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Politics & Social Sciences

Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts

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(50 reviews)

The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of... See More

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Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All?

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(34 reviews)

It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Collateral Damage: Social Inequalities in a Global Age

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(8 reviews)

The term 'collateral damage' has recently been added to the vocabulary of military forces to refer to the unintended consequences of armed interventions, consequences that are unplanned but nevertheless damaging and often... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Retrotopia

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(47 reviews)

We have long since lost our faith in the idea that human beings could achieve human happiness in some future ideal state -- a state that Thomas More, writing five centuries ago, tied to a topos, a fixed place, a land, an... See More

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Babel

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(37 reviews)

We are living in an open sea, caught up in a continuous wave, with no fixed point and no instrument to measure distance and the direction of travel. Nothing appears to be in its place any more, and a great deal appears to... See More

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Babel

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(37 reviews)

We are living in an open sea, caught up in a continuous wave, with no fixed point and no instrument to measure distance and the direction of travel. Nothing appears to be in its place any more, and a great deal appears to... See More

£13.75 £14.03 Price verified 2 days ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Liquid Life

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(44 reviews)

'Liquid life' is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay on course, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long. Liquid life is a precarious life, lived... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Postmodernity and its Discontents

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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... See More

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Postmodernity and its Discontents

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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... See More

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Thinking Sociologically

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(21 reviews)

Widely acclaimed insight on the human condition, updated to view modern issues through a sociological lens Now in its third edition, Thinking Sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

44 Letters From the Liquid Modern World

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(12 reviews)

This liquid modern world of ours, like all liquids, cannot stand still and keep its shape for long. Everything keeps changing - the fashions we follow, the events that intermittently catch our attention, the things we dream... See More

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State of Crisis

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(22 reviews)

Today we hear much talk of crisis and comparisons are often made with the Great Depression of the 1930s, but there is a crucial difference that sets our current malaise apart from the 1930s: today we no longer trust in the... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

On Education: Conversations with Riccardo Mazzeo

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(8 reviews)

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... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Born Liquid

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(4 reviews)

Born Liquid is the last work by the great sociologist and social theorist Zygmunt Bauman, whose brilliant analyses of liquid modernity changed the way we think about our world today. At the time of his death, Bauman was... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

In Search of Politics

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(3 reviews)

We live in a world which no longer questions itself, which lives from one day to another managing successive crises and struggling to brace itself for new ones, without knowing where it is going and without trying to plan... See More

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This is not a Diary

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(17 reviews)

This is not a diary: while these observations were recorded in autumn 2010 and spring 2011 in the form of dated entries, they are not a personal reflection but an attempt to capture signs of our times in their movement... See More

£15.19 Price verified 13 hours ago
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Modernity and Ambivalence

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(8 reviews)

Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control. This has not happened and today we no longer believe it ever will. In this book, now available in paperback, Bauman... See More

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On the World and Ourselves

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(2 reviews)

Unde malum from where does evil come? That is the question that has plagued humankind ever since Eve, seduced by the serpent, tempted Adam to taste the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Throughout... See More

£15.99 Price verified 17 hours ago
History & Criticism

Culture in a Liquid Modern World

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(28 reviews)

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... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Liquid Fear

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(20 reviews)

Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces... See More

£15.82 Price verified 13 hours ago
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