Zygmunt Bauman


Zygmunt Bauman, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Leeds, was the author of some fifty-seven books, including Globalization: The Human Consequences (1998), Liquid Modernity (2000), and Europe: An Unfinished Adventure (2004).

Privacy, Secrecy, Intimacy, Human Bonds—

from The Shifting Experience of Self, Volume 13, Number 1

The realms of the “private” and the “public” tend to be on a war footing, and so do the laws and norms of decency that are binding inside those realms.

The Self in Consumer Society

from Identity, Volume 1, Number 1

Our postmodern society is a consumer society.