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New post on Res Publica blog on how the budget reflects the last gasps of economics as politics in disguise and the need for new sources of knowledge and understanding about the meaning of money… step forward the sociology and anthropology!  http://respublica.org.uk/item/We-get-the-budgets-we-deserve
Having been the inspiration for www.zopa.com, Liquid Modernity can now claim a new offspring –  www.abundancegeneration.com Abundance hopes to disrupt the conventions of money and financial services which deliberately alienate and disorientate the individual by allowing ordinary people to earn cash by investing directly in renewable energy production.  The minimum investment is £5 which makes…
As a part of the Histories of Violence project, directed by Dr Brad Evans (POLIS, University of Leeds), The Guardian newspaper has launched its 10 Years of Terror series: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/series/10-years-of-terror Today, a specially commissioned video lecture by Zygmunt Bauman was launched on the Comment is Free website and can be accessed here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2011/sep/01/zygmunt-bauman-terrorism-video For more…
For a recent interview with Zygmunt Bauman, visit: http://www.citsee.eu/interview/past-central-europe-future-europe-interview-zygmunt-bauman www.citsee.eu is a website of the CITSEE project (The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia) and is focused on the over-arching theme of “Citizenship in Southeast Europe”. For more on the CITSEE project, see: www.citsee.eu
The School of Sociology and Social Policy is delighted to announce two new scholarships at the Bauman Institute for 2011 to 2012 and invites applications from UK students that want to begin their studies in September 2011. The two awards cover the full cost of fees and are available to students for either of the…
Zygmunt Bauman is now contributing frequently to Social Europe Journal (SEJ). Social Europe Journal (SEJ) is the first journal, delivered mainly electronically, addressing issues of critical interest to progressives across Europe and beyond. It was founded in late 2004 and has been continuously published since spring 2005. SEJ is above all a forum for debate…
Videos from “Re-thinking Global Society” – the Bauman Institute launch conference are now available on this website. They include the welcome address, all plenary sessions, the special session and closing address given by Zygmunt Bauman.
I was delighted recently to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). For further information on the RSA, click here. In particular, see the wonderful RSA Animates series that includes short animated lectures by Matthew Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Slavoj Zizek, David Harvey, and Philip Zimbardo.
To coincide with Zygmunt Bauman’s 85th birthday in November 2010, Theory Culture and Society have commissioned for the journal a special section of articles on his work (see forthcoming, TCS 27.6), and for the journal’s associated blog they asked Mark Davis, Director of the Bauman Institute, to provide his own reflections on Bauman. Click here for Mark’s sociological,…
Two Interviews with Zygmunt Bauman published in Eurozene in 2004 and 2007, The unwinnable war and A postmodern grid of the worldmap? Eurozene is a partner in the European Forum International Conference, Holding on to Freedom, in Bratislava on 5 and 6 November 2010 where Zygmunt is speaking.