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Author Bauman, Zygmunt, 1925-2017.

Title Sketches in the Theory of Culture
Published [Place of publication not identified] : John Wiley and Sons, Inc. : Polity, 2018
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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; A Message in a Bottle: on the Recovered Work of Zygmunt Bauman; INTRODUCTION; THE HISTORY OF THE PRESERVED COPY AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TEXT OF THE BOOK; SKETCHES IN THE THEORY OF CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF BAUMAN'S EARLIER WORK; THE PROBLEMATIC OF SKETCHES IN THE THEORY OF CULTURE; THE EVOLUTION OF ZYGMUNT BAUMAN'S THEORY OF CULTURE; CONCLUSION; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; DOCUMENTS COLLECTED IN THE EDITORIAL FILE OF SKETCHES IN THE THEORY OF CULTURE (BO OK CARD NO. B-196), LOCATED IN THE OSSOLINEUM PUBLISHING HOUSE; From the Author
III: Cultural Determinants of the Research ProcessTHE RELATIVE AUTONOMY OF CULTURE; THE STRUCTURE OF THE ACT OF RESEARCH; CULTURAL DETERMINATION AND CULTURAL DIFFERENTIATION; CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE: POINTS OF INTERSECTION; IV: Three Observations About Problems of Contemporary Education; THE LOST SOCIAL FUNCTION OF YOUTH; EXTRA-CULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF BEHAVIOUR; PROBLEM OF EMOTIONAL SAFETY; V: Masses, Classes, Elites: Semiotics and the Re-Imagination of the Sociological Function of Culture; NOTE ONE: THE MATTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE; NOTE TWO: IN THE MATTER OF 'HIGHER' AND 'LOWER' CULTURE
Part I: Sign and CultureI: The Origins of the Semiotic Theory of Culture, or the Crisis of Cultural Anthropology; CULTURE AS AN OBJECT OF RESEARCH; ONE'S OWN SOCIETY AND THE PERCEPTION OF DIFFERENCE; THE NAME OF THE CRISIS; CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS, OR THE NEGATION OF THE NEGATION; WHAT NEXT?; II: Towards a Semiotic Theory of Culture; THE CONTEMPORARY CONCEPT OF THE SIGN; THE MEANING OF HUMAN BEHAVIOURS; ARBITRARINESS AND THE DEGREES OF FREEDOM IN ACTION-SIGN; THE SEMIOTIC FUNCTION AS DETERMINANT; CULTURE AS THE CODIFICATION OF THE SEMIOTIC FUNCTION OF ACTION; III: Man and Sign
RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN THE ONTOGENESIS OF THE 'CULTURAL FIELD'RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURE; Part II: Culture and Social Structure; I: Cultural and Extra-Cultural Organization of Society; THE UNIT OF ANALYSIS: THE SOCIO-CULTURAL SYSTEM; THE UNIT OF ANALYSIS: THE HUMAN INDIVIDUAL; II: Economics, Culture, and Typologies of Societies; METHODOLOGICAL PREMISES; INFRASTRUCTURE OF CULTURAL CHANGES; 'MARKETIZATION' OF THE PROCESS OF SATISFYING NEEDS; 'MARKETIZATION' AND CULTURAL CHANGES; OTHER LESSONS REGARDING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES
THE CONTEMPORARY FORM OF PRAXEOMORPHISMSIGNS AND THE ANIMAL WORLD; INTRA-SPECIES COMMUNICATION AND THE CREATION OF THE HUMAN; THE BATTLE OVER HUMAN UNIQUENESS; INSTEAD OF A CONCLUSION; IV: The Problem of Universals and the Semiotic Theory of Culture; EDMUND LEACH'S THEORY OF REALMS OF SOCIAL SPACE; UNDEMARCATED MARGINS IN A DEMARCATED WORLD; AFTERWORD; V: Some Research Problems in the Semiotic Theory of Culture; ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A GENERAL THEORY OF SYMBOLIC BEHAVIOUR; THE PROBLEM OF A SYNCHRONIC ANALYSIS OF THE 'CULTURAL FIELD'; RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN THE PHYLOGENESIS OF MODELS
Summary Sketches in the Theory of Culture is a remarkable work by all measures. Written by Zygmunt Bauman when he was still a professor in Poland, and originally intended for publication in 1968, it was suppressed by the Polish government in the wave of repression following the protests in March of that year. For decades, it was thought to be lost. Astonishingly, it survived in the form of an uncorrected set of proofs which was recently discovered, and is the basis of this edition. Now published in English for the first time, this book sheds new light on Bauman's work prior to his emigration and illuminates the intellectual climate of Poland in the late 1960s. Bauman's pursuit of a semiotic theory of culture includes a discussion of processes of individualization and the intensification of global ties, anticipating themes that became central to his later work. Though this book stands as a testament to a historical moment, it also transcends it. '[W]e live in an age that seems, for the first time in human history, to acknowledge cultural multiplicity as an innate and fixed feature of the world, one which gives rise to new forms of identity that are at ease with plurality, like a fish in water', writes Bauman - a statement that is as true today as it was when he penned it in the 1960s. Sketches in the Theory of Culture is a strikingly prescient reflection on culture and society by one of the most influential social thinkers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities and to the many readers of Bauman's work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF file page (EBSCO, viewed December 21, 2018)
Subject Culture.
Semiotics.
Social structure.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1509528334 (electronic bk.)
9781509528332 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Szkice z teorii kultury. English