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780745626642 | Polity Pr, September 10, 2001, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: Zygmunt Bauman is one of the leading figures in contemporary social thought.

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9780745626659 | Polity Pr, September 10, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Zygmunt Bauman is one of the leading figures in contemporary social thought.

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780745625065 | Polity Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780745625072 | Polity Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 'Community' is one of those words that feels good: it is good 'to have a community', 'to be in a community'. And 'community' feels good because of the meanings which the word conveys, all of them promising pleasures, and more often than not the kind of pleasures which we would like to experience but seem to miss...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780745626345 | Polity Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: 'Community' is one of those words that feels good: it is good 'to have a community', 'to be in a community'.

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9780745626352 | Reprint edition (Polity Pr, February 15, 2001), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 'Community' is one of those words that feels good: it is good 'to have a community', 'to be in a community'.

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Product Description: Estudio que proporciona un amplio panorama del mundo globalizado que se caracteriza por la incertidumbre y en donde la "sociabilidad", flota en un vacío en busca de un objetivo tangible; asegurando que se carece de vías de canalización estables, y que no existe una forma fácil de traducir las preocupaciones privadas en temas públicos y, a la inversa, percibir en las preocupaciones privadas temas de preocupación pública...read more

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9789505573639 | Fondo De Cultura Economica El, January 1, 2001, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Estudio que proporciona un amplio panorama del mundo globalizado que se caracteriza por la incertidumbre y en donde la "sociabilidad", flota en un vacío en busca de un objetivo tangible; asegurando que se carece de vías de canalización estables, y que no existe una forma fácil de traducir las preocupaciones privadas en temas públicos y, a la inversa, percibir en las preocupaciones privadas temas de preocupación pública.

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9788437619361 | Italian edition edition (Catedra Ediciones, June 30, 2001), cover price $27.95

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9788449311840 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, February 15, 2002), cover price $11.95

In Culture, Modernity and Revolution a group of distinguished sociologists and social philosophers reflect upon the major concerns of Zygmunt Bauman. Their essays not only honour the man, but provide important contributions to the three interlinked themes that could be said to form the guiding threads of Bauman's life 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.
By Ian Varcoe (editor)

Hardcover:

9780415082662 | Routledge, February 1, 1996, cover price $225.00 | About this edition: In Culture, Modernity and Revolution a group of distinguished sociologists and social philosophers reflect upon the major concerns of Zygmunt Bauman.

Miscellaneous:

9780203203392, titled "Culture, Modernity and Revolution: Essays in Honour of Zygmunt Bauman" | Routledge, March 11, 2002, cover price $190.00

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