Zygmunt Bauman vierailee Helsingissä 22.11.2012

Sosiologi, Leedsin yliopiston professori emeritus Zygmunt Bauman pitää Kuvataideakatemiassa torstaina 22.11.2012 klo 18-20 luennon ”Culture between State and Market” (Kaikukatu 4, auditorio, 1. kerros). Tilaisuus on kaikille avoin. Tervetuloa!

Zygmunt Bauman (s. 1925, Puola) tunnetaan erityisesti holokaustin merkityksen tulkinnasta suhteessa moderniin sekä postmodernin konsumerismin tutkimuksesta.

Lisätietoja antaa amanuenssi Christine Langinauer, christine.langinauer(at)kuva.fi


Widely influential sociologist, emeritus professor Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds, UK) will give a lecture on the topic of ”Culture between State and Market” at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at 6 p.m. Venue: auditorium, ground floor (Kaikukatu 4). Free admission. Welcome all!

For further information, please contact amanuensis Christine Langinauer, christine.langinauer(at)kuva.fi

Zygmunt Bauman (b. 1925) is a significant global social thinker of our age. His writings continue to be relevant to his host subject of sociology, but also to social and political theory, philosophy, ethics, art theory, media/communications, cultural studies and theology.

Since 1971 he has resided in England, where he has been the professor of sociology at the University of Leeds, and since 1990 emeritus professor. Bauman has become best known for his analyses of the links between modernity and the Holocaust, and of postmodern consumerism. His published work extends to 57 books and well over a hundred articles. Most of these address a number of common themes, among which are globalization, modernity and postmodernity, consumerism, and morality. Since the turn of the millennium, his books have tried to avoid the confusion surrounding the term ”postmodernity” by using the metaphors of ”liquid” and ”solid” modernity. In his books on modern consumerism Bauman still writes of the same uncertainties that he portrayed in his writings on ”solid” modernity; but in these books he writes of these fears being more diffuse and harder to pin down. Indeed they are, to use the title of one of his books, ”liquid fears” – fears about paedophilia, for instance, which are amorphous and which have no easily identifiable referent.