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  1. Postmodern Ethics.Zygmunt Bauman - 1993 - Blackwell.
    Introduction: Morality in Modern and Postmodern Perspective Shattered beings are best represented by bits and pieces. Rainer Maria Rilke As signalled in its ...
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  2. Liquid Modernity.Zygmunt Bauman - 2000 - Polity Press ; Blackwell.
     
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    Globalization the Human Consequences.Zygmunt Bauman - 1998 - Columbia University Press.
    The word "globalization" is used to convey the hope and determination of order-making on a worldwide scale. It is trumpeted as providing more mobility -- of people, capital, and information -- and as being equally beneficial for everyone. With recent technological developments -- most notably the Internet -- globalization seems to be the fate of the world. But no one seems to be in control. As noted sociologist Zygmunt Bauman shows in this detailed history of globalization, while human affairs now (...)
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  4. Life in Fragments: Essays in Postmodern Morality.Zygmunt Bauman - 1995 - Blackwell.
    Life in Fragments is a continuation of the themes and motifs explored in Zygmunt Bauman's acclaimed study, Postmodern Ethics (Blackwell, 1993).
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    Intimations of Postmodernity.Zygmunt Bauman - 1991 - Psychology Press.
    This thoughtful and illuminating book provides a major statement on the meaning and importance of postmodernity.
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    The Individualized Society.Zygmunt Bauman - 2001 - Polity.
    We are spurred into action by our troubles and fears; but all too often our action fails to address the true causes of our worries. When trying to make sense of our lives, we tend to blame our own failings and weaknesses for our discomforts and defeats. And in doing so, we make things worse rather than better. Reasonable beings that we are, how does this happen and why does it go on happening? These are the questions addressed in this (...)
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    Modernity and Ambivalence.Zygmunt Bauman - 1990 - Theory, Culture and Society 7 (2-3):143-169.
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    Postmodernity and its Discontents.Zygmunt Bauman - 1997 - Polity.
    When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, if it ever did. The regulation of desire turns from an irritating necessity into an assault against individual freedom. In the postmodern era, the liberty of the individual is the overriding value, the criterion in terms of which all social (...)
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    Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World.Zygmunt Bauman - 2001 - Wiley.
    'Community' is one of those words that feels good: it is good 'to have a community', 'to be in a community'. And 'community' feels good because of the meanings which the word conveys, all of them promising pleasures, and more often than not the kind of pleasures which we would like to experience but seem to miss. 'Community' conveys the image of a warm and comfortable place, like a fireplace at which we warm our hands on a frosty day. Out (...)
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    Legislators and Interpreters on Modernity, Post-Modernity, and Intellectuals.Zygmunt Bauman - 1987 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    The book discusses the role of intellectuals in the modern world. Bauman connects this with current analyses of modernity and post-modernity. The theme of the book is that the tasks of intellectuals change from being 'legislators' to 'interpreters' with the transition from modernity to post-modernity. The book discusses the role of intellectuals in the modern world. Bauman connects this with current analyses of modernity and post-modernity. The theme of the book is that the tasks of intellectuals change from being 'legislators' (...)
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    In Search of Politics.Zygmunt Bauman - 1999 - Stanford University Press.
    Why do most of us consider ourselves free but also believe there is little we can change in the way the world is run - individually, severally, or even collectively? Why has the growth of individual freedom coincided with the growth of collective impotence? Bauman argues that this condition hangs on the agora - the space where private and public meet to seek the creation of 'public good', a 'just society', or 'shared values'. The problem is that little remains of (...)
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    Identity: Conversations with Benedetto Vecchi.Zygmunt Bauman - 2004 - Polity Press.
    This topical new book by Zygmunt Bauman explores the notion of identity in the modern world. As we grapple with the insecurity and uncertainty of liquid modernity, Bauman argues that our socio-political, cultural, professional, religious and sexual identities are undergoing a process of continual transformation. Identities the world over have become more precarious than ever: we live in an era of constant change and disposability - whether it's last season's outfit, or car, or even partner - and our identities as (...)
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    Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?Zygmunt Bauman - 2008 - Harvard University Press.
    Bauman urges us to think in new ways about a newly flexible, newly challenging modern world. In an era of routine travel, where most people circulate widely, the inherited beliefs that aid our thinking about the world have become an obstacle. He challenges members of the “knowledge class” to overcome their estrangement from the rest of society.
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    Freedom.Zygmunt Bauman - 1988 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    Bauman analyzes freedom as a social relation rather than as an idea or postulate. Throughout history, he shows, freedom was a privilege enjoyed in relation to either superior or weaker power. Today, "seduction" tends to replace repression as a means of social control, and individual freedom is, above all, freedom of the consumer. A paper edition is available. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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    Culture as Praxis.Zygmunt Bauman - 1999 - Sage Publications.
    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. (...)
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    Conversations with Zygmunt Bauman.Zygmunt Bauman & Keith Tester - 2001 - Wiley.
    Zygmunt Bauman is one of the leading figures in contemporary social thought. His work ranges across issues of ethics, culture and politics. It never forgets that social thought ought to help men and women make sense of their lives and aspire towards something different. His books and essays always focus on the here and now: violence and moral indifference, globalization, consumerism, politics and individualization. They cast a sharp eye on the panaceas of ‘there is no alternative'; the embrace of community (...)
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    Culture in a Liquid Modern World.Zygmunt Bauman - 2011 - In Association the National Audiovisual Institute.
    In its original formulation, ‘culture’ was intended to be an agent for change, a mission undertaken with the aim of educating ‘the people’ by bringing the best of human thought and creativity to them. But in our contemporary liquid-modern world, culture has lost its missionary role and has become a means of seduction: it seeks no longer to enlighten the people but to seduce them. The function of culture today is not to satisfy existing needs but to create new ones, (...)
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    Hermeneutics and Social Science (Routledge Revivals): Approaches to Understanding.Zygmunt Bauman - 1978 - Hutchinson.
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    Towards a Critical Sociology an Essay on Commonsense and Emancipation.Zygmunt Bauman - 1976 - London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul.
  20. Times of Interregnum.Zygmunt Bauman - 2012 - Ethics and Global Politics 5 (1):49-56.
    Sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s of the last century, Antonio Gramsci recorded in one of the many notebooks he filled during his long incarceration in the Turi prison1: ‘The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear’. The term ‘interregnum’ was originally used to denote a time-lag separating the death of one royal sovereign from the enthronement of the (...)
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    Living on Borrowed Time: Conversations with Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo.Zygmunt Bauman - 2009 - Polity.
    The global financial crisis has shattered the illusion that all was well with capitalism and forced us to confront the great challenges we face today with a new sense of urgency. Few are better placed to do this than Zygmunt Bauman, a social thinker whose writings on liquid modernity have pioneered a new way of seeing the world in which we live at the dawn of the 21st Century. Our liquid modern world is characterized by the transition from a society (...)
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  22. On Glocalization: Or Globalization for Some, Localization for Some Others.Zygmunt Bauman - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 54 (1):37-49.
    Globalization cuts both ways. Not only does it valorize the local in a cultural sense, it constructs the local as the tribal. Processes of geopolitical fragmentation give those in power even more room to manoeuvre. Glocalization involves the reallocation of poverty and stigma from above without even the residual responsibility of noblesse oblige. Geographical and social mobility are dichotomized; populations are refigured as tourists and vagabonds. Globalization thus reinforces already existing patterns of domination, while globalization indicates trends to dispersal and (...)
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  23. Alone Again: Ethics After Certainty.Zygmunt Bauman - 1994 - Demos.
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    Effacing the Face: On the Social Management of Moral Proximity.Zygmunt Bauman - 1990 - Theory, Culture and Society 7 (1):5-38.
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    Is There a Postmodern Sociology?Zygmunt Bauman - 1988 - Theory, Culture and Society 5 (2-3):217-237.
