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Interregnum: Beyond Liquid Modernity (Culture & Theory)

Interregnum: Beyond Liquid Modernity (Culture & Theory)

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Publication Date: August 16th, 2016
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Challenging Zygmunt Bauman's characterization of "liquid modernity," where everything has become unstable, precarious, and uncertain, Carlo Bordoni causes us to reconsider our present condition. Bordoni, Bauman's co-author on State of Crisis, proposes to look at contemporary society as an "interregnum," a temporary break with the past. In an era characterized by anomie, the questioning of democratic achievements, and the primacy of an unbridled economy, he offers a new perspective on our social condition. Understanding the interregnum, being aware of its instability and the social degradation that it entails, can help us to make the right choices.

About the Author

Carlo Bordoni is a sociologist and journalist who has taught at the Universities of Florence, Pisa, and Naples. He writes for Il Corriere della Sera and is the author of State of Crisis, with Zygmunt Bauman.