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CEGUEIRA MORAL
Author: ZYGMUNT BAUMAN, CARLOS ALBERTO MEDEIROS
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ISBN: 8537812765
Pages: 264
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O mal não está restrito às guerras ou às circunstâncias nas quais pessoas atuam sob condições de coerção extrema. Hoje ele se revela com frequência na insensibilidade diária diante do sofrimento do outro, na incapacidade ou recusa de compreendê-lo e no desejo de controlar a privacidade alheia. A maldade e a miopia ética se ocultam naquilo que consideramos comum e banal na vida cotidiana. Esse livro é composto por cinco diálogos de Zygmunt Bauman com Leonidas Donskis, filósofo, cientista político e historiador das ideias, professor de ciência política na Universidade de Vytautas Magnus, na Lituânia, e membro do Parlamento Europeu.
Consuming Life
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745655823
Pages: 168
Year: 2013-05-08
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With the advent of liquid modernity, the society of producers is transformed into a society of consumers. In this new consumer society, individuals become simultaneously the promoters of commodities and the commodities they promote. They are, at one and the same time, the merchandise and the marketer, the goods and the travelling salespeople. They all inhabit the same social space that is customarily described by the term the market. The test they need to pass in order to acquire the social prizes they covet requires them to recast themselves as products capable of drawing attention to themselves. This subtle and pervasive transformation of consumers into commodities is the most important feature of the society of consumers. It is the hidden truth, the deepest and most closely guarded secret, of the consumer society in which we now live. In this new book Zygmunt Bauman examines the impact of consumerist attitudes and patterns of conduct on various apparently unconnected aspects of social life politics and democracy, social divisions and stratification, communities and partnerships, identity building, the production and use of knowledge, and value preferences. The invasion and colonization of the web of human relations by the worldviews and behavioural patterns inspired and shaped by commodity markets, and the sources of resentment, dissent and occasional resistance to the occupying forces, are the central themes of this brilliant new book by one of the worlds most original and insightful social thinkers.
Moral Blindness
Author: Zygmunt Bauman, Leonidas Donskis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074566962X
Pages: 224
Year: 2013-04-24
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Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in the casual turning away of one’s ethical gaze. Evil and moral blindness lurk in what we take as normality and in the triviality and banality of everyday life, and not just in the abnormal and exceptional cases. The distinctive kind of moral blindness that characterizes our societies is brilliantly analysed by Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis through the concept of adiaphora: the placing of certain acts or categories of human beings outside of the universe of moral obligations and evaluations. Adiaphora implies an attitude of indifference to what is happening in the world – a moral numbness. In a life where rhythms are dictated by ratings wars and box-office returns, where people are preoccupied with the latest gadgets and forms of gossip, in our ‘hurried life’ where attention rarely has time to settle on any issue of importance, we are at serious risk of losing our sensitivity to the plight of the other. Only celebrities or media stars can expect to be noticed in a society stuffed with sensational, valueless information. This probing inquiry into the fate of our moral sensibilities will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the most profound changes that are silently shaping the lives of everyone in our contemporary liquid-modern world.
Strangers at Our Door
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509512209
Pages: 120
Year: 2016-06-20
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Refugees from the violence of wars and the brutality of famished lives have knocked on other people's doors since the beginning of time. For the people behind the doors, these uninvited guests were always strangers, and strangers tend to generate fear and anxiety precisely because they are unknown. Today we find ourselves confronted with an extreme form of this historical dynamic, as our TV screens and newspapers are filled with accounts of a 'migration crisis', ostensibly overwhelming Europe and portending the collapse of our way of life. This anxious debate has given rise to a veritable 'moral panic' - a feeling of fear spreading among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society. In this short book Zygmunt Bauman analyses the origins, contours and impact of this moral panic - he dissects, in short, the present-day migration panic. He shows how politicians have exploited fears and anxieties that have become widespread, especially among those who have already lost so much - the disinherited and the poor. But he argues that the policy of mutual separation, of building walls rather than bridges, is misguided. It may bring some short-term reassurance but it is doomed to fail in the long run. We are faced with a crisis of humanity, and the only exit from this crisis is to recognize our growing interdependence as a species and to find new ways to live together in solidarity and cooperation, amidst strangers who may hold opinions and preferences different from our own.
Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All?
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745679196
Pages: 86
Year: 2016-03-18
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It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the richness of the few benefits us all. And yet these commonly held beliefs are flatly contradicted by our daily experience, an abundance of research findings and, indeed, logic. Such bizarre discrepancy between hard facts and popular opinions makes one pause and ask: why are these opinions so widespread and resistant to accumulated and fast-growing evidence to the contrary? This short book is by one of the world’s leading social thinkers is an attempt to answer this question. Bauman lists and scrutinizes the tacit assumptions and unreflected-upon convictions upon which such opinions are grounded, finding them one by one to be false, deceitful and misleading. Their persistence could be hardly sustainable were it not for the role they play in defending - indeed, promoting and reinforcing - the current, unprecedented, indefensible and still accelerating growth in social inequality and the rapidly widening gap between the elite of the rich and the rest of society.
