Freedom and Consumerism: A Critique of Zygmunt Bauman's Sociology
How does Bauman understand the concept of freedom? How does this understanding relate to the political traditions of conservatism, liberalism and socialism?
Mark Davis offers a critical enquiry into the sociology of Zygmunt Bauman, focusing on his English-language writings from the 1960s onwards.
It makes a contribution to sociological debates about modern society by offering an interpretation of Bauman's work based on the concept of freedom, especially in terms of his extensive consideration of consumerism. Davis aims to open up new areas of discourse around Bauman's work by analysing his understanding of freedom in relation to the three great political traditions of conservatism, liberalism and socialism.
This is an original contribution to discussions around Bauman's work which will be of interest to both sociologists and political theorists.
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Existing Interpretations of Baumans Writings
Freedom as Insecurity
Freedom as Choice
Freedom as Privilege
Bauman Conservatism and Freedom
Bauman Liberalism and Freedom
Bauman Socialism and Freedom
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