Legislators and Interpreters: On Modernity, Post-Modernity and Intellectuals

Legislators and Interpreters: On Modernity, Post-Modernity and Intellectuals

by Zygmunt Bauman

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Overview

The book discusses the role of intellectuals in the modern world. Bauman connects this with current analyses of modernity and post-modernity. The theme of the book is that the tasks of intellectuals change from being 'legislators' to 'interpreters' with the transition from modernity to post-modernity.
The book discusses the role of intellectuals in the modern world. Bauman connects this with current analyses of modernity and post-modernity. The theme of the book is that the tasks of intellectuals change from being 'legislators' to 'interpreters' with the transition from modernity to post-modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745638072
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 655 KB

About the Author

Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds. His many books have become international bestsellers and have been translated into more than thirty languages. He was awarded the Theodor W. Adorno prize for 1998.

Table of Contents

Introduction:.

Intellectuals: From Modern Legislators to Post-modern Interpreters.

1. Paul Radin, or an Aetiology of the Intellectuals.

2. Les philosophes: The Archetype and the Utopia.

3. Sociogenesis of the Power Knowledge Syndrome.

4. Gamekeepers turned Gardeners.

5. Educating People.

6. Discovery of Culture.

7. Ideology, or Building the World of Ideas.

8. The Fall of the Legislator.

9. The Rise of the Interpreter.

10. Two Nations, Mark Two: The Seduced.

11. Two Nations, Mark Two: The Repressed.

12. Conclusions: one too many.

Notes.

Index.

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