Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman is a world-renowned Polish sociologist and philosopher, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds. He was one of the creators of the concept of “postmodernism”. He is the author of Globalization: The Human Consequences, In Search of Politics, and Liquid Modernity.

Zygmunt Bauman is featured on the bonus track for Volume 48, where he talks about the effect of "Liquid Modernity" on business, politics, and personal life. 


Volume 48

Guests on Volume 48: Jon Butler, on the United States as a modern society—in 1776; Gary Cross, on An All-Consuming Century: Why Commercialism Won in Modern America; Zygmunt Bauman, on the loss of permanence and solidity; Pico Iyer, on The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home; Richard Stivers, on sex and violence in media and the rule of technology; Larry Woiwode, on stories and giving form to experience; Alan Jacobs, on Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy; and James Trott, on poetry and piety.