Preview for a documentary (currently in the making) on the subject of death and the ideas of Zygmunt Bauman.
Excerpt from the film by Erik Gandini 2015.
Zygmunt Bauman, one of the greatest sociologists of our time, a harsh critic of modernity, talks about "The Global Factory of Wasted Humans" in a filmed conference published on the French video portal "Audiovisual Research Archive" (part 1).
part 2: http://youtu.be/8FERsOMlpUE
part 3: http://youtu.be/m_m8LTJqO8M
"The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous
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.
- Full interview here: https
on the pope, Facebook, and about talking to people that not share your opinions
interviewer bjorn wiman
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
This video is part of a free online course called Developing the Sociological Imagination offered by the University of Western Australia.
The course will be available until June, 2013 and for more information or to register visit www.class2go.uwa.edu.au
On October 18th 2012 we were joined by Shaun Best from the University of Manchester.
Shaun is a Lecturer in Sociology in the Faculty of Education, University of Manchester.
His most recent books are Understanding and Doing Successful Research (2012), Understanding Social Divisions (2005) and the forthcoming Zygmunt Bauman. Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge (Ashgate 2013).