Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategies (Paperback)

Author: Bauman, Zygmunt

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Zygmunt Baumans new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the taboo subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human beings to live with the constant awareness of death accounts for crucial aspects of the social organization of all known societies. Two different life strategies are distinguished in respect of reactions to mortality. One, the modern strategy, deconstructs mortality by translating the insoluble issue of death into many specific problems of health and disease which are soluble in principle. The post-modern strategy is one of deconstructing immortality: life is transformed into a constant rehearsal of reversible death, a substitution of temporary disappearance for the irrevocable termination of life. This profound and provocative book will appeal to a wide audience. It will also be of particular interest to students and professionals in the areas of sociology, anthropology, theology and philosophy. *Author: Bauman, Zygmunt/ Bauman *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 224 *Publication Date: 1992/10/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.51 inches

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Publisher Polity Press
Mfg Part# 9780745610160
SKU 207546806
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0745610161
Release Date 3/10/2008
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