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The Bauman Reader (Blackwell Readers)by Zygmunt Bauman
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The remarkably diverse writings of Zygmunt Bauman range across a large number of issues in sociology, politics, history, and cultural studies. This is the first collection of Bauman's writings to cover the entire breadth of his work, and includes a summarizing essay and commentary by editor Peter Beilharz.
Beginning with Bauman's early English-language work on socialism, the Reader proceeds through Legislators and Interpreters to Bauman's defense of a sociology of the postmodern. The editor has also selected essays from Bauman's preeminent works on the Holocaust and on globalization. The book includes a new extensive interview, anticipating some of Bauman's forthcoming work.
The remarkably diverse writings of Zygmunt Bauman range across a large number of issues in sociology, politics, history, and cultural studies. This is the first collection of Bauman's writings that covers the entire breadth of his work, and includes a summarizing essay and commentary by editor Peter Beilharz. As a whole, this is not only a guide to Bauman's way of thinking, but a guide to making sense of our times through the major work of one of the most important figures in late-twentieth-century social thought
About the Author
Peter Beilharz holds a Chair in Sociology at La Trobe University, Australia. In 1980 he co-founded Thesis Eleven, the international journal of social theory. His major books include Labour's Utopias (1992), Postmodern Socialism (1994), Transforming Labor (1994), Imagining the Antipodes (1997), and Zygmunt Bauman: Dialectic of Modernity (2000)
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Peter Beilharz: Reading Zygmunt Bauman.
2. The Telos Interview.
4. Class and Power.
5. Hermeneutics and Critical Theory.
6. Sociology and the Postmodern.
7. Figures of Modernity.
8. The Century of Camps.
9. Ambivalence and Ethics.
10. Globalization and the New Poor.
11. The Journey Never Ends, Zygmunt Bauman Talks With Peter Beilharz.
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