Keynote 3 Professor Bauman and professor Kania

Pro­fes­sor Zyg­munt Bau­man and pro­fes­sor Alek­san­dra Kania will have a joint 2‑hour ses­sion Fri­day morn­ing.

Pro­fes­sor Bau­man: Fam­i­ly set­ting, par­ents and chil­dren in a “tum­ble­weed soci­ety”

In this lec­ture pro­fes­sor Bau­man will address the suc­ces­sion of post-war gen­er­a­tion and evo­lu­tion of the gen­er­a­tional per­cep­tion of the world and life tasks. Key­words are the dialec­tics of belong­ing and self-iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and the online/offline split. Bau­man will also address the issues of weak­en­ing fam­i­ly ties and com­mod­i­fi­ca­tion of child­hood and self­hood, as well as the impact of ris­ing social inequal­i­ty and ex-com­mod­i­fi­ca­tion of labour one the present-day youth.

About pro­fes­sor Zyg­munt Bau­man:

Zyg­munt Bau­man is Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Soci­ol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Leeds and at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. Pro­fes­sor Bau­man is known through­out the world for works such as Moder­ni­ty and the Holo­caust (1989), Moder­ni­ty and Ambiva­lence (1991), Post­mod­ern Ethics (1993), Liq­uid Moder­ni­ty (2000), and Wast­ed Lives. Moder­ni­ty and its Out­casts (2004). Pro­fes­sor Bau­man is one of the great social the­o­rists of our time and con­tin­ues to offer pro­found insights on diverse issues relat­ed to con­tem­po­rary soci­ety.


Pro­fes­sor Kania: Inter­gen­er­a­tional Sol­i­dar­i­ty

The prob­lems of inter­gen­er­a­tional sol­i­dar­i­ty involve explo­ration of rela­tion­ship between age cat­e­gories that are described as infants, chil­dren, teenagers, young adults, mid­dle aged, seniors or elder­ly and are con­nect­ed with play­ing dif­fer­ent roles with­in fam­i­lies (chil­dren, par­ents, and grand­par­ents) as well as with­in insti­tu­tion­al set­ting of a larg­er soci­ety (pupils or stu­dents, work­ers or employ­ees, retired or pen­sion­ers). Results of the Euro­pean Val­ues Study show that human sol­i­dar­i­ty more and more becomes an indi­vid­ual issue, less restrict­ed by tra­di­tion­al ties, more uni­ver­sal but also weak­er and super­fi­cial com­mit­ment. The best foun­da­tion of sol­i­dar­i­ty is a com­bi­na­tion of per­son­al inter­ests with feel­ings of com­pas­sion and moral duty.

About pro­fes­sor Alek­san­dra Jasińs­ka-Kania

Pro­fes­sor Kania is Pro­fes­sor Emeri­ta of Soci­ol­o­gy at Insti­tute of Soci­ol­o­gy at War­saw Uni­ver­si­ty in Poland, where she has served as a pro­fes­sor since 1990.

Her areas of spe­cial­i­sa­tion are gen­er­al soci­ol­o­gy, com­par­a­tive stud­ies of val­ues, democ­ra­cy and cit­i­zen­ship, nation­al iden­ti­ty, nation­al­ism, and eth­nic stereo­types

Pro­fes­sor Kania has been a vis­it­ing schol­ar at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa (1994), St. John’s Col­lege, Oxford, (1986), Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Devel­op­ment and Edu­ca­tion, West Berlin (1983), Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty, Bloom­ing­ton, IN, USA (1977–1978), Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, CA, USA (1973–1974) and at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stock­holm, Swe­den (1972).

Pro­fes­sor Kania has par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous research projects, among oth­ers:

  • Euro­pean Val­ues Study” (EVS) — Head of the Pol­ish group: Nation­al Pro­gram Direc­tor (1988–2014);
  • New Democ­ra­cy and Local Gov­er­nance” (DLG) based in Hon­olu­lu and Philadel­phia — mem­ber of the DLG Steer­ing Com­mit­tee (1990–2012)
  • Nation­al Stereo­types in the Pol­ish Soci­ety”- Prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor (1986–1991)
  • Moral Ori­en­ta­tions and Polit­i­cal Atti­tudes” — Prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor (1986–1990)
  • Con­cept of Jus­tice and Legit­i­ma­tion Cri­sis in Poland” — Prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor (1985)
  • Inter­na­tion­al Study of Val­ues in Pol­i­tics”, based in Philadel­phia — mem­ber of the Pol­ish group (1966–1971)

Pro­fes­sor Kania has been author, edi­tor, and co-author of 12 books and over 100 arti­cles pub­lished in Pol­ish and for­eign jour­nals and books. The most impor­tant recent pub­li­ca­tions include:

Lega­mi frag­ili (Co-author with Zyg­munt Bau­man). Carpi: fes­ti­val­filosofia, 2014.

