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Zygmunt Bauman

On the Vocation of Sociology in Liquid Modernity

by Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman has become the iconic sociologist of modernity. Born in Poznań, Poland, in 1925 he was for many years a committed communist. A prominent sociologist at the University of Warsaw, he was forced to leave Poland in 1968 as a result of anti-Semitic purges. He took up a permanent position in the sociology department at Leeds University in 1971 where he has been ever since. The books that brought him fame in the 1980s...

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