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Book Review: Bauman and Contemporary Sociology by Ali Rattansi

Review by John Holmwood Bauman and Contemporary Sociology: A Critical Analysis by Ali Rattansi was published by Manchester University Press in 2017. Ali Rattansi was full-time Professor and is now Visiting Professor of Sociology at City, University of London. His many books include Marx and the Division of Labour, Race, Culture and Difference, Racism, Modernity and […]

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Struggling for the Soul of Sociology: Bauman and Ethnomethodology

By Lisa Morriss and Greg Smith Bauman’s critical assessment of ethnomethodology(EM) was the lead article of the first issue of The Sociological Review of 1973. Its placement perhaps reflected the serious attention British sociologists gave to EM as the newest import from the Land of Sociology. Then as now, The Sociological Review was in the vanguard […]

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Soil, Blood and Identity

By Lucy Mayblin Nationalism appears to be on the rise in Europe. Indeed, from west to east, north to south, nationalist movements seeking to exclude migrants or trigger the break-up of the European Union are growing in popularity. Nationalism’s exclusionary, xenophobic, often racist articulation was a key feature of the UK’s Brexit campaign and the subsequent reaction to the […]

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Bauman, Sociology of Consumption and Environmental Limits

By David Evans Re-reading Bauman’s Sociology and Postmodernity, I found myself awash with a sense of nostalgia.  It conjures a time in which sociologists were able, perhaps required, to debate the nature of modernity and the contours of the very discipline that was born to make sense of it. A time in which culture and cultural […]

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Bringing it all Back Home: Zygmunt Bauman on Modernity

By Matt Dawson 1988’s ‘Sociology and Postmodernity’ came during a transitional phase in Zygmunt Bauman’s academic career.  It was published in between the two texts which began to establish his reputation as a major theorist in his adopted home of the UK, 1987’s Legislators and Interpreters and 1989’s Modernity and the Holocaust while also ushering in his focus on […]

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