“One of the world’s most eminent sociologists has included large amounts of self-plagiarised material in a dozen of his most recent books, an academic paper claims.
Last year, Times Higher Education reported allegations that Zygmunt Bauman, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Leeds and often hailed as the world’s greatest living sociologist, had included several unacknowledged passages in his 2013 book Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All? that were near-exact quotations from Wikipedia and other web resources. The book also allegedly included numerous passages from previous works written by Professor Bauman “without appropriate attribution”.”
Times Higher Education. (2015). Zygmunt Bauman accused of serial ‘self-plagiarism’. Retrieved 21 August 2015, from www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/zygmunt-bauman-accused-of-serial-self-plagiarism