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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Mark Featherstone © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 The coincidence of the passing of the great European sociologist Zygmunt Bauman with the British decision on Brexit, the American election to president of Donald Trump, the rise of fake news, and the normalization of what would have...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Mike Gane © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Whenever I read critiques of Modernity and the Holocaust (1989), by far Bauman’s greatest work, I hope to find a complete and definitive refutation of every step of the argument. And this classic work, which even today retains its devastating...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Douglas Kellner © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Zygmunt Bauman can be viewed as an exemplary public intellectual engaging key theoretical, ethical, and political issues of the epoch. In particular, in a series of articles and books that sketch out a postmodern turn in society, theory...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., that the complexity of your lifelong European entanglement is one of the most interesting aspects of the Bauman oeuvre. In the context of the dramatic and turbulent changes that have been occurring in Europe in the very recent period, since you left us, your dispositions and your gathered thoughts...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Keith Tester © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 With his passing, our encounters with Zygmunt Bauman must change. Although many lectures and interviews can still be accessed via the very social media he tended to disdain, it is perhaps now time for us to pay more focused attention to the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Lyon © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Several who wrote grateful memorials after Zygmunt Bauman’s death in January 2017 noted that his writings had offered hope. Although there have been times when I wondered if despair and disillusion might overcome his probing prose, I too found...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Dennis Smith © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Like a good soldier, Zygmunt Bauman died with his boots on, fighting for what he believed. As is well known, young Major Bauman was responsible for furnishing sound political guidance to the military ranks in Warsaw during the late 1940s and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Armitage © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Zygmunt Bauman (born November 19, 1925), the Polish sociologist, philosopher, and Cultural Politics editorial board member, who died on January 9, 2017, at the age of ninety-one, was one of the most important cultural and political theorists...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sean Cubitt © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Seventeen years later, I took down from the shelf Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity (2000), a book suddenly without a living author, which I had first read the year we moved to New Zealand. Esther Leslie’s book Liquid Crystals (2016) doesn’t...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Armitage © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Born in Poland in 1925 and passing away in the United Kingdom in 2017, Zygmunt Bauman was one of the foremost sociologists and cultural and political theorists of our time. But for all that Bauman is associated with such concepts as post...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... disillusioning results. How can it be said that what a theorist saw beginning in the 1960s actually happened later and on a much wider scale? Along with other commentators ( Featherstone 1991 ; Miller 1995 ) Bauman has analyzed the emergence of what he calls “consumer society” ( Bauman 2001: 86 ). Massive...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the utopian, and perhaps to fill in what Bauman meant when he suggested that utopianism was like gardening with people instead of plants (1989). Others become objects. From Plato, through Machiavelli and Hobbes, we see an increasing split between self and the social, and an increasing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... world. In an essay “On truth, fiction and uncertainty,” Bauman (1997) describes two possible models for the role of fiction in a world of uncertainty, derived from the opposing reflections offered on the theme by Milan Kundera and Umberto Eco. For Kundera, artistic fiction alone found itself in a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... an endeavor for political correctness. In my paper, however, I would like to take precisely this kind of closer look at the social world of the concentration camps, and in so doing to make reference to an idea formulated by Zygmunt Bauman. In the foreword to his book Modernity and the Holocaust...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... urbanism” has been, and remains, entirely justified. Zygmunt Bauman picks up from where Farish ends by considering how senses of vulnerability and uncertainty – particularly in urban contexts – appear to afford state power a new legitimacy. In an era in which “liquid power respects few if any obstacles...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... discusses in Totem and Taboo as the characteristic polarity of modern affective life ( Freud 1919 ). Zygmunt Bauman explains that ambivalence refers to “the possibility of assigning an object or an event to more than one category” (1991: 1). As a failure of language's naming function, ambivalence...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... market and the growing spectacle of patriotic jingoism ( Bauman 1998 ). The shift from acts of civic responsibility to the esthetics of consumerism and the spectacle of patriotism not only further devalued the rhetoric of democracy but it also equated dissent with treason and imposed democracy abroad...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as a kind of learning process through which we become discerning and empowered. Zygmunt Bauman, however, is one who sees the promise of the commodity and the culture of the commodity as creating the idealized homo eligens (the sovereign, free-to-choose consumer) in exactly opposite terms from...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... representative of the principle of nomadism has been carefully managed, especially in the case of those coming from the poorest nations such as Romania and Bulgaria, which have only recently been admitted to the organization ( Balibar 2003 ; Bauman 2004 ). Beyond hypocrisy, however, perhaps what the EU critique...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... ( Weber 1976 ) should put an end to Trickster and other mythic creatures, but it does not see the end of him at all. Modernity is characterized by ontological uncertainty and existential insecurity ( Berman 1985 ), ambivalence and moral ambiguity ( Bauman 1990 ). The condition of liminality identified by...