Wartoś­ci i zmi­any. Przemi­any postaw Polaków w jed­noczącej się Europie (Val­ues and Changes. Poles’ Chang­ing Atti­tudes in Unit­ing Europe). Edi­tor and con­trib­u­tor. War­saw: Schol­ar, 2012.

Tol­er­ance in Poland” (Co-author with A. Grzy­mała-Kazłows­ka). Acad­e­mia. The Mag­a­zine of the Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Sci­ence. Vol. 29, No.1, 2011.

Poles’ Val­ues”. Acad­e­mia. The Mag­a­zine of the Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Sci­ence. Vol. 23, No.3, 2009.

Eth­nic Exclu­sion in Poland. Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Soci­ol­o­gy, (Guest Edi­tor with S. Łodzin­s­ki) Vol. 39, No.3, Fall 2009.

Aggres­sors, Vic­tims, and Trau­ma in Col­lec­tive Mem­o­ry. Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Soci­ol­o­gy, (Guest Edi­tor with P. H. Kosic­ki) Vol. 37, No.1, Spring 2007.

Chang­ing Iden­ti­ties of Euro­peans. Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Soci­ol­o­gy, (Guest Edi­tor) Vol.35, No. 4. Win­ter 2005–6. New York: M.E.Sharpe;

Współczesne teorie socjo­log­iczne (Mod­ern Soci­o­log­i­cal The­o­ries. Read­ings). Co-edi­tor with L. Nijakows­ki, J. Sza­c­ki, M. Ziółkows­ki, and con­trib­u­tor. War­saw: Schol­ar 2006.

Poles Among Euro­peans. Co-edi­tor with M. Mar­o­dy and con­trib­u­tor. War­saw, 2004.

Vol­un­tary Orga­ni­za­tions and the Devel­op­ment of Civ­il Soci­ety” (Co-author with J. Bartkows­ki). In: W. Arts and L. Hal­man (eds.) Euro­pean Val­ues at the Turn of Mil­len­ni­um. Lei­den: Brill, 2004.

Trudne sąsiedzt­wa. Z socjologii kon­flik­tów nar­o­dowoś­ciowych (Dif­fi­cult Neigh­bors. Stud­ies in Soci­ol­o­gy of Nation­al Con­flicts). Edi­tor and con­trib­u­tor. Warsza­wa: 2001. Wiek wiel­kich przemi­an (Age of Great Changes). Co-edi­tor with M. Dobroczyńs­ki and con­trib­u­tor. Warsza­wa-Toruń, 2001.

Stereo­typy i przesądy. Uwarunk­owa­nia psy­cho­log­iczne i kul­tur­owe (Stereo­types and Prej­u­dice: Psy­cho­log­i­cal and Cul­tur­al Deter­mi­nants). Co-edi­tor with M. Kof­ta and con­trib­u­tor. Warsza­wa: Schol­ar, 2001.

Poland: The ‘Christ’ of Nations”. In: L. Hagen­doorn, G. Cse­peli, H. Dekker, and R. Far­nen (eds.) Euro­pean Nations and Nation­al­ism: The­o­ret­i­cal and His­tor­i­cal Per­spec­tives. Alder­shot: Ash­gate, 2000, 281–306.

Dimen­sions of Cen­tral- and East-Euro­pean Local Polit­i­cal Lead­ers’ Iden­ti­ty: Local – Nation­al – Glob­al”. Nation­al­ism & Eth­nic Pol­i­tics. Vol.5, No. 2, Sum­mer 1999. Lon­don, UK: A Frank Cass Jour­nal.

Pow­er and Social Struc­ture. Co-edi­tor with M. L. Kohn and K. M. Słom­czyn­s­ki. Warsza­wa: War­saw Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1999.


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