The subject of this text is the problem of social and cultural time as a lasting motif in the work of Zygmunt Bauman, one which returns time and time again. His reflections on time and the processes of detemporalization, on the subject of continuity and change, and permanence and episodicity have to a greater or lesser extent always been part of his analyses of modernity, postmodernity, globalization, consumer society, the modern polarization of society and exclusion. The presence of the temporal dimension in Bauman's texts means that his work as a whole can be seen as an original, multifaceted, coherent, determined and very interesting statement about time and its transformations in the modern world. Bauman's contribution to temporal analyses of modernity is shown in the broad context of contemporary reflections about time.
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