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9788449322013 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, February 15, 2009), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: In our individualized society we are all artists of life - whether we know it or not, will it or not and like it or not, by decree of society if not by our own choice. In this society we are all expected, rightly or wrongly, to give our lives purpose and form by using our own skills and resources, even if we lack the tools and materials with which artists' studios need to be equipped for the artist's work to be conceived and executed...read more

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9780745643250 | Polity Pr, October 6, 2008, cover price $64.95

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9780745643267 | Polity Pr, October 6, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In our individualized society we are all artists of life - whether we know it or not, will it or not and like it or not, by decree of society if not by our own choice.

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Product Description: Como parte de su certero análisis de la sociedad en el mundo globalizado y de los cambios que éste impone a la condición humana, el autor analiza el amor y cómo, en la esfera creciente de lo comercial, las relaciones son pensadas en términos de costos y beneficios, es decir, de conveniencia...read more

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9789505576487 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 2007, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Como parte de su certero análisis de la sociedad en el mundo globalizado y de los cambios que éste impone a la condición humana, el autor analiza el amor y cómo, en la esfera creciente de lo comercial, las relaciones son pensadas en términos de costos y beneficios, es decir, de conveniencia.

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Product Description: Después de sus aportaciones a la sociología contemporánea, mediante las cuales este destacado investigador ha definido las inestabilidades de las relaciones humanas y de los propios individuos como "la modernidad líquida", el autor nos entrega esta crítica de la cultura del consumo de las sociedades actuales...read more

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9789681684990 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, October 26, 2007, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Después de sus aportaciones a la sociología contemporánea, mediante las cuales este destacado investigador ha definido las inestabilidades de las relaciones humanas y de los propios individuos como "la modernidad líquida", el autor nos entrega esta crítica de la cultura del consumo de las sociedades actuales.

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Product Description: Hay pocos textos que sinteticen con mayor lucidez la condición del individuo en la sociedad de consumo del siglo XXI que estas páginas escritas por Zygmunt Bauman. En ellas se delimitan con precisión los contornos de un estado de cosas en el que los indiv

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9788497842297 | Gedisa Editorial S A, September 30, 2007, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Hay pocos textos que sinteticen con mayor lucidez la condición del individuo en la sociedad de consumo del siglo XXI que estas páginas escritas por Zygmunt Bauman.

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.

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9780745639796 | Polity Pr, May 7, 2007, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: With the advent of liquid modernity, the society of producers is transformed into a society of consumers.

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9780745640020 | Polity Pr, July 8, 2007, cover price $19.95

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9788420605876, titled "Libertad / Liberty" | Poc edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Rare book: Price in USD

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The passage from 'solid' to 'liquid' modernity has created a new and unprecedented setting for individual life pursuits, confronting individuals with a series of challenges never before encountered. Social forms and institutions no longer have enough time to solidify and cannot serve as frames of reference for human actions and long-term life plans, so individuals have to find other ways to organise their lives. They have to splice together an unending series of short-term projects and episodes that don't add up to the kind of sequence to which concepts like 'career' and 'progress' could meaningfully be applied. Such fragmented lives require individuals to be flexible and adaptable - to be constantly ready and willing to change tactics at short notice, to abandon commitments and loyalties without regret and to pursue opportunities according to their current availability. In liquid modernity the individual must act, plan actions and calculate the likely gains and losses of acting (or failing to act) under conditions of endemic uncertainty. Zygmunt Bauman's brilliant writings on liquid modernity have altered the way we think about the contemporary world. In this short book he explores the sources of the endemic uncertainty which shapes our lives today and, in so doing, he provides the reader with a brief and accessible introduction to his highly original account, developed at greater length in his previous books, of life in our liquid modern times.

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9780745639864 | Polity Pr, January 3, 2007, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The passage from 'solid' to 'liquid' modernity has created a new and unprecedented setting for individual life pursuits, confronting individuals with a series of challenges never before encountered.

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9780745639871 | Polity Pr, January 3, 2007, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Hasta ahora se creia que la modernidad iba a ser aquel periodo de la historia humana en el que, por fin, quedarian atras los temores que atenazaban la vida social del pasado y los seres humanos podriamos controlar nuestras vidas y dominar las imprevisibles fuerzas de los mundos social y natural...read more

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9788449319846 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, March 1, 2007), cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Hasta ahora se creia que la modernidad iba a ser aquel periodo de la historia humana en el que, por fin, quedarian atras los temores que atenazaban la vida social del pasado y los seres humanos podriamos controlar nuestras vidas y dominar las imprevisibles fuerzas de los mundos social y natural.

