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Zygmunt Bauman Textbook

Zygmunt Bauman Textbook

  • Author: Tony Blackshaw
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415355049
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 170
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This timely book provides the definitive concise introduction to Zygmunt Bauman. A well-written text, it assumes no prior knowledge of his work and will appeal to those wishing to explore the ideas of one of the world's most wide-ranging thinkers.

Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman

  • Author: Tony Blackshaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0203001753
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 178
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This timely book provides the definitive concise introduction to the phenomenon of Zygmunt Bauman. After introducing the man, his major influences and his special way of 'thinking sociologically', author Blackshaw traces the development of Bauman's project by identifying and explaining the major shifts of emphasis in his work – the break with Marxism and the postmodern 'turn', and the subsequent refocusing on 'liquid' modernity – as well as offering a clear and accessible guide to the key conceptual hinges which move the reader on. This book, the only concise introduction to Bauman's work on the market, goes on to explain the importance of the full range of persistent themes concerning Bauman, dealing specifically with individualization, freedom, identity, community, social control, consumption and waste, building a penetrating understanding of why these issues matter for this Key Sociologist. Bauman's ideas have impacted beyond sociology into criminology, political theory, cultural studies, leisure studies and so forth, and have also now penetrated outside the walls of the academy into social policy, welfare reform, social work and politics. Making use of pedagogical features such as boxed sections, chapter summaries, an annotated bibliography and links to further reading, this well-written text assumes no prior familiarity with Bauman's work and will appeal to anyone in any of these fields wishing to get acquainted with the ideas of one of the world's most wide-ranging thinkers.

Key Sociological Thinkers

Key Sociological Thinkers

Second Edition

  • Author: Rob Stones
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137199601
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 408
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The second edition of this popular and established text provides a comprehensive guide to 23 of the most influential thinkers in sociology. Written by leading academics in the field, Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a clear and contextualized introduction to classical and contemporary theory. Each chapter offers an insightful assessment of a different theorist, exploring their lives, works and legacies. Drawing upon examples from the everyday world, an innovative 'Seeing Things Differently' section in every chapter demonstrates how theoretical ideas can be used to illuminate aspects of social life in new ways. Included in this new edition: • Four new chapters, looking at Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman • Chapter updates on recent developments • An important new introduction • Three types of contents page to provide easy navigation of the text • Useful glossary boxes throughout, with their own dedicated contents page, to highlight and explain complex theoretical ideas. Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a stimulating overview of the best of sociological thought, from Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Georg Simmel to Nancy Chodorow, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens. It continues to be an essential text for all students of sociological theory.

Retrotopia

Retrotopia

  • Author: Bauman, Zygmunt
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518754742
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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»Jedes einzelne von Baumans Büchern in der letzten Dekade kann als Meisterwerk gelesen werden.« Ulrich Beck »Make America great again«, lautet der Leitspruch des amtierenden US-Präsidenten. Nicht »vorwärts« soll es gehen, wie Barack Obama noch im Wahlkampf von 2012 versprochen hatte, sondern zurück zu alter Größe. Die Menschen scheinen die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben in der Zukunft aufgegeben zu haben und wenden sich stattdessen einer angeblich guten alten Zeit zu. In seinem letzten zu Lebzeiten vollendeten Buch untersucht der große Soziologe und Philosoph Zygmunt Bauman die Gründe für diese globale Epidemie der Nostalgie. Gut fünfhundert Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung von Thomas Morus’ Utopia, so seine These, haben die Nationalstaaten die Fähigkeit eingebüßt, ihre Versprechen auf Wohlstand und Sicherheit einzulösen. Wer in einer globalisierten Welt nach Orientierung sucht, der richtet seinen Blick daher nicht länger auf einen als Ideal verklärten Ort – einen topos –, sondern in eine untote Vergangenheit.

Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists

Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists

  • Author: John Scott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134262264
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Claude Lévi-Strauss, each entry includes: full cross-referencing a further reading section biographical data key works and ideas critical assessment. Clearly presented in an easy-to-navigate A–Z format, this accessible reference guide is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this fascinating field.

The New Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists

The New Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists

Volume 2 - Classical Theorists

  • Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444343165
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1232
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Flüchtige Zeiten

Flüchtige Zeiten

Leben in der Ungewissheit

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
  • ISBN: 3868545697
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
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Wir leben in einer Welt des Übergangs von der "festen" zur "flüssigen" Moderne. Unsicherheit und Ungewissheit prägen den Alltag vieler Menschen, denen ohne stabile gesellschaftliche Formen und Institutionen ein Bezugsrahmen sowohl für ihr Handeln als auch für langfristige Lebenspläne fehlt und die sich gezwungen sehen, ihr Leben aus einer endlosen Abfolge von kurzfristigen Projekten und Episoden zusammenzuflicken. Konzepte wie "Karriere" oder "Fortschritt" können nur noch von wenigen aktiv verfolgt werden, und "in Sicherheit zu leben" bedeutet schon heute vielerorts - vorausgesetzt, man kann es sich leisten -, bewacht zu werden und abgeschottet zu sein von den Wirren der globalen Megacitys, von Armut und dem "menschlichen Abfall". Der renommierte Soziologe Zygmunt Bauman erkundet in diesem Band die endemische Unsicherheit, die unser heutiges Leben formt. In "flüchtigen Zeiten" wird dem Individuum ein sehr hohes Maß an Flexibilität und Anpassungsfähigkeit abverlangt und die permanente Bereitschaft, Taktiken zu ändern, Verpflichtungen und Loyalitäten ohne Bedauern fallenzulassen und Gelegenheiten je nach kurzfristiger Verfügbarkeit zu ergreifen. Leben bedeutet mit der Ungewissheit umzugehen.

The Labyrinth of North American Identities

The Labyrinth of North American Identities

  • Author: Philip Resnick
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442605545
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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What exactly does it mean to be North American? Europeans have been engaged in a long-running debate about the meaning and nature of Europe. The Labyrinth of North American Identities generates a similar discussion in the context of North America: what do we learn about North America as a unit and its individual countries when we explore the idea of a shared North American identity? Combining cultural, anthropological, historical, political, economic, and religious considerations, Philip Resnick acknowledges the relative differences in power and influence of the United States and its North American neighbours but digs deeper to uncover shared characteristics that constitute a labyrinth of North American identities unrestricted by national boundaries. To date, discussions of North America have largely revolved around the often technical implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or US homeland security. What has been lacking, by contrast, is a culturally-driven set of reflections. This book examines the legacy of indigenous cultures; the role of organized religion; pathways to independence; the role of imperial languages; manifest destiny; market capitalism and its limitations; democratic practices and failures; diverging uses of the state; new world utopias and dystopias; regional identities; and civilizational perspectives. What results is a vision of North America that defies any top-down attempt to impose a homogeneous "North Americanness."

Thinking Sociologically

Thinking Sociologically

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman,Tim May
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119051711
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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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. While charting a course through sociology's main concerns, Bauman and May also examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life.

Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman

La nouvelle question éthique

  • Author: Corentin Bultez
  • Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
  • ISBN: 214002110X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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Pour le sociologue Zygmunt Bauman, la société actuelle est devenue liquide. Elle connaît un processus de désagrégation des structures et des institutions qui favorisaient l'intégration et la régulation des comportements sociaux. Or, les recompositions actuelles nous donnent une occasion de reposer la question de l'éthique. Le présent ouvrage a pour but d'introduire la réflexion sur l'éthique et la moralité du sociologue Zygmunt Bauman et d'examiner une pensée qui souhaite se confronter au défi éthique et moral contemporain.

