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Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman
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Sep 07, 12

bookshelves: non-fiction, philosophy, society, 2012
Read from April 29 to September 07, 2012


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Zygmunt Bauman
“Um aspecto muito visível do desaparecimento das velhas garantias é a nova fragilidade dos laços humanos. A fragilidade e transitoriedade dos laços pode ser um preço inevitável do direito de os indivíduos perseguirem seus objetivos individuais, mas não pode deixar de ser, simultaneamente, um obstáculo dos mais formidáveis para perseguir eficazmente esses objetivos -- e para a coragem necessária para persegui-los.”
Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Modernity
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8.0% "One such issue was the possibility that what feels like freedom is not in fact freedom at all; that people may be satisfied with their lot even though that lot were fare fro being 'objectively' satisfactory; that living in slavery, they feel free and so experience no urge to liberate themselves, thus forsaking or forfeiting the chance of becoming genuinely free."
14.0% "Modern society exists in its incessant activity of ‘individualizing’ as much as the activities of individuals consist in the daily reshaping and renegotiating of the network of mutual entanglements called ‘society’. […] The meaning of ‘individualization’ keeps changing, taking up ever new shapes."
31.0% "The life conditions in question prompt men and women to seek examples, not leaders."
36.0% "identities seem fixed and solid only when seen, in a flash, from outside."
38.0% "Obedience to standards (a pliable and exquisitely
adjustable obedience to eminently flexible standards, let me
add) tends to be achieved nowadays through enticement and seduction
rather than by coercion - and it appears in the disguise of
the exercise of free will, rather than revealing itself as an external
71.0% "If people assume their commitments to be temporary (...) these commitments do tend to became such in consequence of these people's actions."

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