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Zygmunt Bauman (/ˈbmən/; 19 November 1925 – 9 January 2017) was a Polish sociologist and philosopher. He was driven out of the Polish People's Republic during the 1968 Polish political crisis and forced to give up his Polish citizenship. He emigrated to Israel; three years later he moved to the United Kingdom. He resided in England from 1971, where he studied at the London School of Economics and became Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds, later Emeritus. Bauman was a social theorist, writing on issues as diverse as modernity and the Holocaust, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity.[1]

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Zygmunt Bauman
Bauman in 2013
Born(1925-11-19)19 November 1925
Poznań, Poland
Died9 January 2017(2017-01-09) (aged 91)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
London School of Economics
SchoolContinental philosophy · Western Marxism
Main interests
Ethics · Political philosophy · Sociology · Postmodernity · Postmodern art
Notable ideas
Modernity's struggle with ambiguity, resulting in the Holocaust · postmodern ethics · critique of "liquid" modernity · liquid fear
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