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    Conversations with Zygmunt Bauman.Zygmunt Bauman & Keith Tester - 2013 - Wiley.
    Zygmunt Bauman is one of the leading figures in contemporary social thought. His work ranges across issues of ethics, culture and politics. It never forgets that social thought ought to help men and women make sense of their lives and aspire towards something different. His books and essays always focus on the here and now: violence and moral indifference, globalization, consumerism, politics and individualization. They cast a sharp eye on the panaceas of ‘there is no alternative'; the embrace of community (...)
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    Moral culture.Keith Tester - 1997 - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
    If sociology is about society must it not also be about morality? In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the identification between sociology and morality was clear cut; Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Spencer, and Veblen all dealt with moral issues and one might argue that they saw themselves as engaged in a moral vocation. Now, one might argue that the connections between sociology and moral currents have become more tenuous. Moral Culture examines what it means to be moral in contemporary social (...)
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    Introduction.Brad Evans & Keith Tester - 2015 - Thesis Eleven 129 (1):3-6.
    This special issue of Thesis Eleven has been published to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The concern is to think about what the bombings mean today and how their challenge can be confronted across social and cultural thought and action. The question running through this special issue is: What do the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki mean for us today?
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    On repetition in the work of Zygmunt Bauman.Keith Tester - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 149 (1):104-118.
    Some texts appear more than once across the corpus of Zygmunt Bauman’s work. This has led to accusations of self-plagiarism and a lack of scholarly rigour. This paper is an explanation of why texts reappear. It pays attention to a number of frequently overlooked texts from the 1970s which are of fundamental importance for any understanding of Bauman’s work. It is contended that if: (a) there is an understanding of the stakes and purpose of sociology as it is framed in (...)
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    August in England.Keith Tester - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 109 (1):4-10.
    In early August 2011, disturbances broke out in a number of English cities. What happened was broadcast globally, and all of a sudden it seemed as if all of the country was about to burst into flames. This short paper is offered by way of a ‘letter’ from England. It was written in late August 2011 and is an initial attempt to develop an understanding of why the disturbances broke out, what motivated the people who were involved and, indeed, why (...)
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    Talking sociology: An interview with Zygmunt Bauman on sociology, celebrity and critique.Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Keith Tester - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 114 (1):103-113.
    Zygmunt Bauman has always approached sociology as an imagination, as an ongoing conversation with experience rather than a discipline within tight boundaries. This has enabled his work to move outside of the academy, and over the past decade or so he has become a leading public sociologist. But what does this status mean for the practice and possibilities of sociology? In this conversation Bauman reflects on the role, status and opportunities of sociology, who it is for, and what this means (...)
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    Talking sociology: An interview with Zygmunt Bauman on sociology, celebrity and critique.Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Keith Tester - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 114 (1):103-113.
    Zygmunt Bauman has always approached sociology as an imagination, as an ongoing conversation with experience rather than a discipline within tight boundaries. This has enabled his work to move outside of the academy, and over the past decade or so he has become a leading public sociologist. But what does this status mean for the practice and possibilities of sociology? In this conversation Bauman reflects on the role, status and opportunities of sociology, who it is for, and what this means (...)
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    Sociology, Nostalgia, Utopia and Mortality: A Conversation with Zygmunt Bauman.Keith Tester & Michael Hviid Jacobsen - 2007 - European Journal of Social Theory 10 (2):305-325.
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    Paths in Zygmunt Bauman's Social Thought.Keith Tester - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 70 (1):55-71.
    This article seeks to explore some of the origins of Zygmunt Bauman's social thought. Using the metaphor of paths from a story by Borges, the article argues that Bauman's work follows paths which were opened up to him by Gramsci, Camus and Levinas. Bauman has acknowledged the importance of Gramsci and Levinas in his intellectual development and, therefore, the identification of a path leading from Camus is offered by way of circumstantial rather than direct evidence. The article discusses each of (...)
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    The Moral Consequentiality of Television.Keith Tester - 1999 - European Journal of Social Theory 2 (4):469-483.
    A relatively under-analysed theme in the sociology of the media is the moral consequentiality for television viewers of representations and reports of the suffering of others. The theme has been broached by Michael Ignatieff, and this article uses an essay by him as an opportunity to develop the thesis that any consideration of the relationship between television and morality must centrally concern itself with the complex exchanges between television and its viewers. The article seeks to offer some initial themes and (...)
