By Michael Hviid Jacobsen
Bringing jointly major interpreters of Zygmunt Bauman’s sociology, this quantity thinks with and past Bauman’s paintings with the intention to convey its persevered relevance as a concept in its personal correct, as an item of feedback and as a stepping stone in the direction of a fuller figuring out of latest society.
The quantity offers with a few proposed omissions and absences in Bauman’s sociology, with chapters evaluating Bauman’s principles to these of different in demand social thinkers in addition to chapters dedicated to teasing out a few difficulties and pitfalls in his paintings. taking note of important techniques and issues of Bauman’s concept, authors interact with a variety of features of his paintings, contemplating strength deficiencies in his moral standpoint, his overlook of the spiritual dimensions of modernity, his loss of attention for ethnicity and gender, his overlooking the significance of socialisation in liquid modernity and his difficult argument for person selection and freedom in an international that's more and more closed down via client capitalism.
Beyond Bauman aspires to teach that despite Bauman's prestige as a key sociological philosopher, there also are yes deficiencies in his paintings call for severe dialogue. will probably be of use to students of sociology, modern society, social conception and modernity.
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Beyond Bauman: Critical engagements and creative excursions (Classical and Contemporary Social Theory) by Michael Hviid Jacobsen