Book Review: Two For the Road

Bauman and Rosa were among the most important actors for me when I was writing about the commodification of time.. Thank you for your book review. (I also learned many things from Barbara Adam and Robert Hassan 🙂

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Zygmunt Bauman, Making the Familiar Unfamiliar A Conversation with PeterHaffner (Polity, 2020)

Hartmut Rosa, The Uncontrollability of theWorld (Polity, 2020)

Reviewed by Peter Beilharz, Sichuan University

(This is a prepublication version of this review. The published version will appear in Thesis Eleven Journal, available soon on the T11 Sage website)

Polity Press has the social theory market in the West covered. They have a line of very big books, one of medium sized texts, and one of little books, for bus or train. These two most recent are valuable additions to pocket or backpack, or to read and pass on to a student or friend.

Zygmunt Bauman gained a reputation for writing little books, making them a focal point of…

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