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Speaking the Shade: A series of audio documentaries for unsettled times

Philosophy Podcasts

“Thought-works” created and produced by researchers in the humanities and social sciences at Södertörn University. Each episode embarks on a journey through the distinct worlds opened up by publications from the university’s publishing archives, ending up on a collision course with the imposingly obscure meaning of our own crisis-ridden times.

“Thought-works” created and produced by researchers in the humanities and social sciences at Södertörn University. Each episode embarks on a journey through the distinct worlds opened up by publications from the university’s publishing archives, ending up on a collision course with the imposingly obscure meaning of our own crisis-ridden times.

Location:

Sweden

Description:

“Thought-works” created and produced by researchers in the humanities and social sciences at Södertörn University. Each episode embarks on a journey through the distinct worlds opened up by publications from the university’s publishing archives, ending up on a collision course with the imposingly obscure meaning of our own crisis-ridden times.

Language:

English


Episodes

Thought-Work #2: The many-sided crisis of our present. Foucault, Critique, and Neoliberal Governmentality.

8/21/2020
“Crisis, crisis, a crisis like no other” – so declares a reporter on hourly news bulletins. Defined by a set of interlocking crises, our present is teetering on the brink of something or, perhaps, into … nothing. The increasingly irreversible slide into environmental catastrophe, the further intensification and extension of global economic crisis, the exacerbation of social inequalities and racial injustices, the return of authoritarian and demagogic leaders, as well as the malfunctioning...

Duration:01:09:41

Thought-Work #1: The tremor of Politics. Jan Patočka and the Solidarity of the Shaken

3/21/2020
When a community, collectivity, or group of individuals, have been shaken to the core by a traumatic event (whether caused by a natural disaster or by unjust policies and man-made systems), the response is often a show of ‘solidarity’. The act of solidarity is commonly one of resolve and steadfastness in a period where things appear, precisely, to be falling apart. In June 2016, the people of the UK marginally voted to leave the European Union, a decision that has subsequently sent...

Duration:00:34:16