Liquid Life

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Polity, 24 giu 2005 - 164 pagine
'Liquid life’ is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society. Liquid life cannot stay on course, as liquid-modern society cannot keep its shape for long. Liquid life is a precarious life, lived under conditions of constant uncertainty.

The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of being caught napping, of failing to catch up with fast moving events, of overlooking the ‘use by’ dates and being saddled with worthless possessions, of missing the moment calling for a change of tack and being left behind. Liquid life is also shot through by a contradiction: it ought to be a (possibly unending) series of new beginnings, yet precisely for that reason it is full of worries about swift and painless endings, without which new beginnings would be unthinkable. Among the arts of liquid-modern living and the skills needed to practice them, getting rid of things takes precedence over their acquisition.

This and other challenges of life in a liquid-modern society are traced and unravelled in the successive chapters of this new book by one of the most brilliant and original social thinkers of our time.

 

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Indice

Introduction
1
The Individual under Siege
15
From Martyr to Hero and from Hero to Celebrity
39
Obstreperous and Unmanageable
52
Seeking Shelter in Pandoras Box or Fear Security and the City
68
Consumers in Liquid Modern Society
80
Learning to Walk on Quicksand
116
Thinking in Dark Times
129
Notes
154
Index
161
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Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) was Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds

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