Prominent European Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman dies aged 91

Considered one of the most prominent and prolific European sociologists of recent decades, Zygmunt Bauman has died at the age of 91.

For more than 60 years, and particularly since 1990, when he retired from his position as professor of sociology at the University of Leeds, Professor Bauman produced a steady stream of books examining the state of the world today and engaging deeply in debates around, for example, the refugee crisis and the impact of social media.

He will be remembered as a strong moral voice for the poor and dispossessed in a world upended by globalization.

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