O mundo é um lugar estranho

Optimistas são as pessoas que insistem que o mundo que temos é o melhor possível; pessimistas são as que suspeitam que os optimistas podem ter razão, Zygmunt Bauman

3 comentários:

fallorca disse...

sempre em cima do acontecimento ;)

João Gonçalves disse...

E ainda há um provérbio russo, não sofisticado, que diz que um pessimista é um optimista bem informado.

James disse...

Zygmunt Bauman - Liquid Modernity (2000)

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ISBN: 0745624103, 240 "paginecas".

In this book, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a 'heavy' and 'solid', hardware-focused modernity to a 'light' and 'liquid', software-based modernity.
This passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all aspects of the human condition. The new remoteness and un-reachability of global systemic structure coupled with the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics and human togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and cognitive frames used to narrate human individual experience and their joint history.

This book is dedicated to this task.

Bauman selects five of the basic concepts which have served to make sense of shared human life - emancipation, individuality, time/space, work and community - and traces their successive incarnations and changes of meaning.

«Liquid Modernity» concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books: «Globalization: The Human Consequences», and «In Search of Politics».

Together these volumes form a brilliant analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life by one of the most original thinkers writing today.