Zygmunt Bauman

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Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds, is one of the most significant global social thinkers of our age. His work, spanning nearly five decades, steadfastly refuses to be constrained by arbitrary disciplinary boundaries within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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2012

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Zygmunt Bauman took us on a sweeping tour of the history of European Jews and their search for a place. He placed back the birth of Zionism in its context, at the peak of modern nation-state building zeal and imperialist expansion. He looked at past desperate Jewish efforts to assimilate and the negative responses they provoked.

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