The new Bauman reader : thinking sociologically in liquid modern times

BLACKSHAW, Tony, ed. (2016). The new Bauman reader : thinking sociologically in liquid modern times. Manchester, Manchester University Press.

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Zygmunt Bauman has written more than seventy books over five decades, most taking a single subject and finding doors to open it in all directions. His work is an essential reference point in sociology, but it is time that everyone caught up with him. In this book Tony Blackshaw doesn't just tell us that Bauman is a massive star in sociology, he demonstrates why his light shines brighter than that of almost any other intellectual figure in the world today by offering his readers deep insights into the 'Bauman Effect'. The new Bauman reader is two books in one. On the one hand, it is a critical introduction to a vital and inspiring sociologist who stands against the predictable in 'majority' sociology to draw out daring and new insights from which we can all learn. On the other, it is an anthology of his work chosen with the specific aim of guiding readers, whether undergraduates, postgraduates, academics or general readers to Bauman's original way of 'thinking sociologically', which is as irresistible as the 'liquid' metaphor that guides it.

Item Type: Edited Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sport Industry Research Centre
Departments: Health and Well-being > Sport
Depositing User: Tony Blackshaw
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 14:33
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 14:33

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