Dagens citat – Zygmunt Bauman: "A good society is a society which believes that it is not good enough; that it is the task of the collectivity to insure individuals against individually suffered misfortune; and that the quality of society is measured by the quality of life of its weakest, just like the carrying power of a bridge is measured by its weakest pillar." Originalillustration: pixabay.com. Citatillustration: Maria Busch

“A good society is a society which believes that it is not good enough; that it is the task of the collectivity to insure individuals against individually suffered misfortune; and that the quality of society is measured by the quality of life of its weakest, just like the carrying power of a bridge is measured by its weakest pillar.”

Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) var en polsk sociolog og filosof, der grundet sin politiske overbevisning blev tvunget til at forlade Polen. Han var bosat i England fra 1971 til sin død. Bauman anses for at være en af verdens mest fremtrædende socialteoretikere.

Hans arbejde, der er meget omfattende, omhandler især moderniteten – herunder Holocaust.

Bauman er indiskutabelt min foretrukne teoretiker. Hans værker er en stadig kilde til min forståelse af årsagsammenhænge i det moderne/postmoderne samfund.

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