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'Such is the concentrated brilliance of this study that it is sure to find an appreciative audience in every field of research which touches on the Holocaust.' Times Literary Supplement
'This is a profound book, brilliant in its insights ... It demands wide readership.' Political Studies
'The book should be widely read by students of the social sciences, since it is, apart from a provocative analysis of explanations of genocide, a critique of sociology, which Bauman claims has neglected the ethical dilemmas posed by the destruction of the Jews.' Sociology --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The book examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates upon the lessons which the Holocaust has for sociology. Bauman's work demonstrates that the Holocaust has to be understood as deeply involved with the nature of modernity. There is nothing comparable to this work available in the sociological literature. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
It came on time and great Condition. I needed the book for class and after reading the first chapter I can not seem to put it down.Published on November 23, 2013 by Dose
Zygmunt Bauman, a leading sociologist who has done a great deal of seminal work on modernity (in the perception of someone like me who is not a sociologist), turns his attention to... Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by MS S GROSS
Decent societies are correct to express righteous indignation at those who deny that the holocaust ever occurred, or who deny that even if it did happen, something less than six... Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by Herbert L Calhoun
This book is a very well-written, in-depth anaylsis of how the modern, "civilized" mindset enabled normal, everyday Germans (businessmen, professors, soldiers, journalists -- just... Read morePublished on November 4, 2008 by Jesse Taylor
This is one of those rock-em, sock-em books that seems to have a startling insight on every page. Bauman's thesis is that the Holocaust is not an aberration, peculiar to a... Read morePublished on October 26, 2007 by Santi Tafarella
This book provides a conceptual bridge between Hannah Arendt's famous "banality of evil" thesis and the more recent thesis presented by Giorgio Agamben that the concentration camp... Read morePublished on October 1, 2006 by Signs and Wonders