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Bauman, Education as a Process in the Liquid Modernity

  • Haydee Alejandra Aguilar UrbinaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_134-1


Zygmunt Bauman, philosopher and sociologist, was born November 19, 1925 at Poznan, Poland. He has been considered by many to be one of the most critical social thinkers of our time. This is because his contributions to the field of social sciences have been a vital piece for understanding our present-day society. His most emblematic contribution has been the concept of “liquid modernity,” a theoretical metaphor that has allowed a deeper understanding of the postmodern man in an ever-changing society with shifting moral values. His theoretical interests show case, among others, social stratification, the Holocaust, hermeneutics, modernity, postmodernity, consumerism, globalization, the stranger and the estranged, globalization, poverty, and education.

It is important to learn who Bauman is because his theoretical thought and interests are without a doubt somewhat influenced by his life experiences. Bauman was born into a poor Jewish family; they were forced to flee to the...

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  1. 1.National Autonomous University of MexicoMexicoMexico

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  1. 1.National Autonomous University of MexicoMexicoMexico