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Zygmunt Bauman and the liquid modern world

Swain, Spencer ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2191-0041 (2024) Zygmunt Bauman and the liquid modern world. In: Spracklen, Karl, Lashua, Brett and Yuen, Felice, (eds.) Research Handbook of the Sociology of Leisure. Camberley, Edward Elgar Publishing Compan (In Press)

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Zygmunt Bauman’s writings on liquid modernity seek to understand the impact of social transformation on everyday people and their daily lives. As an idea, liquid modernity articulates how the monetary shift of Western countries to a consumer-orientated economic system has undermined the industrial order associated with solid modernity. In short, this change in the foundations of society is understood by Bauman to have created a sense of rootlessness, a fracturing of community, and increased levels of inequality. In this chapter, the concept of liquid modernity is explored in relation to leisure, analysing the impact of consumerism on the culture of free time through the sociological ideas of power, morality and community that run through Bauman’s work.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: In Press
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/9612

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