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Intimacy in postmodern times: A friendship with Zygmunt Bauman (Hardcover)

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Zygmunt Bauman was one of the most important social theorists of recent decades. He did major work on the Holocaust, the postmodern and much else, up to fifty-eight books in English on almost as many topics. In this book, Australian sociologist Peter Beilharz, Bauman's collaborator for thirty years, recounts the details of their relationship, simultaneously charting the changes that have occurred in academic life from the 1980s to today. Friendship was one of the bonds that made Bauman and Beilharz's intellectual collaboration possible. Though the two were worlds apart in terms of biography and place, their work together was defined by a certain kind of intimacy. Separated by a generation, they collaborated for a generation together. This book follows their story in touching detail while puzzling over Bauman's rich yet contested legacy.

About the Author

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Culture and Society at Curtin University and Professor of Critical Theory at Sichuan University. He is the author of more than a dozen books and a founding editor of the journal Thesis Eleven.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526132154
ISBN-10: 152613215X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English
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