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Zygmunt Bauman - The Art of Life - 9780745643250 - V9780745643250
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The Art of Life

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Description for The Art of Life Hardback. A brilliant new book by Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most original and influential social thinkers writing today. Bauman examines how, in our liquid modern society, individuals are required to choose their own lives and give meaning and purpose to them. Num Pages: 150 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JH; JMH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 232 x 160 x 17. Weight in Grams: 382.
In our individualized society we are all artists of life – whether we know it or not, will it or not and like it or not, by decree of society if not by our own choice. In this society we are all expected, rightly or wrongly, to give our lives purpose and form by using our own skills and resources, even if we lack the tools and materials with which artists’ studios need to be equipped for the artist’s work to be conceived and executed. And we are praised or censured for the results – for what we have managed ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
150
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780745643250
SKU
V9780745643250
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-28

About Zygmunt Bauman
Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) was Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Warsaw and Leeds.

Reviews for The Art of Life
"Brilliant ... To be read while listening to the Manic Street Preachers." Steven Poole, The Guardian "An insightful reflection on the pursuit of happiness - that state to which we are all conditioned to aspite - as well as what's wrong with the 'designs for life' we pursue in order to attain it ... Reading this ... Read more

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