By Zygmunt Bauman

ISBN-10: 0745650562

ISBN-13: 9780745650562

ISBN-10: 0745650570

ISBN-13: 9780745650579

This liquid glossy global of ours, like every beverages, can't stand nonetheless and hold its form for lengthy. every thing retains altering - the models we stick to, the occasions that intermittently trap our cognizance, the issues we dream of and issues we worry. And we, the population of this international in flux, suppose the necessity to comply with its pace via being ‘flexible' and always able to swap. we wish to comprehend what's going and what's more likely to occur, yet what we get is an avalanche of data that threatens to crush us.

How are we to sift the data that truly issues from the tons of dead and beside the point garbage? How are we to derive significant messages from mindless noise?
we are facing the daunting job of attempting to distinguish the real from the insubstantial, distil the issues that subject from fake alarms and flashes within the pan.

not anything escapes scrutiny so stubbornly because the usual issues of way of life, hiding within the gentle of misleading and deceptive familiarity. to show them into gadgets of consciousness and scrutiny, they need to first be torn out from that day-by-day regimen: the it sounds as if regularly occurring needs to be made unusual. this can be accurately what Zygmunt Bauman seeks to do in those forty four letters: each one tells a narrative drawn from traditional lives, yet tells it with a view to demonstrate an extraordinariness that we'd in a different way overlook.

Arresting, revealing, disconcerting, those snapshots of existence through the main superb analyst of our liquid sleek global will entice a large readership.

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