Leben als Konsum

Leben als Konsum

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
  • ISBN: 3868549188
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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"Ich shoppe, also bin ich ..." – so fasst Zygmunt Bauman den Wandel unserer Gesellschaft zusammen, die sich von einer Gesellschaft der Produzenten in eine Gesellschaft der Konsumenten transformiert. In dieser Verbrauchergesellschaft werden die Individuen selbst zur Ware, sie müssen sich auf dem Markt als Konsumgut bewerben und verkaufen. Sie sind zugleich Konsument, aber auch Handelsartikel und Vermarkter, Ware und Verkäufer. Der Wandel, den Zygmunt Bauman im Blick hat, beruht auf der Verschiebung der Dominanz von der Produktion zur Konsumtion und einer daraus folgenden Neudefinition des Menschen. Zygmunt Bauman untersucht die Auswirkungen der vom Konsum bestimmten Haltungen und Verhaltensmuster auf verschiedene, scheinbar nicht miteinander verbundene Aspekte des sozialen Lebens: auf Politik und Demokratie, soziale Spaltungen und Schichtungen, auf Gemeinschaften und Partnerschaften, Identitätsbildung und die Produktion sowie den Gebrauch von Wissen und Wertorientierungen. Mit dem Schwinden der moralischen Integration in Gruppen und Familien mindert sich auch die Bereitschaft,im Kleinen Verantwortung für andere zu übernehmen und im Großen einen Sozialstaat einzufordern. Und die Armen erscheinen nicht mehr als (potentielle) Arbeitskräfte oder Objekte des Sozialstaates, sondern als gescheiterte Verbraucher, als nicht brauchbare Güter. Da sie in einer solchen Gesellschaft völlig nutzlos sind, werden sie als menschlicher "Abfall" angesehen, für den – im Zeichen der Deregulierung – niemand Verantwortung zu übernehmen hat. Die Invasion und Kolonisierung des Geflechts menschlicher Beziehungen durch marktinspirierte und -geformte Weltanschauungen und Verhaltensmuster sind – neben den Quellen des Unmuts, des Dissens und des gelegentlichen Widerstands gegen diese "Besatzungsmächte" – die zentralen Themen dieses Buches.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

  • Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446247732
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.

Towards a Critical Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

Towards a Critical Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

An Essay on Commonsense and Imagination

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136999426
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 126
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For the better part of its history sociology shared with commonsense its assumption of the ‘nature-like’ character of society – and consequently developed as the science of unfreedom. In this powerful and engaging work, first published in 1976, Professor Bauman outlines the historical roots of such a science and describes how the new trends in sociology emerging from phenomenology and existentialism do not challenge this preoccupation. Rather, he claims, they deepen and extend it by stressing the key role of commonsense, particularly the ways in which it is sustained and embedded in the routines and assumptions of everyday life. Professor Bauman sets out the form of a critical sociology, based on emancipatory reason. His main concerns are the `validity' of commonsense and the truth of a theory which would resolve to transcend the limitations of commonsensical evidence. Aimed at human liberation A Critical Sociology is designed to question the very same routines and assumptions of everyday life informed by commonsense.

Thinking Sociologically

Thinking Sociologically

  • Author: Tim May,Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 1118959981
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Widely acclaimed insight on the human condition, updated to view modern issues through a sociological lens 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. This best-seller has been translated into 12 languages to bring key sociological concepts to students and general readers around the globe. The authors 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. This dynamic book: Applies sociology to everyday life in the context of current issues Contains contributions from major theorists that introduce central sociological concepts with modern relevance Features a highly engaging and stimulating style that promotes critical thought and independent study Includes a companion website to view sample material from the new edition, sociology resources for lecturers and students, plus information on related titles. 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.

Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman

Prophet of Postmodernity

  • Author: Dennis Smith
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745668844
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
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In this major new assessment of Zygmunt Bauman's work, Smith gives a clear introduction to this controversial and challenging sociologist.

The Sociology of Zygmunt Bauman

The Sociology of Zygmunt Bauman

Challenges and Critique

  • Author: Professor Michael Hviid Jacobsen,Professor Poul Poder
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409491277
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most inspirational and controversial thinkers on the scene of contemporary sociology. For several decades he has provided compelling analyses and diagnoses of a vast variety of aspects of modern and liquid modern living. This book considers the theoretical significance of his contribution to sociology, but also discusses and adopts a critical stance towards his work. The Sociology of Zygmunt Bauman introduces and critically appraises some of the most significant as well as some of the lesser known of Bauman's contributions to contemporary sociology. An international team of scholars delineates and discusses how Bauman's treatment of these themes challenges conventional wisdom in sociology, thereby revising and revitalizing sociological theory. As a special feature, the book concludes with Bauman's intriguing reflections and contemplations on his own life and intellectual trajectory, published here for the first time in English. In this postscript aptly entitled 'Pro Domo Sua' ('About Myself'), he describes the pushes and pulls that throughout the years have shaped his thinking.

