A Critique of Zygmunt Bauman's Sociology
How does Bauman understand the concept of freedom? How does this understanding relate to the political traditions of conervatism, liberalism and socialism? This book offers a critical enquiry into the sociology of Zygmunt Bauman, focusing on his English-language writings from the 1960s onwards.
Introduction; Part 1: Biographical solutions and sociological contradictions: who is Zygmunt Bauman?; Existing interpretations of Bauman's writings.; Part 2: Freedom as insecurity; Freedom as choice; Freedom as privilege.; Part 3: Bauman, conservatism and freedom; Bauman, liberalism and freedom; Bauman, socialism and freedom; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.