Author is the Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw.

Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty
ISBN: 0745639879

Five essays (book is 115 pages, including references) on the passage from ‘solid’ to ‘liquid’ modernity, and the impact on society.

Several intellectually provocative statements. Interesting perspectives and framing of issues.

P71/ 72. Cities have become places with more danger than safety (their original intent was to band together for safety). Cites observation that homes have become places to protect inhabitants rather than integration with rest of the community.

P92. Cities as dumping grounds for globally produced troubles, but can also be seen as laboratories to invent ways and means to live on an overcrowded planet.