Culture as Praxis

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SAGE, Feb 22, 1999 - Social Science - 148 pages
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In this major work, Zygmunt Bauman seeks to classify the meanings of culture. He distinguishes between culture as a concept, culture as a structure and culture as praxis and analyzes the different ways in which culture has been used in each of these settings. For Bauman, culture is a living, changing aspect of human interaction which must be understood and studied as a universal of human life. At the heart of his approach is the proposition that culture is inherently ambivalent.

With a major new introduction to this new edition, this classic work emerges as a crucial link in the development of Bauman's thought. By his own admission, it was the first of his books to grope towards a new kind of social theory, in contrast to the fals

 

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Contents

Introduction
vii
Culture as concept
1
Culture as structure
47

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

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