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Death and Society - a methodological critique of Zygmunt Bauman's "psychoanalytic" approach to sociology

Pyk Angere, Saga LU (2011) SOCK01 20112
Sociology
Abstract
This essay examines Zygmunt Bauman’s Mortality, Immortality, and Other Life Strategies from a methodological perspective. Bauman’s method is influenced by phenomenology and psychoanalysis, and has many followers in different fields. I provide a critique of this method, and show it to be inadequate for explaining or drawing conclusions about the world. Instead, I propose a return to classical sociological method as based on observation, conceptualisation, and logical deduction.
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author
Pyk Angere, Saga LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOCK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Zygmunt Bauman, denial of death, culture, sociological method, psychoanalysis
language
English
id
2172435
date added to LUP
2011-10-10 08:14:25
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2012-02-17 13:53:43
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  abstract     = {This essay examines Zygmunt Bauman’s Mortality, Immortality, and Other Life Strategies from a methodological perspective. Bauman’s method is influenced by phenomenology and psychoanalysis, and has many followers in different fields. I provide a critique of this method, and show it to be inadequate for explaining or drawing conclusions about the world. Instead, I propose a return to classical sociological method as based on observation, conceptualisation, and logical deduction.},
  author       = {Pyk Angere, Saga},
  keyword      = {Zygmunt Bauman,denial of death,culture,sociological method,psychoanalysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Death and Society - a methodological critique of Zygmunt Bauman's "psychoanalytic" approach to sociology},
  year         = {2011},
}