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By Zygmunt Bauman

'Liquid existence' is the type of existence as a rule lived in our modern, liquid-modern society. Liquid lifestyles can't remain heading in the right direction, as liquid-modern society can't hold its form for lengthy. Liquid existence is a precarious lifestyles, lived below stipulations of continuous uncertainty.

the main acute and obdurate concerns that hang-out this liquid existence are the fears of being stuck drowsing, of failing to meet up with fast-paced occasions, of overlooking the 'use through' dates and being saddled with valueless possessions, of lacking the instant calling for a transformation of tack and being left in the back of. Liquid existence is additionally shot via by means of a contradiction: it needs to be a (possibly never-ending) sequence of recent beginnings, but accurately hence it's choked with concerns approximately rapid and painless endings, with no which new beginnings will be unthinkable. one of the arts of liquid-modern residing and the talents had to perform them, eliminating issues takes priority over their acquisition.

This and different demanding situations of existence in a liquid-modern society are traced and unravelled within the successive chapters of this new publication by means of probably the most terrific and unique social thinkers of our time.

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