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    Hermeneutics and Social Science.Zygmunt Bauman - 1983 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 44 (2):281-282.
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    The Social Manipulation of Morality: Moralizing Actors, Adiaphorizing Action.Zygmunt Bauman - 1991 - Theory, Culture and Society 8 (1):137-151.
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    Utopia with No Topos.Zygmunt Bauman - 2003 - History of the Human Sciences 16 (1):11-25.
    To measure the life `as it is' by a life `as it might or should be' is a defining, constitutive feature of humanity. The urge to transcend is nearest to a universal, and arguably the least destructible, attribute of human existence. This cannot be said, however, of its articulations into `projects' - that is, of cohesive and comprehensive programmes of change and of visions of life that the change is hoped to bring about - visions that stand out of reality, (...)
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  29. Modern Times, Modern Marxism.Zygmunt Bauman - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  30. Making and Unmaking of Strangers.Zygmunt Bauman - 1995 - Thesis Eleven 43 (1):1-16.
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  31. A Sociological Theory of Postmodernity.Zygmunt Bauman - 1991 - Thesis Eleven 29 (1):33-46.
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    On Postmodern Uses of Sex.Zygmunt Bauman - 1998 - Theory, Culture and Society 15 (3-4):19-33.
    Of sex, eroticism and love, the first is natural and limited in its forms, while the other two are cultural products infinite in their expressions and applications. The history of eroticism is, essentially, a history of changing border conflicts and shifting alliances between the three members of the triad. The postmodern novelty is emancipation of eroticism from both sexual reproduction and love - and setting it free to perform a variety of new tasks. A crucial one among these is the (...)
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    Survival as a Social Construct.Zygmunt Bauman - 1992 - Theory, Culture and Society 9 (1):1-36.
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  34. Fuels, Sparks and Fires: On Taking to the Streets.Zygmunt Bauman - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 109 (1):11-16.
    Britain’s August riots were an explosion bound sooner or later to happen. Just like a minefield: one knows that some of the explosives will, true to their nature, sooner or later explode, but one doesn’t know where and when. In the case of a social minefield, however, an explosion is likely to spread instantaneously, thanks to contemporary technology transmitting information in the ‘real time’ and prompting the ‘copy-cat’ effect. This particular social minefield was created by the combination of consumerism with (...)
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  35. Culture, Modernity and Revolution Essays in Honour of Zygmunt Bauman.Zygmunt Bauman, Richard Kilminster & Ian Varcoe - 1996
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    Morality Without Ethics.Zygmunt Bauman - 1994 - Theory, Culture and Society 11 (4):1-34.
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  37. Sociological Responses to Postmodernity.Zygmunt Bauman - 1989 - Thesis Eleven 23 (1):35-63.
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    Educational Challenges of the Liquid-Modern Era.Zygmunt Bauman - 2003 - Diogenes 50 (1):15-26.
    A liquid modernity, where the traditional certainties have become fluid and blurred, presents a major challenge for education. The world is changing so quickly that homo sapiens, learning animal par excellence, can no longer rely on strategies acquired through learning experiences, let alone those derived from traditional values or wisdom. The excess of useless information creates a glut. When saturation level is reached, accumulation ceases to be a sign of wealth and becomes undesirable. Knowledge is confined - discarded like refuse (...)
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    Liquid Arts.Zygmunt Bauman - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (1):117-126.
    Bauman offers an exposition of his ideas against the context of art and artistic practices. He draws links between his work on ‘liquid modernity’ and the practices of Gustav Metzger dating back to the 1960s. In particular he stresses how Metzger’s concept of ‘auto-destructive art’ anticipates his own argument on the ways in which contemporary consumerism demands constant novelty, and hence a relentless flow of waste and dissipation - ‘disposal is already contained in the original design’. He develops his insights (...)
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    On Education: Conversations with Riccardo Mazzeo.Zygmunt Bauman & Riccardo Mazzeo - 2013 - Polity.
