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[Xmca-l] Re: Liquid Modernity



Mike

       Anything by Bauman is well worth the read.

Ed

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> On Jul 30, 2016, at 6:30 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
> Larry-
> 
> ​Your invocation of *Liquid Modernity* enticed me into reaching for a copy
> of the book which I have long meant to read​. Its a very sobering
> experience, even after only a couple of hours of reading. I assume it is
> the Forward,  not the first chapter you are recommending to the group (hard
> to believe we could collectively read and discuss the whole book).
> 
> The Forward is begun by a question from Paul Valery--
> 
> "So the whole question come down to this: can the human mind master what
> the human mind has made."
> 
> The answer appears to be, except in transient and microscopic ways, NO.
> 
> I skipped to the last chapter on Community. Like the Forward, and I assume
> all of the book, very disquieting. Its almost as if in 1999, when cell
> phones were not-yet-smart cellular phones, Bauman saw ISIS and Trump
> coming.
> 
> Thanks for getting me to reach for the book. Now what?
> 
> mike
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch