31 Facts About Zygmunt Bauman


Zygmunt Bauman was a Polish sociologist and philosopher.


Zygmunt Bauman was driven out of the Polish People's Republic during the 1968 Polish political crisis and forced to give up his Polish citizenship.


Zygmunt Bauman emigrated to Israel; three years later he moved to the United Kingdom.


Zygmunt Bauman resided in England from 1971, where he studied at the London School of Economics and became Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds, later Emeritus.


Zygmunt Bauman was born to non-observant Polish Jewish family in Poznan, Second Polish Republic, in 1925.


Zygmunt Bauman took part in the Battle of Kolberg and the Battle of Berlin.


Zygmunt Bauman admitted that joining the military intelligence service at age 19 was a mistake although he had a "dull" desk job and did not remember informing on anyone.


Zygmunt Bauman went on to publish other books, including Socjologia na co dzien, which reached a large popular audience in Poland and later formed the foundation for the English-language text-book Thinking Sociologically.


Zygmunt Bauman, who had lost his chair at the University of Warsaw, was among them.


Zygmunt Bauman had to give up Polish citizenship to be allowed to leave the country.


Zygmunt Bauman compared the Israeli West Bank barrier to the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto, where thousands of Jews died in the Holocaust.


In 2013 Zygmunt Bauman made his first visit to Israel after he left it in 1970: he accepted an invitation offered by the Israeli Sociological Society to give a keynote lecture at the ISS Annual Meeting and conduct a seminar with Israeli PhD sociology students.


Zygmunt Bauman was a supporter of the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, an organisation which advocates for democratic reform in the United Nations, and the creation of a more accountable international political system.


Zygmunt Bauman's grandson Michael Sfard is a prominent civil rights activist and author in Israel.


Zygmunt Bauman's published work extends to 57 books and well over a hundred articles.


Zygmunt Bauman's earliest publication in English is a study of the British labour movement and its relationship to class and social stratification, originally published in Poland in 1960.


Zygmunt Bauman continued to publish on the subject of class and social conflict until the early 1980s.


Zygmunt Bauman, following Freud, came to view European modernity as a trade off: European society, he argued, had agreed to forego a level of freedom to receive the benefits of increased individual security.


Zygmunt Bauman argued that modernity, in what he later came to term its 'solid' form, involved removing unknowns and uncertainties.


Later in a number of books Zygmunt Bauman began to develop the position that such order-making never manages to achieve the desired results.


In Modernity and Ambivalence Zygmunt Bauman attempted to give an account of the different approaches modern society adopts toward the stranger.


Zygmunt Bauman argued that, on the one hand, in a consumer-oriented economy the strange and the unfamiliar is always enticing; in different styles of food, different fashions and in tourism it is possible to experience the allure of what is unfamiliar.


Zygmunt Bauman's most famous book, Modernity and the Holocaust, is an attempt to give a full account of the dangers of those kinds of fears.


Zygmunt Bauman posited that a shift had taken place in modern society in the latter half of the 20th century.


Zygmunt Bauman is credited with coining the term allosemitism to encompass both philo-Semitic and anti-Semitic attitudes towards Jews as the other.


Zygmunt Bauman reportedly predicted the negative political effect that social media have on voter's choice by denouncing them as 'trap' where people only "see reflections of their own face".


One of Zygmunt Bauman works focuses on the concept of art as influenced by the liquidity of appreciation.


Zygmunt Bauman concludes that the current reality is characterized by individuals who do not have time nor space to relate with the everlasting, with absolute and established values.


Zygmunt Bauman gives as examples artworks by Manolo Valdes, Jacques Villegle and Herman Braun-Vega.


Zygmunt Bauman was awarded in 2010, jointly with Alain Touraine, the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and the Humanities.


Zygmunt Bauman did use a paragraph from the article on the golden handshake, but this citation was properly attributed to Wikipedia.