Apr 21, 2023
Too often, talk about security seems to belong to politicians and psychologists; to discussions about terrorism and defence, individual anxiety and insecurity. But how do sociologists think about it? And why care?
Daria Krivonos – who works on migration, race and class in Central and Eastern Europe – tells Alexis and Rosie why security matters. What’s the impact of calling migration a “security threat”? How does the security of the privileged rely on the insecurity of the precarious? And, as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, what would it mean to truly #StandwithUkraine – from ensuring better job security for its workers abroad, to cancelling its debt?
Plus: pop culture pointers; from Kae Tempest’s “People’s Faces” to the movie “The Mauritanian” – and Alexis’ teenage passion for Rage Against the Machine.
Guest: Daria Krivonos
Hosts: Rosie Hancock, Alexis Hieu Truong
Executive Producer: Alice Bloch
Sound Engineer: David Crackles
Music: Joe Gardner
Artwork: Erin Aniker
Find more about Uncommon Sense at The Sociological Review.
Daria, Rosie and Alexis recommended
Kae Tempest’s song “People’s Faces”
Rage Against the Machine’s song “Without a Face”
Kevin Macdonald’s movie “The Mauritanian”
From The Sociological Review
“Brexit On ‘Plague Island’: Fortifying The UK’s Borders In Times Of Crisis” – Michaela Benson and Nando Sigona
“Organised State Abandonment: The meaning of Grenfell” – Brenna Bhandar
“Food Insecurity: Upsetting ‘Apple Carts’ in Abstract and Tangible Markets” – Susan Marie Martin
By Daria Krivonos
“Racial capitalism and the production of difference in Helsinki and Warsaw” (forthcoming)
“The Death of Asylum” – Alison Mountz
“What was the so-called ‘European Refugee Crisis’?” – Danish Refugee Council
“In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All” – UN Secretary-General
“Ukrainian Workers Flee ‘Modern Slavery’ Conditions on UK Farms” – Diane Taylor
“Bordering” – Nira Yuval-Davis, Georgie Wemyss and Kathryn Cassidy
Anthony Giddens’ sociological work; including “Modernity and Self-identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age”