In this new book Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo examine the contentious issue of the relation between literature (and the arts in general) and sociology (or, more generally, a branch of the humanities claiming scientific status). While many commentators see literature and sociology as radically different vocations, Bauman and Mazzeo argue that they are bound together by a common purpose and a shared subject matter. Despite the many differences in terms of their methods and their ways of presenting their findings, novels ...

In Praise of Literature 2016, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781509502684

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In Praise of Literature 2016, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781509502691

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