Culture as Praxis
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Culture as Praxis

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In this major work, Zygmunt Bauman seeks to classify the meanings of culture. He distinguishes between culture as a concept, culture as a structure and culture as praxis and analyzes the different ways in which culture has been used in each of these settings. For Bauman, culture is a living, changing aspect of human interaction which must be understood and studied as a universal of human life. At the heart of his approach is the proposition that culture is inherently ambivalent.
With a major new introduction to this new edition, this classic work emerges as a crucial link in the development of Bauman's thought. By his own admission, it was the first of his books to grope towards a new kind of social theory, in contrast to the false certainties and gross theorems that dominated much of the post-war period. This is Bauman at his best, at his most subtle and his most searching.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 440g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0761959882
  • 9780761959885

Table of contents

Introduction
Culture as Concept
Culture as Structure
Culture as Praxis
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About Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of sociology at the Universities of Leeds and Warsaw
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