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Modernity and the Holocaust

Modernity and the Holocaust

Zygmunt Bauman

ISBN: 978-0-745-63809-6

May 2013, Polity

280 pages



Sociology 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.

* New in paperback, this book, is likely to be adopted on many courses covering the Holocaust.
* 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.