Dust jacket, black hard cover with gilt lettering on spine and contents in good condition. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This book examines the role of intellectuals in modern and post-modern contexts. It argues that as the concept of verity has become increasingly contingent, the role of the intellectual has become interpretive rather than legislative. Bauman assesses the implications of this change for today's culture.
From the Back Cover: What is the role of intellectuals in the modern world? How does intellectual work connect to modern cultural development as a whole? Bauman answers these questions through a discussion of the nature of modernism and post-modernism in the analysis of culture.
During the period at which it was assumed that there were ready ways of assessing the truth of beliefs, intellectuals used to 'legislate' about opinions for the rest of the community. But today, in the period of post-modernism, there are many competing value-systems and beliefs. Intellectuals today become 'interpreters', representing different standpoints in relation to one another. In brilliant and telling fashion, Bauman draws out the implications of this change for contemporary cultural analysis.
This book will be of basic interest to students and professionals in cultural studies, sociology, politics and the history of ideas.
Titel: Legislators and Interpreters : On Modernity,...
Verlag: Polity Press
Zustand: Very Good
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Polity Press, Cambridge, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Paperback. A few minor scores on covers. Spine is slightly cocked. One or two bumps on spine. Head of page block is foxed, affecting upper edges of pages. Small ink mark on foot of page block. Minor foxing on upper edges of inside covers. Binding is sound. Text is clear. AF. Used. Artikel-Nr. 461009