Zygmunt Bauman was a Polish native, and was driven out of his country in the early 1970s by the Communist regime. Zygmunt Bauman has lived in England ever since. Zygmunt Bauman was a Jew who lived through both World War II and then through communist invasion. Zygmunt Bauman's career has been dedicated to writing social theory on the holocaust, but also modernity, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity, particularly in relation to rationality and changing social values of the 1980s. Zygmunt Bauman figures among eminent sociologists of the world. Zygmunt Bauman was a social theorist, writing on issues as diverse as modernity and the Holocaust, postmodern consumerism, and also liquid modernity.