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    Sociology: The Active Catastrophe.Keith Tester - 2016 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 277 (3):399-412.
    Bauman’s writing adopts different modes of address – it moves from the conventionally academic, through the essayistic, the diaristic and, most obviously, the conversational. This movement reflects the emergence of a late style in Bauman’s work. This late style is understood through Adorno. It highlights the bankruptcy and thoughtlessness of the hegemonic – world doubling – forms of sociology. Bauman’s late style is thinking with and for otherness. As such, the late style works are an active catastrophe. They refute the (...)
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    Hiroshima: Remembering and forgetting, everything and nothing.Keith Tester - 2015 - Thesis Eleven 129 (1):27-39.
    Is it possible to remember Hiroshima and, if it is, what exactly is being remembered? This paper uses Resnais’s film Hiroshima Mon Amour as a way of asking this question. The problem of remembering is identified as being due to how nuclear explosions are beyond the human capacity to understand. The paper draws on the work of Günther Anders to explore the implications of Hiroshima for the human understanding of human possibilities.
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    The inhuman condition.Keith Tester - 1995 - New York: Routledge.
    In The Inhuman Condition Keith Tester explores whether we are capable of coming to terms with the world we have made, then argues that we are not. We are so confused by the wonders and the sights and sounds around us that we all try to build safe little homes in which we can, for a while, be consoled by love which is doomed to fail as soon as it is thought about, and by commodities which leave us unsatisfied. This (...)
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  14. Introduction to a Special Section: Remembering Janina Bauman.Keith Tester - 2011 - Thesis Eleven 107 (1):66-69.
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    Aura, Armour and the Body.Keith Tester - 1998 - Body and Society 4 (1):17-34.
    This article identifies the emergence of the problematic of the body as a consequence of the forces of technology and bureaucracy which have run through the 20th century. It explores the hypothesis that the problem of the body has emerged out of the wreckage of the aura of the individual. It is proposed that aura was destroyed in the First World War, but it is also shown that for Benjamin anticipations of the destruction can be found in the technologies of (...)
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    The british experience of the militant opposition to the agricultural use of animals.Keith Tester - 1989 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 2 (3):241-251.
    This article discusses the militant political opposition to the agricultural use of animals. It relates specifically to developments in the United Kingdom. It surveys two of the main ideas that advocate a transformation of the treatment of animals and shows how they have (without their authors' intention) led to acts like arson, burglary, and the destruction of property. The analysis uses some evidence from literature produced by the militant groups that has never before been presented to an academic audience.
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    The british experience of the militant opposition to the agricultural use of animals.Keith Tester - 1989 - Journal of Agricultural Ethics 2 (3):241-251.
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  18. The eclipse of metaphysics.Keith Tester - 2018 - In Sara James (ed.), Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll. New York: Routledge.
     
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    Book review: Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 116 (1):105-106.
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  20. Book Review: The Modern Self in the Labyrinth: Politics and the Entrapment Imagination. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 81 (1):115-119.
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    Book review: Strike and destroy: When counter-insurgency (COIN) doctrine met hellraiser’s brigade or, the fate of Corporal Morlock. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 119 (1):91-92.
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    A cultural study of Mary and the annunciation: From Luke to the enlightenment by Gary Waller, Pickering & chatto, London, 2015, pp. XI + 219, £60.00, hbk. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2016 - New Blackfriars 97 (1072):740-742.
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    Book review: Prometheanism: Technology, Digital Culture and Human Obsolescence. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 148 (1):103-105.
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    Book review: Strike and destroy: When counter-insurgency doctrine met hellraiser’s brigade or, the fate of Corporal MorlockMestrovicStjepan, Strike and destroy: When counter-insurgency doctrine met hellraiser’s brigade or, the fate of Corporal Morlock. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 119 (1):91-92.
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    Book review: Visibility in Social Theory and Social ResearchBrighentiAndrea Mubi, Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research. [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 116 (1):105-106.
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    Review: Karen Welberry and Tanya Dalziell (eds), Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009). [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2011 - Thesis Eleven 104 (1):131-133.
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    Review: Lorraine Mortimer, Terror and Joy: The Films of Dusan Makavejev (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009). [REVIEW]Keith Tester - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 102 (1):112-114.
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