Interregnum

Beyond Liquid Modernity

Challenging the thought of Zygmunt Bauman on the subject of liquid modernity, where everything has become unstable, precarious and uncertain, Carlo Bordoni (author with Bauman of »State of Crisis«) proposes to look at contemporary society as an »interregnum«, a temporary break with the past. In a condition characterised by anomie, the questioning of democratic achievements and the primacy of an unbridled economy, he offers a new perspective on our social condition. Understanding the interregnum and being aware of its instability and the social degradation that it entails can help us to make the right choices.

"This brilliant essay offers a lucid and surprising answer to a long forgotten or – in its broad scope – even suppressed question: Where do we stand today, how can the situation of our western societies be analyzed if we don't want to stick to the old debates on modernism, postmodernism, and second or liquid modernities? For Bordoni our western societies are characterized by an end of mass- and class-structures, a return of the individual, new forms of precarization and commodification, but also by the emergence of communities beyond territory, multilocalisms and a cosmopolitism of migration. If we no longer take the uncertainties of this global situation as a danger but as a political chance and task, we can portray our epoch as an interregnum. Modernity, the old sovereign, resigned and something totally unexpected is on its way. The possible shape of the new sovereign can only be deciphered from the traits of the old sovereign's disappearance." (Andreas Hetzel)

€19.99 *

2016-03-09, 136 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3515-7

Ready to ship today
Delivery time 3-5 workdays within Germany

Prices incl. VAT. Free delivery within Germany, for other destinations see details.

Bulk discount

Recommend it

Carlo Bordoni

Carlo Bordoni, »Il Corriere della Sera«, Italien

Author(s)
Carlo Bordoni
Book title
Interregnum Beyond Liquid Modernity
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
136
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3515-7
DOI
Commodity Group
1722
BIC-Code
JHBA JFFM
BISAC-Code
SOC026000 SOC050000 SOC041000
THEMA-Code
JHBA JBFQ
Release date
2016-03-09
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Soziale Ungleichheit, Zeitdiagnose
Readership
Sociology, Political Science, and also a General Public
Keywords/Tags
Sociology, Mass Society, Liquid Modernity, Class, Zygmunt Bauman, Society, Social Inequality, Diagnosis of Our Time, Sociological Theory

We use cookies to enable the use of certain functions on this website.

Privacy statement