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Modernity and the Holocaust

by Zygmunt Bauman

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes,
  • Genocide -- Sociological aspects,
  • Genocide -- Psychological aspects,
  • Genocide -- Political aspects

  • Edition Notes

    StatementZygmunt Bauman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD804.3 .B377 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 224 p. ;
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2189009M
    ISBN 10080142397X
    LC Control Number89007274

    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.   Modernity and the Holocaust is a very fine book. Broad in scope and penetrating in analysis, it is disturbing as its subject matter demands, yet never fails to preserve the crucial element of reflective distance out of which new or more acute knowledge is able to emerge/5().

    Get this from a library! Modernity and the Holocaust. [Zygmunt Bauman] -- A new afterword to this edition, "The duty to remember, but What?," tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels. Bauman explores the silences found in. This final chapter discusses Bauman's challenge to the civilizational thesis set out particularly in Modernity and the Holocaust (), in which he argues that the Holocaust was made possible by the institutions of rationalized modernity. This will be referred to as the ‘modernity thesis’.

    Modernity and the Holocaust (). Chapter 1. Introduction: Sociology and the Holocaust. Two ways to belittle the significance of the holocaust for sociology. 1) Present the Holocaust as Jewish History - this makes the Hol. something 'unique' and sociologically uncharacteristic. Example: Continuation of anti-Semitism in Europe. Attempting to provide a sociological explanation of the Holocaust, the main theme of this work is the demonstration that the Holocaust has to be understood as deeply involved with the nature of modernity - neither a single event nor a simple outpouring of barbarism. The author discusses what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more.


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In other words, events akin to the Holocaust are capable of happening again and again in the modern world.

The book is thus frightening and sobering/5(29). Bauman's thesis is that the Holocaust is not an aberration, peculiar to a particular time and place, but a general symptom of modernity. In other words, events akin to the Holocaust are capable of happening again and again in the modern world.

The book is thus frightening and sobering/5(29). Among the conditions that made the mass extermination of the Holocaust possible, according to Bauman, the most decisive factor was modernity itself. Bauman's provocative interpretation counters the tendency to reduce the Holocaust to an episode in Jewish history, or to one that cannot be repeated in the West precisely because of the progressive triumph of modern civilization.5/5(1).

Simply one of Modernity and the Holocaust book best books I have ever read. Taking in an astonishing breadth of disciplines, from sociology to cinematic theory to historiography, Bauman rigorously illustrates the Holocaust as the ultimate example of modernity: a terrifying archetype of science, bureaucracy, industrial efficiency and rationality/5.

Modernity and the Holocaust. 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.

This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature, the author seeks to give a better understanding of this central doctrine of the Jewish religion.

Bauman's thesis is that the Holocaust is not an aberration, peculiar to a particular time and place, but a general symptom of modernity. In other words, events akin to the Holocaust are capable of happening again and again in the modern world.

The book is thus frightening and sobering/5(25). 'Modernity and the Holocaust is a very fine book. Broad in scope and penetrating in analysis, it is disturbing as its subject matter demands, yet never fails to preserve the crucial element of reflective distance out of which new or more acute knowledge is able to emerge.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'Such is /5(31).

In Modernity and the Holocaust, Zygmunt Bauman contends that the Holocaust should not simply be understood as an accident along the road toBauman argues that modernity provided the “necessary conditions” (Bauman, 13) for its undertaking.

As Bauman puts it, the Holocaust was “a legitimate resident in the house of modernity” (Bauman, 17). Buy Modernity and the Holocaust With a New Afterword by the Author by Bauman, Zygmunt (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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This book is the most up-to-date and wide-ranging assessment of the state of historical research on the Holocaust currently available, covering the 'Final Solution' as a European project, the decision-making process, perpetrator research, plunder and collaboration, regional studies, ghettos, camps, race science and antisemitic ideology, andrecent debates concerning modernity, organization theory, colonialism.

A new afterword to this edition, "The Duty to Remember—But What?" tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels. Zygmunt Bauman explores the silences found in debates about the Holocaust, and asks what the. Buy Modernity And The Holocaust by Bauman, Zygmunt (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(31). One way is to present the Holocaust as something which happened to the Jews, as an event in Jewish history. A second way is to regard the Holocaust as representing loathsome aspects of social life which the progress of modernity will increasingly overcome.

Neither of these views stand up to scrutiny, according to the author/10(27). 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. Bauman's most famous book, Modernity and the Holocaust, is an attempt to give a full account of the dangers of those kinds of fears.

Drawing upon Hannah Arendt and Theodor Adorno 's books on totalitarianism and the Enlightenment, Bauman developed the argument that the Holocaust should not simply be considered to be an event in Jewish history Alma mater: University of Warsaw, London School of. Modernity and Morality.

Bauman’s personal experience with anti-Semitism and his later research on the Holocaust led him to question whether modern forms of social organization and rationality, often championed as signs of human progress, actually undercut moral obligation and responsibility.

the Holocaust for sociology as the theory of civilization, of modernity, of modern civilization. One way is to present the Holocaust as something that happened to the Jews; as an event in Jewish history. This makes the Holocaust unique, comfortably uncharacteristic and sociologically inconsequential.

'Modernity and the Holocaust is a very fine book. Broad in scope and penetrating in analysis, it is disturbing as its subject matter demands, yet never fails to preserve the crucial element of reflective distance out of which new or more acute knowledge is 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 .Bauman's thesis is that the Holocaust is not an aberration, peculiar to a particular time and place, but a general symptom of modernity.

In other words, events akin to the Holocaust are capable of happening again and again in the modern world. The book is thus frightening and sobering.5/5(5).