Chronicle of Crisis, 2011-16, written by one of the great chroniclers of our times, will be read and re-read for decades and more to come. Sociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come to terms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects of modernity - the Holocaust. In liquid modernity the individual must act, plan actions and calculate the likely gains and losses of acting (or failing to act) under conditions of endemic uncertainty. The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of being caught napping, of failing to catch up with fast moving events, of overlooking the ‘use by’ dates and being saddled with worthless possessions, of missing the moment calling for a change of tack and being left behind. "It is an east European tradition," he explains. In this important new book, Zygmunt Bauman takes stock of these opportunities and dangers and, in his distinctive and brilliant fashion, offers a much-needed reappraisal of a concept that has become central to current debates about the nature and future of our societies. We have long since lost our faith in the idea that human beings could achieve human happiness in some future ideal state—a state that Thomas More, writing five centuries ago, tied to a topos, a fixed place, a land, an island, a sovereign state under a wise and benevolent ruler. His pioneering work on the Holocaust, the nature of 'liquid modernity', and the implications of consumer capitalism has been crucial in shaping our entire understanding of the way that societies * Offers an original analysis of the central figure of our contemporary, 'liquid--modern' times -- the man or woman with no fixed or durable bonds. In this short book he explores the sources of the endemic uncertainty which shapes our lives today and, in so doing, he provides the reader with a brief and accessible introduction to his highly original account, developed at greater length in his previous books, of life in our liquid modern times. ). Welcome back. 95 Zygmunt Bauman paints a stark picture of "state borders . From Charles Dickens to Mr. Rogers to John Heisman, we have the perfect book for every recipient. Liquid life is also shot through by a contradiction: it ought to be a (possibly unending) series of new beginnings, yet precisely for that reason it is full of worries about swift and painless endings, without which new beginnings would be unthinkable. Explore books by Zygmunt Bauman with our selection at Waterstones.com. * Offers an original analysis of the central figure of our contemporary, 'liquid--modern' times -- the man or woman with no fixed or durable bonds. 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