Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017)

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Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most influential thinkers of our time, says many Europeans' fear of refugees boils down to the idea of the "precariat" - people whose lives are marked by precariousness, anxiety and fear. As more EU countries raise walls and the backlash against foreigners grows, Al Jazeera spoke to the Polish sociologist about why people fear refugees.
In Western Europe it has been a summer of great change and discontent. The European Union is facing major upheaval as the United Kingdom gets ready to withdraw its membership and in the process possibly jeopardising the composition of the country itself. In fact, under the surface, people across Europe seem to be on edge.

For Zygmunt Bauman the world is marked by a division between power and politics. While politics is defined by nations, power no longer recognises national boundaries
One of the leading sociologists in the 20th & 21st centuries, and author of "Liquid Society" shares his views on today's society and its component elements. An exclusive interview recorded for an Italian Convention on the marginalized in our society today.

Zygmunt Bauman revisits Liquid Modernity. Aarhus Universitet, 2012

Disposable Life by Zygmunt Bauman. From Histories of Violence, 2014