From the Swedish documentary The Swedish Theory of Love by Erik Gandini, where 90-year-old Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman explains individualism in our society.
Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most influential thinkers of our time, says many Europeans' fear of refugees boils down to the idea of the “precariat” - people whose lives are marked by precariousness, anxiety and fear.
As more EU countries raise walls and the backlash against foreigners grows, Al Jazeera spoke to the Polish sociologist about why people fear refugees.
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In Western Europe it has been a summer of great change and discontent.
The European Union is facing major upheaval as the United Kingdom gets ready to withdraw its membership and in the process possibly jeopardising the composition of the country itself.
In fact, under the surface, people across Europe seem to be on edge. As European nations deal with migration and various economic uncertaintie
Preview for a documentary (currently in the making) on the subject of death and the ideas of Zygmunt Bauman.
lecture starts at 3:20
on cosmopolitanism, liquid modernity, and the challenges of our time
15 maj 2016 på Berns i Stockholm. Arrangör: Föreningen för judisk kultur i Sverige.
Modernity has two powerful characteristics that constantly produce redundant people, who can't be accommodated—the people that don't fit. The first is the order-building characteristic: modernity is obsessively ordering a chaotic reality. Inevitably this produces conflicting loyalties, diasporas and migration, since there are redundant people, who don't fit the image of order prescribed by moder
Slavoj Žižek asks: are we really free to live our lives as we want?
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We might think so, but the philosopher argues that our apparent freedom is actually governed by a complex series of conditions.
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For Slavoj Žižek, a 'pathetic, old romantic', the highest form of freedom is in fact lov
Speech by Zygmunt Bauman during the panel discussion on "The World We Live In" at the 14th Forum 2000 Conference entitled "The World We Want to Live In".
The conference took place in Prague on October 10--12, 2010. Nearly 100 global leaders from business, politics, academia, religion and civil society participated in discussions and debates on key issues facing our civilization.