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Bauman’s Consuming Life A Summary – Chapter 2 – The Society of Consumers

Summary of chapter One  A fairly lengthy, paraphrased summary with a few comments in italics In consumer culture people behave ‘unreflexivly’ – without thinking about what they consider to be their life purpose and what they believe to be the … Continue reading

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A Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘The Individualised Society’ – Part Three: The Way We Act

Thirteen – Does Love Need Reason? Love and Reason will forever fail to communicate… for three reasons. Reason is about use, love is about value. The world as seen by love is a collection of values, as seen by reason, … Continue reading

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Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s The Indivdualised Society (preface)

It may sound odd doing a summary of a preface, but there is a lot of heavy stuff in here…. According to Bauman ‘Sociology can help us link our individual decisions and actions to the deeper cause of our troubles … Continue reading

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Summary of Liquid Modernity Chapter Four – Work

A brief summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity, chapter 4: Work. Continue reading

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A Summary of Chapter Three of Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman – Time/Space

In the first section Bauman provides an overview of some of the key features of contemporary urban areas. Firstly, that modern urban areas are increasingly gated – To illustrate this he offers a description of Heritage Park, a new 500 … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity (David Harvey): A Summary of Chapter Five

A summary of David Harvey’s (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity’: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change. This is a summary of chapter five. You like to read my summaries of chapters one and two and three first of … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity, David Harvey: Chapter 3: Postmodernism, A Summary

A summary of David Harvey’s (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity’: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change. This is a summary of chapter three. You like to read my summaries of chapter one and two first of all: Click … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity: Chapter 2

A summary of David Harvey’s (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity’: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change, chapter 2. In chapter 2, Harvey deals at length with the contradictions within Modernity, from the Enlightenment project to the 1968 counter-culture, … Continue reading

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The Condition of Postmodernity, Chapter 1 Summary

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Solutions to the ‘Crisis of Masculinity’

In the final section of Zimbardo and Coulombe’s ‘Man Disconnected’ the authors outline a few suggestions about how to combat the crisis faced by young men around the world. The post summarizes chapters 16-21). Before reading this you might like … Continue reading

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