The contemporary Bauman

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Routledge, Aug 29, 2007 - History - 275 pages
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This text covers Bauman's contribution to sociology and social theory. This ideal teaching text analyzes Bauman's shift from a sociology of postmodernity to liquid modernity, this book provides a critical assessment of the contemporary Bauman, appraising his novel theory of liquid modernity in terms of its implications for self-identity, interpersonal relationships, culture, communications, and the broad-ranging institutional transformations associated with globalization. In addition to various extracts from Bauman's work, the book also contains a spirited reply from Zygmunt Bauman to both his sympathetic and unsympathetic critics. Bauman concludes by providing a new perspectives on his theory of liquid modernity, its differentiation from the modernity/postmodernity debate and its relation to current developments in contemporary social theory.

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PART
14
CRITIQUE PRIVATIZED AND DISARMED
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PART
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Anthony Elliott is Research Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of the West of England, where he is Director of the Centre for Critical Theory. His recent books include "Concepts of the Self" (2001), "Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction" (2002, second edition), "Critical Visions" (2003) and "Social Theory Since Freud" (2004).

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