DescriptionSociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come to terms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects of modernity - the Holocaust.
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.
* A unique but disturbing book - winner of the 1989 European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and Social Sciences.
* The hardback received enormous acclaim.
* Zygmunt Bauman is one of the world's leading social theorists.