Friday, Jun 8, 2007, 7 PM

Zygmunt Bauman

Choosing is not a Matter of Choice

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Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Leeds and Warsaw. He has served as Professor of Sociology and head of department at Leeds University from 1972 until his retirement in 1990. He has held numerous visiting professorships, in Australia and elsewhere and was awarded the Amalfi European Prize in 1990 and the Adorno Prize in 1998. Widely regarded as one of the most profound and original voices in contemporary social thought, his published works include Legislators and Interpreters (1987), Modernity and the Holocaust (1989), Modernity and Ambivalence (1991) Work, Consumerism and the New Poor (1998), Globalisation, The Human Consequences (1998), In Search of Politics (1999), Liquid Modernity (2000), Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World (2000), Society Under Siege (2002), Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts (2003), Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds (2003), Liquid Life (2005) and, most recently, Liquid Fear (2006).

The event will be held in English