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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.

Key Sociological Thinkers

Key Sociological Thinkers

  • Author: Rob Stones
  • Publisher: Palgrave
  • ISBN: 1349931667
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 478
  • View: 7080
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This is a stimulating guide to the lives, works and legacies of 24 of the most influential thinkers in sociology. The book gives a clear and contextualized introduction to classical and contemporary theory, illuminating complex ideas with examples from the everyday world. 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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Bauman and Contemporary Sociology

Bauman and Contemporary Sociology

A Critical Analysis

  • Author: Ali Rattansi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526127946
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 344
  • View: 5237
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This is the first single-authored critical engagement with the major works of Zygmunt Bauman. Where previous books on Bauman have been exegetical, here an unwavering light is shone on key themes in the sociologist's work, exposing serious weaknesses in Bauman's interpretations of the Holocaust, Western modernity, consumerism, globalisation and the nature of sociology. The book shows how Eurocentrism, the neglect of issues of gender and a lack of awareness of the racism faced by Europe's non-white ethnic minorities seriously limit Bauman's analyses of Western societies. At the same time, it points to Bauman's repeated insistence on the need for sociologists to take a moral stance in favour of the world's poor and downtrodden as being his most valuable legacy. The book will be of great interest to sociologists. Its readability will be valued by undergraduates and postgraduates and it will attract a readership well beyond the discipline.

Key Concepts in Community Studies

Key Concepts in Community Studies

  • Author: Tony Blackshaw
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446243397
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 1177
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"This book is both insightful and engaging, enriched with diverse and up-to-date readings. Tony Blackshaw lays bare debates surrounding the uses and abuses of key concepts of community studies and breathes new life into community as theory and community studies as method." - Peter Bramham, Leeds Metropolitan University "I would highly recommend this book to any student who is studying communities and groups in society. The book and chapters are structured in a way that students will find it easy to move from one theme to another; to dip into relevant chapters when needed; to gain a good understanding of concepts and how and why they are applied to individuals and communities. The book encompasses both breadth and depth of key concepts and issues. This book will be compulsory reading on our Community Studies degree." - Lesley Groom, University of Bolton This book defines the current identity of community studies, provides a critical but reliable introduction to its key concepts and is an engaging guide to the key social research methods used by community researchers and practitioners. Concise but clear, it caters for the needs of those interested in community studies by offering cross-referenced, accessible overviews of the key theoretical issues that have the most influence on community studies today. It incorporates all of the important frames of reference including those which are: theoretical research focused practice and policy oriented political concerned about the place of community in everyday life. The extensive bibliographies and up-to-date guides to further reading reinforce the aim of the book to provide an invaluable learning resource. Interdisciplinary in approach and inventive in its range of applications this book will be of value to students studying sociology, social policy, politics and community development.

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
  • View: 968
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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.

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.

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.

Leisure Life

Leisure Life

Myth, Modernity and Masculinity

  • Author: Tony Blackshaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134489137
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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Leisure Life is a ground-breaking study of men and masculinity. Focusing on the social networks and leisure lifestyles of a particular group of working-class men - 'the lads' - Tony Blackshaw argues that traditional social collectivities such as class are being superseded. Instead, leisure life is now the central arena in which individuals assert their identities and confirm their belonging. For 'the lads', leisure time is the pivotal point in a fragmented life which not only allows them to fashion some sense of order in a world of endemic disorder but also provides opportunities for the assertion of their masculinity. The book uniquely combines 'the lads'' own raw and compelling accounts of their leisure experiences with a sophisticated interpretive analysis. In doing so, it draws on the work of major theorists such as Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault, and especially Bauman to develop new critical insights into our understanding of the meaning of leisure. Leisure Life awakens the sociological imagination. It offers a new approach to the study of masculinity and the ethnography of leisure, making it appropriate for courses in sociology, leisure, cultural and gender studies.

Verworfenes Leben

Verworfenes Leben

die Ausgegrenzten der Moderne

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783936096576
  • Category: Moderne - Ausgrenzung - Verelendung - Globalisierung
  • Page: 195
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In seinem neuen Buch blickt Zygmunt Bauman hinter die Kulissen unserer globalisierten Gegenwart. Seine These trifft den Kern der neuzeitlichen Rationalität: Ein - wenn nicht sogar das zentrale - Ergebnis von Modernisierungsprozessen besteht in der Exklusion von Menschen aus den sozialen, nationalstaatlichen und kulturellen Zusammenhängen. Ortlose Migranten, Flüchtlinge und für "überflüssig" gehaltene Menschen - in ihrem Schicksal manifestiert sich die Tatsache, daß die Entwicklung der modernen Gesellschaften in ökonomischer und politischer Hinsicht nicht etwa in der Integration aller besteht. Ganz im Gegenteil: Die Moderne wirkt sich höchst selektiv aus; Deprivation ist ihr besonderes Kennzeichen. Bauman zeigt auf, wie Exklusion mit der Modernisierung und Globalisierung einhergeht. Wenn die gesamte Welt von der ökonomischen Rationalität erfaßt ist, existiert kein Ort mehr, der die wirtschaftliche "Freisetzung" oder kulturelle "Entwurzelung" von Menschen auffangen kann, und die Konsequenzen des sogeannten Fortschritts werden weltweit spürbar. Auf lokaler Ebene manifestiert sich dann die Notwendigkeit, Lösungen für global produzierte Probleme zu finden - ein Projekt ohne große Erfolgschancen, so scheint es. Tatsächlich hat, so Bauman, die kulturelle Logik der globalen Modernisierung etwas vom Orwellschen "Big Brother" - nicht im Sinn der Gleichschaltung von Menschen, sondern in der Anmaßung, zu bestimmen, wer gebraucht wird, wer dazugehört und in einem Staat leben darf und wer nicht. Aus dieser Logik speisen sich Ängste, die beispielsweise Begegnungen mit "asylsuchenden" Immigranten ebenso prägen wie diffuse sicherheitspolitische Befürchtungen, die das staatliche Gewaltmonopol in diskriminierende Maßnahmen für bestimmte Bevölkerungsgruppen ummünzen. Nach seinen Büchern über das "Unbehagen in der Kultur" und "Die Krise der Politik" liefert Bauman mit "Verworfenes Leben"

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
  • View: 7713
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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.

Towards a Critical Sociology

Towards a Critical Sociology

An Essay on Commonsense and Emancipation

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
  • ISBN: 9780415573108
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 115
  • View: 7223
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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.

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
  • View: 5490
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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.