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Culture as Praxis / Edition 1
     

Culture as Praxis / Edition 1

by Zygmunt Bauman
 

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ISBN-10: 0761959882

ISBN-13: 9780761959885

Pub. Date: 02/22/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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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 fals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761959885
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
NEW
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Culture as Concept
Culture as Structure
Culture as Praxis

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