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Living in a Liquid Modernity
(Modernitate lichidă, viaţă lichidă)
Vol LXII • No. 3/2010 (Special Issue)
Catrinela Andreea Lazăr
"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University
E-mail: engfraro@yahoo.com

 Keywords   liquid (post)modernity, flexibility, patterns of behaviour/ actions.

 Abstract
In this paper, I direct my attention to understanding individuals producing actions, the patterns of which constitute social structure. A new range of fears seems to reign in our society. Modernity has become liquid and uncertainty our daily fear: looking for certain meanings or stable benchmarks, we have found ourselves obsessed with change and flexibility. The cult for ephemera and short term projects encourage competitiveness against solidarity and turn people into hunters, or worse, into hunted beings. Thus, the liquid present is one of frightened individuals often haunted by deep feelings of insecurity.

 Rezumat
În acest articol mi-am propus să analizez consecinţele modernităţii lichide asupra tiparelor comportamentale umane. Se vorbeşte din ce în ce mai des despre temerile şi nesiguranţa vieţii în societatea lichidă, aşa cum apare descrisă în opera sociologului polonez, Zygmunt Bauman: cultul pentru efemeritate şi flexibilitate, caracteristic postmodernităţii transformă oamenii în "vânători" sau "hăituiţi". Prezentul lichid aduce în prim plan oameni pradă incertitudinii şi nesiguranţei.

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