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Zygmunt Bauman (1925 - 2017) was one of the greatest social theorists and public intellectuals of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. In his writings mobility figures as an ambivalent practice and a defining aspect of major institutional transformations sweeping through contemporary societies.
Born in 1938, Michel Bassand is a Swiss sociologist. He was successively a professor at the Université de Genève and at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). A specialist in urban issues, he was responsible for a highly-original theory of mobility as a completely social phenomenon, whose different expressions form a complete system.