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The Resource In praise of literature, Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo, (electronic resource)

In praise of literature, Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo, (electronic resource)

Label
In praise of literature
Title
In praise of literature
Statement of responsibility
Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this new book Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo examine the contentious issue of the relation between literature (and the arts in general) and sociology (or, more generally, a branch of the humanities claiming scientific status). While many commentators see literature and sociology as radically different vocations, Bauman and Mazzeo argue that they are bound together by a common purpose and a shared subject matter. Despite the many differences in terms of their methods and their ways of presenting their findings, novels and sociological texts are not at cross-purposes. Indeed, it is precisely their differences that make them at once indispensable to each other and mutually complementary. The writers of novels and of sociological texts may explore their world from different perspectives, seeking and producing different types of 'data', but their products bear the unmistakable marks of their shared origin. They feed each other and depend on each other in terms of their agenda, their discoveries and the contents of their messages. In a world characterized by the continuous search for new sensations and the fetishism of consumption, they bring fundamental existential questions back to the public agenda. Literature and sociology reveal the truth of the human condition only when they stay in one another's company, remaining attentive to each other's findings and engaged in a continuous dialogue. For only together can they rise to the challenging task of untangling and laying bare the complex intertwining of biography and history as well as of individual and society that totality we are constantly shaping while being shaped by it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bauman, Zygmunt
Dewey number
809/.933552
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mazzeo, Riccardo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Literature
Label
In praise of literature, Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Two Sisters -- Salvation through Literature -- The Pendulum and Calvino's Empty Centre -- The Father Problem -- Literature and the Interregnum -- The Blog and the Disappearance of Mediators -- Are We All Becoming Autistic? -- Metaphors of the Twenty-first Century -- Risking Twitterature -- Dry and Damp -- The Retrenchment Within 'Oneness' -- Education, Literature, Sociology
Control code
ocn950690710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781509502721
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950690710
Label
In praise of literature, Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Two Sisters -- Salvation through Literature -- The Pendulum and Calvino's Empty Centre -- The Father Problem -- Literature and the Interregnum -- The Blog and the Disappearance of Mediators -- Are We All Becoming Autistic? -- Metaphors of the Twenty-first Century -- Risking Twitterature -- Dry and Damp -- The Retrenchment Within 'Oneness' -- Education, Literature, Sociology
Control code
ocn950690710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781509502721
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950690710

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