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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. The new remoteness and un-reachability of global systemic structure coupled with the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics and human togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and cognitive frames used to narrate human individual experience and their joint history.

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.

Liquid Modernity concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books Globalization: The Human Consequences and In Search of Politics. Together these volumes form a brilliant analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life by one of the most original thinkers writing today.

Synopsis:

In this work, 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographic references (p. [217]-224) and index.

About the Author

Zygmunt Bauman is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Universities of Leeds and Warsaw.

Table of Contents

Foreword: On Being Light and Liquid.

1. Emancipation.

2. Individuality.

3. Time/Space.

4. Work.

5. Community.

Afterthoughts: On Writing; on Writing Sociology.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745624105
Author:
Bauman, Zygmunt
Publisher:
Polity Press
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Community
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Individualism
Subject:
Communautâe
Subject:
Travail
Subject:
Post-modernisme
Subject:
Civilisation
Subject:
Libertâe
Subject:
Individu et sociâetâe
Subject:
Espace et temps
Subject:
Modernity & Postmodernity
Subject:
Social Theory
Copyright:
Series Volume:
106-152
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
229 x 152 x 15 mm 24 oz

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