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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.
- Full interview here: https
For Zygmunt Bauman the world is marked by a division between power and politics. While politics is defined by nations, power no longer recognises national boundaries
Zygmunt Bauman, Sociologist
Thursday,April 9, 2015, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna - as part of the lecture series "The Crisis of Enlightenment" at the Bruno Kreisky Forum, curated by Philipp Blom
See playlist for all lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmH_GBI1kXX5saWhdQmg-v8tOL-6ILDgK
A cooperation of Bruno Kreisky Forum and Institute for Human Sciences
Find out more at: http://re-publica.de/session/privacy-publicity-changing-mode-being-world
I will concentrate on time/space collapse, community and network, expansion of neighbourhood, and cocoon-effect of online experience.
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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
Interview with one of the most relevant sociologist alive on how to cope with the idea of mortality and what to learn from it