Beyond Bauman

Beyond Bauman

Critical engagements and creative excursions

  • Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317174828
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 278
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Bringing together leading interpreters of Zygmunt Bauman’s sociology, this volume thinks with and beyond Bauman’s work in order to show its continued relevance as a theory in its own right, as an object of criticism and as a stepping stone towards a fuller understanding of contemporary society. The volume deals with some proposed omissions and absences in Bauman’s sociology, with chapters comparing Bauman’s ideas to those of other prominent social thinkers as well as chapters devoted to teasing out some problems and pitfalls in his work. Paying attention to central concepts and themes of Bauman’s thought, authors engage with various aspects of his work, considering potential deficiencies in his ethical perspective, his neglect of the religious dimensions of modernity, his lack of consideration for ethnicity and gender, his overlooking the importance of socialisation in liquid modernity and his problematic argument for individual choice and freedom in a world that is increasingly closed down by consumer capitalism. Beyond Bauman aspires to show that despite Bauman's status as a key sociological thinker, there are also certain deficiencies in his work demand critical discussion. It will be of use to scholars of sociology, contemporary society, social theory and modernity.

Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman

Why Good People do Bad Things

  • Author: Dr Shaun Best
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472402596
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 158
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In this ground-breaking book, Shaun Best analyses the intellectual knowledge production of Zygmunt Bauman and his rise to academic stardom in the English speaking world by evaluating the relation between his biography, the contexts in which he found himself, and why his intellectual creativity is admired by so many people. Bauman has an interesting 'contested' biography and underwent a number of intellectual shifts from the early stages of his academic career as Marxist. Bauman moved on and for almost ten years he was associated with 'postmodernity' (from 1989-1997) but in 2000 he decided to distance himself from postmodernism and rebrand his approach to understanding the contemporary world as 'liquid modernity'. Best shows how Bauman developed his canonised status becoming an intellectual guru in the UK and in Australia despite being largely ignored by the academic community in the United States and Central Europe. Rather than investigating Bauman's academic output as a demonstration of his 'creative genius', Best argues that most academic output involves the interplay of multiple factors and this book evaluates the influences on both intellectual choices and the social factors or contexts that led Bauman to attach himself to different sets of ideas during his academic career.

Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide

Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide

  • Author: Paul R. Bartrop,Steven L. Jacobs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136931384
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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This unique volume critically discusses the works of fifty of the most influential scholars involved in the study of the Holocaust and genocide. Studying each scholar’s background and influences, the authors examine the ways in which their major works have been received by critics and supporters, and analyse each thinker’s contributions to the field. Key figures discussed range from historians and philosophers, to theologians, anthropologists, art historians and sociologists, including: Hannah Arendt Christopher Browning Primo Levi Raphael Lemkin Jacques Sémelin Saul Friedländer Samantha Power Hans Mommsen Emil Fackenheim Helen Fein Adam Jones Ben Kiernan. A thoughtful collection of groundbreaking thinkers, this book is an ideal resource for academics, students, and all those interested in both the emerging and rapidly evolving field of Genocide Studies and the established field of Holocaust Studies.

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

  • Author: Tony Blackshaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136495584
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 632
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This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at stake in the discipline and examining Leisure Studies’ fundamental connections with cognate disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Sport Studies and Tourism. This book contains original work from key scholars across the globe, including those working outside the Leisure Studies mainstream. It showcases the state of the art of contemporary Leisure Studies, covering key topics and key thinkers from the psychology of leisure to leisure policy, from Bourdieu to Baudrillard, and suggests that leisure in the 21st century should be understood as centring on a new ‘Big Seven’ (holidays, drink, drugs, sex, gambling, TV and shopping). No other book has gone as far in redefining the identity of the discipline of Leisure Studies, or in suggesting how the substantive ideas of Leisure Studies need to be rethought. The Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies should therefore be the intellectual guide of first choice for all scholars, academics, researchers and students working in this subject area.