Culture as Praxis

005973About This Book 

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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Table of Contents 

Introduction

Culture as Concept

Culture as Structure

Culture as Praxis

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Web Extra

Other articles on the this topic available to read at SAGE Journals online:

Theory Culture and Society

Body and Society

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Other Books on the Topic 

Other books on Culture available here

Other books on Cultural Theory available here Other books on Social Theory available here

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