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Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?

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ISBN-10: 0674033515

ISBN-13: 9780674033511

Edition: 2008

Authors: Zygmunt Bauman

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Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most admired social thinkers of our time. Once a Marxist sociologist, he has surrendered the narrowness of both Marxism and sociology, and dares to write in language that ordinary people can understand-about problems they feel ill equipped to solve. This book is no dry treatise but is instead what Bauman calls ldquo;a report from a battlefield,rdquo; part of the struggle to find new and adequate ways of thinking about the world in which we live. Rather than searching for solutions to what are perhaps the insoluble problems of the modern world, Bauman proposes that we reframe the way we think about these problems. In an era of routine travel, where most people…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Threats or Chances?
What Chance of Ethics in the Globalized World of Consumers?
Categorial Murder, or the Legacy of the Twentieth Century and How to Remember It
Freedom in the Liquid-Modern Era
Hurried Life, or Liquid-Modern Challenges to Education
Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire, or the Arts between Administration and the Markets
Making the Planet Hospitable to Europe