Liquid Love
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745655785
Pages: 176
Year: 2013-05-03
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This book is about the central figure of our contemporary, ‘liquid modern’ times – the man or woman with no bonds, and particularly with none of the fixed or durable bonds that would allow the effort of self-definition and self-assertion to come to a rest. Having no permanent bonds, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their own wits, skill and dedication. But none of these bonds are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again. The uncanny frailty of human bonds, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, are the principal themes of this important new book by Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. It will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology and in the social sciences and humanities generally, and it will appeal to anyone interested in the changing nature of human relationships.
Liquid Modernity
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565701X
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-07-10
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In this new 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.
Babel
Author: Zygmunt Bauman, Ezio Mauro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509507639
Pages: 180
Year: 2016-05-17
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We are living in an open sea, caught up in a continuous wave, with no fixed point and no instrument to measure distance and the direction of travel. Nothing appears to be in its place any more, and a great deal appears to have no place at all. The principles that have given substance to the democratic ethos, the system of rules that has guided the relationships of authority and the ways in which they are legitimized, the shared values and their hierarchy, our behaviour and our life styles, must be radically revised because they no longer seem suited to our experience and understanding of a world in flux, a world that has become both increasingly interconnected and prone to severe and persistent crises. We are living in the interregnum between what is no longer and what is not yet. None of the political movements that helped undermine the old world are ready to inherit it, and there is no new ideology, no consistent vision, promising to give shape to new institutions for the new world. It is like the Babylon referred to by Borges, the country of randomness and uncertainty in which ‘no decision is final; all branch into others’. Out of the world that had promised us modernity, what Jean Paul Sartre had summarized with sublime formula ‘le choix que je suis’ (‘the choice that I am’), we inhabit that flattened, mobile and dematerialized space, where as never before the principle of the heterogenesis of purposes is sovereign. This is Babel.
Liquid Evil
Author: Zygmunt Bauman, Leonidas Donskis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509508155
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-04-29
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There is nothing new about evil; it has been with us since time immemorial. But there is something new about the kind of evil that characterizes our contemporary liquid-modern world. The evil that characterized earlier forms of solid modernity was concentrated in the hands of states claiming monopolies on the means of coercion and using the means at their disposal to pursue their ends ends that were at times horrifically brutal and barbaric. In our contemporary liquid-modern societies, by contrast, evil has become altogether more pervasive and at the same time less visible. Liquid evil hides in the seams of the canvass woven daily by the liquid-modern mode of human interaction and commerce, conceals itself in the very tissue of human cohabitation and in the course of its routine and day-to-day reproduction. Evil lurks in the countless black holes of a thoroughly deregulated and privatized social space in which cutthroat competition and mutual estrangement have replaced cooperation and solidarity, while forceful individualization erodes the adhesive power of inter-human bonds. In its present form evil is hard to spot, unmask and resist. It seduces us by its ordinariness and then jumps out without warning, striking seemingly at random. The result is a social world that is comparable to a minefield: we know it is full of explosives and that explosions will happen sooner or later but we have no idea when and where they will occur. In this new book, the sequel to their acclaimed work Moral Blindness Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis guide the reader through this new terrain in which evil has become both more ordinary and more insidious, threatening to strip humanity of its dreams, alternative projects and powers of dissent at the very time when they are needed most.
Liquid Fear
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745654495
Pages: 200
Year: 2013-05-08
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Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces of the social and natural worlds. And yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, we live again in a time of fear. Whether its the fear of natural disasters, the fear of environmental catastrophes or the fear of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, we live today in a state of constant anxiety about the dangers that could strike unannounced and at any moment. Fear is the name we give to our uncertainty in the face of the dangers that characterize our liquid modern age, to our ignorance of what the threat is and our incapacity to determine what can and can't be done to counter it. This new book by Zygmunt Bauman one of the foremost social thinkers of our time is an inventory of liquid modern fears. It is also an attempt to uncover their common sources, to analyse the obstacles that pile up on the road to their discovery and to examine the ways of putting them out of action or rendering them harmless. Through his brilliant account of the fears and anxieties that weigh on us today, Bauman alerts us to the scale of the task which we shall have to confront through most of the current century if we wish our fellow humans to emerge at its end feeling more secure and self-confident than we feel at its beginning.
