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Conversations with Zygmunt Bauman

By: Zygmunt Bauman and Keith Tester


Hardcover
Status
Forthcoming
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745626642
ISBN10
0745626645
Publication Dates ROW:
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Aug 2001


Format
224 x 145 mm
8.80 x 5.70 in
Pages
176 pages

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Reviews

'Zygmunt Bauman is a rare intellectual. He does not like to talk about himself except via the byways, the work of others and the problems of the world. Keith Tester is a fine interlocutor who knows how to draw Bauman out. The result is a fascinating series of conversations. This is a book to press against the future, a book for tomorrow. Peter Beilharz, Thesis Eleven, La Trobe University

It is very readable. It provides a clear introduction to Bauman's ideas in a much more concise and open style than is otherwise possible ploughing through his volumous works. As such it is to be highly recomendable" Gary Pattison, University of Southampton, Network

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Conversation 1: Context and Sociological Horizons.

Conversation 2: Ethics and Human Values.

Conversation 3: The Ambivalence of Modernity.

Conversation 4: Individualization and Consumer Society.

Conversation 5: Politics.

Notes.

Bibliography

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Author Information

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

Keith Tester is Professor of Social Theory, University of Portsmouth

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