Zygmunt Bauman was a towering intellectual who saw and analysed – right up to his death in early 2017 – the great socio-political changes, often convulsive, in modern western society long before his peers. Here we highlight his prescient insights into what he dubbed ‘liquid modernity’ with 24 chapters on topics ranging from online loneliness via precarity/poverty/inequality to migration, fear of the ‘Other’ and the decline of the nation state. Chronicle of Crisis, 2011-16, written by one of the great chroniclers of our times, will be read and re-read for decades and more to come.
- On The Outcast Generation
- On Sustainability: This Time Of Social Democracy
- On Building Fortresses Under Siege
- On Justice, And How To Know It Is There
- On Internet, Slander, And Irresponsibility
- On The Shaky Prospects Of Meritocracy
- On The New Looks Of Inequality
- On Dysfunctionality Of The Global Elites
- On The Unclass Of Precarians
- On The Future Of Migrants – And Of Europe
- On Never Being Alone Again
- On Consumerism Coming Home To Roost
- On The Nature Of Capitalism
FROM HARD FACTS TO DONALD TRUMP
- Soft Power And Hard Facts
- Do Facebook And Twitter Help Spread Democracy?
- The Precariat Is Welcoming Generation Y
- Europe Is Trapped Between Power And Politics
- Does The Richness Of The Few Benefit Us All?
- The Changing Nature Of Work And Agency
- The Charlie Hebdo Attack And What It Reveals
- Floating Insecurity Searching For An Anchor
- No More Walls In Europe: Tear Them Down!
- Trump: A Quick Fix For Existential Anxiety
- How Neoliberalism Prepared The Way For Trump