Modernity and Ambivalence

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John Wiley & Sons, May 8, 2013 - Social Science - 304 pages
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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 argues that our postmodern age is the time for reconciliation with ambivalence, we must learn how to live in an incurably ambiguous world.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
The Scandal of Ambivalence
The Social Construction of Ambivalence
The Selfconstruction of Ambivalence
Trapped
The Revenge
The Privatization of Ambivalence
redeployment of skills The selfreproduction of expertise
From tolerance to solidarity The Exorcist and The Omen
Index
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Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Universities of Leeds and Warsaw. He was the winner of the prestigious European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and the Social Sciences, 1989, he was also awarded the Theodor W. Adorno Prize for 1998.

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