Culture in a Liquid Modern World

Culture in a Liquid Modern World

Zygmunt Bauman

In its unique formula, ‘culture’ used to be meant to be an agent for switch, a undertaking undertaken with the purpose of teaching ‘the humans’ through bringing the easiest of human suggestion and creativity to them. yet in our modern liquid-modern global, tradition has misplaced its missionary position and has turn into a way of seduction: it seeks not to enlighten the folk yet to seduce them. The functionality of tradition this day isn't to fulfill current wishes yet to create new ones, whereas at the same time making sure that current wishes stay completely unfulfilled. tradition at the present time likens itself to a huge division shop the place the cabinets are overflowing with fascinating items which are replaced every day - simply lengthy sufficient to stimulate wishes whose gratification is ceaselessly postponed.

during this new publication Zygmunt Bauman - essentially the most awesome and influential social thinkers of our time - retraces the peregrinations of the concept that of tradition and examines its destiny in a global marked via the robust new forces of globalization, migration and the intermingling of populations. He argues that Europe has a very vital function to play in revitalizing our figuring out of tradition accurately simply because Europe, with its nice variety of peoples, languages and histories, is the gap the place the opposite is often one’s neighbour and the place every one is continually known as upon to benefit from all people else.

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