    What is the role of education in a world where we no longer have a clear vision of the future and where the idea of a single, universal model of humanity seems like the residue of a bygone age? What role should educators play in a world where young people find themselves faced with deep uncertainty about their future, where the prospects of securing a stable, long-term career seem increasingly remote and where intensified population movements have created more diverse communities (...)
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    Industrialism, Consumerism and Power.Zygmunt Bauman - 1983 - Theory, Culture and Society 1 (3):32-43.
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    The Great War of Recognition.Zygmunt Bauman - 2001 - Theory, Culture and Society 18 (2-3):137-150.
    With the removal of the ‘final state’ vision from the perception of historical process recasts the coexistence of differences as a perpetual condition of modernity. Given that ‘difference’ masks all too often inequality, perpetuity of the ‘wars of recognition’ is therefore a likely prospect, since the instability of all extant and emerging power settings triggers reconnaissance-through-battle. The politics of recognition, though, tends to be viewed and practiced, wrongly, as an alternative rather than complement of distributive justice, thereby inflaming rather than (...)
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    On the Origins of Civilisation:A Historical Note.Zygmunt Bauman - 1985 - Theory, Culture and Society 2 (3):7-14.
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  44. On Education: Conversations with Riccardo Mazzeo.Zygmunt Bauman & Riccardo Mazzeo - 2012 - Polity.
    What is the role of education in a world where we no longer have a clear vision of the future and where the idea of a single, universal model of humanity seems like the residue of a bygone age? What role should educators play in a world where young people find themselves faced with deep uncertainty about their future, where the prospects of securing a stable, long-term career seem increasingly remote and where intensified population movements have created more diverse communities (...)
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    On Communitarians and Human Freedom.Zygmunt Bauman - 1996 - Theory, Culture and Society 13 (2):79-90.
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    That West Meant to Be Declining.Zygmunt Bauman & Aleksandra Kania - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 149 (1):91-99.
    This conversation between Zygmunt Bauman and Aleksandra Kania picks up on the themes of crisis, interregnum and the decline of the West. Decline of the West is first of all decline of western civilization. This easily leads to panic about the end of the world; what it really indicates is the limits and constraints of a world system based on nation-states. Spengler and Elias are introduced as interlocutors, in order to open these issues, and those of capitalism, socialism and caesarism. (...)
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    Marx and the Contemporary Theory of Culture.Zygmunt Bauman - 1968 - Social Science Information 7 (3):19-33.
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    Living on Borrowed Time: Conversations with Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo.Zygmunt Bauman - 2009 - Polity.
    The global financial crisis has shattered the illusion that all was well with capitalism and forced us to confront the great challenges we face today with a new sense of urgency. Few are better placed to do this than Zygmunt Bauman, a social thinker whose writings on liquid modernity have pioneered a new way of seeing the world in which we live at the dawn of the 21st Century. Our liquid modern world is characterized by the transition from a society (...)
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    What Prospects of Morality in Times of Uncertainty?Zygmunt Bauman - 1998 - Theory, Culture and Society 15 (1):11-22.
    This article explores ethical theories as variations on two biblical stories of the origins of morality: morality as the necessity to make choices and assume responsibility and morality as conformity to a rule set by a supreme power. It looks at Knud Løgstrup's and Emanuel Levinas's theories as the most prominent examples of the first approach — and thus best fit to grasp the realities of moral life under contemporary conditions of existential uncertainty and the only ones which perceive in (...)
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    On Education: Conversations with Riccardo Mazzeo.Zygmunt Bauman & Riccardo Mazzeo - 2012 - Wiley.
    What is the role of education in a world where we no longer have a clear vision of the future and where the idea of a single, universal model of humanity seems like the residue of a bygone age? What role should educators play in a world where young people find themselves faced with deep uncertainty about their future, where the prospects of securing a stable, long-term career seem increasingly remote and where intensified population movements have created more diverse communities (...)
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