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Zygmunt Bauman Dialectic of Modernity by Peter Beilharz

Zygmunt Bauman Dialectic of Modernity


Zygmunt Bauman Dialectic of Modernity by Peter Beilharz

This measured and thoughtful book provides a comprehensive critical commentary on Bauman's social theory. It explores the roots of his ideas in questions of capital and labour, and explains how these ideas flourished in Bauman's later writings on culture, intellectuals, utopia, the holocaust, modernity and postmodernism. Bauman's work has been wide-ranging and ambitious. This book fulfils the objective of providing an authoritative critical guide to this essential thinker.


`Written in an accessible manner and organized in a way that should prove helpful to readers not familiar with Bauman, this book provides a straightforward way in to the rich range of concerns to be found in Bauman's work' - Barry Smart, Professor of Sociology, University of Portsmouth

About the Author

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology at the School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

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Publication date

11th January 2000


Peter Beilharz

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SAGE Publications Inc


192 pages


Social theory
Political science & theory
Cultural studies



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