Postmodernity and Its Discontents

Zygmunt Bauman, "Postmodernity and Its Discontents"
Polity Press | 1997 | ISBN: 0745617913 | 232 pages | File type: PDF | 1,6 mb

Introduction: Discontents Modern and Postmodern 1
1 The Dream of Purity 5
2 The Making and Unmaking of Strangers 17
3 The Strangers of the Consumer Era: from the Welfare State to Prison 35
4 Morality Begins at Home: or the Rocky Road to Justice 46
5 Parvenu and Pariah: the Heroes and Victims of Modernity 71
6 Tourists and Vagabonds: the Heroes and Victims of Postmodernity 83
7 Postmodern Art, or the Impossibility of the Avant-garde 95
8 The Meaning of Art and the Art of Meaning 103
9 On Truth, Fiction and Uncertainty 112
10 Culture as Consumer Co-operative 127
11 On the Postmodern Redeployment of Sex: Foucault's History of Sexuality Revisited 141
12 Immortality, Postmodern Version 152
13 Postmodern Religion? 165
14 On Communitarianism and Human Freedom, or How to Square the Circle 186
Afterword: The Last Word and it Belongs to Freedom 199
Notes 209
Index 218

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