Interregnum: Beyond Liquid Modernity (Culture & Theory)
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.