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“World Social Science Report 2010” – produced by ISSC & UNESCO with contributions from SSRC staff – available at the following link: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/resources/reports/world-social-science-report/
Hello Everybody! I am happy to be part of this Web Site. Actually, I hope to be in time to be part of the next September Conference. Today I’ve started with a promise: I will share some of my own reflections on Bauman’s Sociology like his approach about the existential condition of the strangers today.
Professor Zygmunt Bauman was today acknowledged with the prestigious 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. For more information, see: http://www.fpa.es/en/
A core priority of the Bauman Institute is to translate our research into our teaching practice to ensure we deliver excellence to our postgraduate students, and contribute to the School’s already vibrant academic community. As a result, the Bauman Institute will launch two new postgraduate programmes to start in September 2010. MA Social and Political…
Criminals/Refugees in the Age of Welfareless States: Zygmunt Bauman on Ethnicity, Asylum and the new ‘Criminal’, by Reza Barmaki ‘Refugees have become a hotly debated political issue in the West. Adverse effects of globalization on European labor markets, the greater availability of ethnic minorities in this region, and fear of crime and terrorism, have made…
The absence of society (Thatcherite legacy, not only in UK) http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/2284.pdf Reconnecting Power and Politics http://www.social-europe.eu/2009/11/reconnecting-power-and-politics/ some interviews with well-known phrases 🙂 War on terror http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2006-12-13-bauman-en.html Postmodernism, late modernity and reflexive modernity http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2002-11-08-bauman-en.html
Encounters: Representation of the Others in Modern European History (full text of book, pdf) ed. by Madeleine Hurd “This anthology utilizes the concept of encounters to investigate the linked constructions of identity and difference in modern European history. The articles use representations of others to ask basic questions about identity: how is the encountered group…
Alone again: ethics after uncertainty (http://www.demos.co.uk/files/aloneagain.pdf) “Throughout Demos’work, a continuing theme has been that as old ideologies wane, ethics necessarily become more important. But whereas in the past we could rest our ethics on solid foundations – such as the Church, tradition or faith in a utopia – today ethics have become far less certain…
Re-thinking Global Society The Bauman Institute International Launch Conference School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds UK Monday 6th – Tuesday 7th September 2010 We are delighted to announce that the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds will formally launch the Bauman Institute in September 2010, established in…
In response to a number of articles in the Times Higher Education Supplement earlier this year and reports coming from the Governement and other institutions querying the contribution that publically funded research makes to public knowledge and debates, the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University decided to go ahead with an intiative…