Zygmunt Bauman (b. 1925) is a world famous Polish sociologist who, since 1971, has resided in England. Professor of sociology at the University of Leeds (and since 1990 emeritus professor), Bauman has become best known for his analyses of the links between modernity and the Holocaust, and of postmodern consumerism.
Bauman's published work extends to 57 books and well over a hundred articles. Most of these addresses a number of common themes, among which are globalization, modernity and postmodernity, consumerism, and morality.
Out of his vast oeuvre, one might single out: Legislators and interpreters - On Modernity, Post-Modernity, Intellectuals
(1987), Modernity and The Holocaust
(1989), Postmodern Ethics
(1993), Globalization: The Human Consequences
(1998), Liquid Modernity
(2000), Liquid Life
(2005), Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty
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