The uncanny frailty of human bonds, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, are the principal themes of this important new book by Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. It will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology and in the social sciences and humanities generally, and it will appeal to anyone interested in the changing nature of human relationships.
Chapter 1 Falling In and Out of Love.
Chapter 2 In and Out of the Toolbox of Sociality.
Chapter 3 On the Difficulty of Loving Thy Neighbour.
Chapter 4 Togetherness Dismantled.