Zygmunt Bauman is a Polish sociologist and philosopher. A professor at Warsaw University until he was expelled from the university during the antisemitic purge of 1968, he emigrated to Israel and taught at universities in Tel Aviv and Haifa. In 1971 he was invited to chair the Social Sciences Department at Leeds University in the UK. He took up the offer and is now based in England, at the University of Leeds, where, since 1990 he has been an emeritus professor. Zygmunt Bauman is best known for his analyses of postmodern consumerism and the links between modernity and the Holocaust. He has published over 50 books including Modernity and the Holocaust; Globalisation: Postmodernity and its Discontents; The Human Consequences; Liquid Modernity; Liquid Times; The Individualised Society; Europe: an Unfinished Adventure; Morality in an Unstable World; and Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?.
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