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Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman
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Dec 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, philosophy, society, 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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Reading Progress

December 26, 2011 – Shelved
December 26, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
December 26, 2011 – Shelved as: society
December 26, 2011 – Shelved as: philosophy
April 29, 2012 – Started Reading
May 3, 2012 –
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."
May 7, 2012 –
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."
May 22, 2012 –
31.0% "The life conditions in question prompt men and women to seek examples, not leaders."
May 30, 2012 –
36.0% "identities seem fixed and solid only when seen, in a flash, from outside."
May 31, 2012 –
38.0% "Obedience to standards (a pliable and exquisitely\n adjustable obedience to eminently flexible standards, let me\n add) tends to be achieved nowadays through enticement and seduction\n rather than by coercion - and it appears in the disguise of\n the exercise of free will, rather than revealing itself as an external\n force."
August 29, 2012 –
71.0% "If people assume their commitments to be temporary (...) these commitments do tend to became such in consequence of these people's actions."
September 7, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
September 7, 2012 – Finished Reading

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