The Social Thought of Zygmunt Bauman

  • Tester, K. [author] [aut]
  • 1st ed. 2004.
  • London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan 2004
Physical description
1 online resource (211 p.)
  • 1-280-42677-2
  • 9786610426775
  • 0-230-50568-6
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-192) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Critical Thinking and Human Possibility; 2 The Emergence of an Imagination; 3 Socialism: Utopian and Cultural; 4 Communism and Modernity; 5 The Holocaust; 6 Postmodernity: Ethical Incentive, Indifferent World; 7 Sociology and the Challenge of Globalisation; References; Index
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  • Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most important contemporary social thinkers. He has changed the way we think about the Holocaust, postmodernity and globalisation. This is the first book to discuss all of Bauman's work, from the first essays in post-Stalinist Poland, through to his participation in 1960s Marxist revisionism, and up to the work for which he is well known in the West. Bauman's work is put into its social and historical context, and it is shown why Bauman matters.