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Product Description: Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces of the social and natural worlds...read more

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9780745636795 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, October 13, 2006), cover price $69.95

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9780745636801 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, October 13, 2006), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces of the social and natural worlds.

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9788474327502 | Gedisa Editorial S A, October 30, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: BOOKS IN SPANISH

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'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay on course, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long. Liquid life is a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty. The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of being caught napping, of failing to catch up with fast moving events, of overlooking the 'use by' dates and being saddled with worthless possessions, of missing the moment calling for a change of tack and being left behind. Liquid life is also shot through by a contradiction: it ought to be a (possibly unending) series of new beginnings, yet precisely for that reason it is full of worries about swift and painless endings, without which new beginnings would be unthinkable. Among the arts of liquid-modern living and the skills needed to practice them, getting rid of things takes precedence over their acquisition. This and other challenges of life in a liquid-modern society are traced and unravelled in the successive chapters of this new book by one of the most brilliant and original social thinkers of our time.

Hardcover:

9780745635149 | Polity Pr, July 1, 2005, cover price $64.95

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9780745635156 | Polity Pr, July 1, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: 'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society.

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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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Product Description: Estado-nación y la sociedad actual sufren un doble acoso: el de la globalización y el de la biodiversidad; ambas corroen las fronteras que la modernidad había considerado sólidas e infranqueables. Las instituciones políticas, confinadas territorialmente y ligadas al suelo, son incapaces de hacer frente a la extraterritorialidad y al libre flujo de las finanzas, el capital y el comercio...read more

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9789505576128 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Estado-nación y la sociedad actual sufren un doble acoso: el de la globalización y el de la biodiversidad; ambas corroen las fronteras que la modernidad había considerado sólidas e infranqueables.

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Product Description: More than ever before, our conflict-ridden, drifting planet needs the qualities that Europe, unique among the continents, has developed in more than two millennia of history: its self-criticism, its urge to self-transcendence, exploration and experiment, its conviction that alternative and better forms of human togetherness can be achieved, as well as its dedication to the cause of seeking and promoting this improvement in practice...read more

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9780745634029 | Polity Pr, December 15, 2004, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: More than ever before, our conflict-ridden, drifting planet needs the qualities that Europe, unique among the continents, has developed in more than two millennia of history: its self-criticism, its urge to self-transcendence, exploration and experiment, its conviction that alternative and better forms of human togetherness can be achieved, as well as its dedication to the cause of seeking and promoting this improvement in practice.

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9780745634036 | Polity Pr, December 15, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: More than ever before, our conflict-ridden, drifting planet needs the qualities that Europe, unique among the continents, has developed in more than two millennia of history: its self-criticism, its urge to self-transcendence, exploration and experiment, its conviction that alternative and better forms of human togetherness can be achieved, as well as its dedication to the cause of seeking and promoting this improvement in practice.

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Product Description: This topical new book by Zygmunt Bauman explores the notion of identity in the modern world. As we grapple with the insecurity and uncertainty of liquid modernity, Bauman argues that our socio-political, cultural, professional, religious and sexual identities are undergoing a process of continual transformation...read more

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9780745633084 | Polity Pr, August 13, 2004, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: This topical new book by Zygmunt Bauman explores the notion of identity in the modern world.

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9780745633091 | Polity Pr, August 13, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This topical new book by Zygmunt Bauman explores the notion of identity in the modern world.

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9780745631653 | Polity Pr, January 7, 2004, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: The production of ‘human waste’ – or more precisely, wasted lives, the ‘superfluous’ populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts – is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780745631646 | Polity Pr, January 7, 2004, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: The production of ‘human waste’ – or more precisely, wasted lives, the ‘superfluous’ populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts – is an inevitable outcome of modernization.

Hardcover:

9780745624884 | Polity Pr, June 20, 2003, cover price $69.95

Paperback:

9780745624891 | Polity Pr, June 20, 2003, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: Zygmunt Bauman nos presenta un estudio sobre las consecuencias sociales de los procesos globalizadores; pretende demostrar que la globalización incluye mucho más que sus manifestaciones superficiales y trata de disipar algo de la niebla que rodea a un término supuestamente clarificador de la mujer y el hombre moderno...read more

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9789681652104 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, March 1, 2003, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Zygmunt Bauman nos presenta un estudio sobre las consecuencias sociales de los procesos globalizadores; pretende demostrar que la globalización incluye mucho más que sus manifestaciones superficiales y trata de disipar algo de la niebla que rodea a un término supuestamente clarificador de la mujer y el hombre moderno.

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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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9789681664596 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 2002, 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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Product Description: 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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9780745629841 | Polity Pr, November 8, 2002, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780745629858 | Polity Pr, November 8, 2002, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: 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.

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