Prince of Asturias Award

Zygmunt Bauman and Alan Touraine are awarded the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and humanities

“We are delighted to learn that His Royal Highness Prince of Asturias has decided to acknowledge Professor Zygmunt Bauman with this wonderful and prestigious Award. Professor Bauman has many admirers in the Spanish-speaking world and so I am sure that this news is greeted with great pleasure by us all.

By employing the metaphor of ‘liquidity’, Bauman’s sociology has managed to capture the fluid and constantly shifting character of our equally individualized and globalized lives. In a series of related books and articles, he has offered one of the most significant interpretations of human societies in the twenty-first century and is one of the most significant global social thinkers of our age.”

Mark Davis

The Prince of Asturias Awards is a series of annual prizes given in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation (Fundación Príncipe de Asturias) to individuals, entities and/or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs.

Read more about the award at the Prince of Asturias Foundation website.