Liquid Surveillance
Author: Zygmunt Bauman, David Lyon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745664024
Pages: 152
Year: 2013-04-03
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‘Today the smallest details of our daily lives are tracked and traced more closely than ever before, and those who are monitored often cooperate willingly with the monitors. From London and New York to New Delhi, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro, video cameras are a familiar and accepted sight in public places. Air travel now commonly involves devices such as body-scanners and biometric checks that have proliferated in the wake of 9/11. And every day Google and credit-card issuers note the details of our habits, concerns and preferences, quietly prompting customized marketing strategies with our active, all too often zealous cooperation. In today’s liquid modern world, the paths of daily life are mobile and flexible. Crossing national borders is a commonplace activity and immersion in social media increasingly ubiquitous. Today’s citizens, workers, consumers and travellers are always on the move but often lacking certainty and lasting bonds. But in this world where spaces may not be fixed and time is boundless, our perpetual motion does not go unnoticed. Surveillance spreads in hitherto unimaginable ways, responding to and reproducing the slippery nature of modern life, seeping into areas where it once had only marginal sway. In this book the surveillance analysis of David Lyon meets the liquid modern world so insightfully dissected by Zygmunt Bauman. Is a dismal future of moment-by-moment monitoring closing in, or are there still spaces of freedom and hope? How do we realize our responsibility for the human beings before us, often lost in discussions of data and categorization? Dealing with questions of power, technology and morality, this book is a brilliant analysis of what it means to be watched – and watching – today.
CONFIANÇA E MEDO NA CIDADE
Author: ZYGMUNT BAUMAN
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ISBN: 9727088937
Pages: 92
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Como se manifesta a experiência quotidiana nas zonas de habitação da nossa cidade? Existe ainda um modo de pensar, um padrão de comportamento, um momento nas relações capaz de constituir um terreno comum sobre o qual possamos fundar uma confiança recíproca? Ou serão a fragmentação e a precariedade processos tão profundos que aumentam a distância social e a indiferença? Os outros serão apenas uma ameaça ou, pelo contrário, sujeitos com os quais temos o dever de conviver e cooperar? O que prevalece, o medo ou a confiança?
Crítica da Mídia & Hegemonia Cultural
Author: Dênis de Moraes
Publisher: Mauad Editora Ltda
ISBN: 857478835X
Pages: 278
Year: 2016-05-05
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\"Este livro reúne escritos que retomam e resumem a produção intelectual de Dênis de Moraes. Comemorando seus 60 anos, ele apresenta os temas centrais de sua obra mais recente. Primeiramente, a reconstituição de aspectos da trajetória de intelectuais decisivos para a sua formação: Marx, Lenin e, sobretudo, Gramsci, vistos especialmente em atividades como jornalistas. A seguir, levanta questões instigantes sobre a mídia, a liberdade de expressão e a cultura digital, bem como sobre a mercantilização generalizada da cultura em nossos dias. Por fim, mas não menos importante, trata de três artistas fundamentais e suas conexões com a vida social e política brasileira no século XX: Graciliano Ramos, Vianinha e Henfil, que foram biografados pelo autor em obras marcantes. Escrito com clareza e num tom ensaístico que favorece a leitura, o livro é uma boa introdução não só à vida e à obra dos inúmeros intelectuais e artistas abordados, mas também ao conjunto da contribuição de Dênis de Moraes nos últimos 25 anos, envolvendo a crítica à cultura dominante. (...)\" Marcelo Ridenti Sociólogo e professor titular da Unicamp (Trecho da primeira orelha) \"Crítica da mída &hegemonia cultura confirma o que já sabem os que se interessam pela compreensão crítica do campo da cultura e da comunicação. Estamos diante de um dos mais sérios pesquisadores em atividade no nosso país. (...) Trata-se de obra oportuna e indispensável.\" Venício A. de Lima Jornalista, sociólogo e professor titular da UnB
Uma Nação Nos Braços do Pai
Author: Adriana Santana
Publisher: A. D. Santos Editora
ISBN: 8574594741
Pages:
Year: 2018-07-02
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Num tempo histórico em que o pecado antes oculto estampa manchetes de jornais e sites e envergonha o povo brasileiro, é preciso enterrar velhos valores que atraíram apenas desonra e no lugar destes desenhar um novo modelo de sociedade pautada no ideário cristão. É necessário pensar novas políticas cuja base seja teocrática, e seu discurso seja pautado no caráter e nos ensinamentos de Cristo. É urgente que a Igreja se levante e ore e que cada líder e cada cidadão, imbuídos de valores e princípios compartilhem projetos e tracem planos para reconstruir os muros éticos do nosso país. Deus chama o Brasil à redenção, reescreve a sua história e passa a limpo uma narrativa que teve início em 1500 e que corrompeu o chão desta terra. Um clamor está sendo levantado. Após 500 anos do descobrimento do Brasil é chegado o tempo de mudança.
Modernity and Ambivalence
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745638112
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-05-08
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Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control. This has not happened and today we no longer believe it ever will. In this book, now available in paperback, Bauman argues that our postmodern age is the time for reconciliation with ambivalence, we must learn how to live in an incurably ambiguous world.

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