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. 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. Among the arts of liquid-modern living and the skills needed to practice them, getting rid of things takes precedence over their acquisition.
This and other challenges of life in a liquid-modern society are traced and unravelled in the successive chapters of this new book by one of the most brilliant and original social thinkers of our time.
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Polity Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.08h x 6.08w x 0.54d
Reference and Research Bk News 11/01/2006 pg. 144
About the Author
Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) was Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds
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