Dariusz Brzeziński



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Imię i nazwisko

Dariusz Brzeziński

Stopnie i tytuły naukowe

dr

Stanowisko

adiunkt

E-mail

dbrzezinski@ifispan.edu.pl

Pokój

155

Filozofia/Socjologia

Socjologia

Zakład

Zakład Socjologii Teoretycznej

Obszary zainteresowań naukowych

– social theory; sociology and anthropology of culture; contemporary social and cultural change; the algorithmic society

Skrócony biogram

I am a sociologist and cultural studies scholar conducting research on both theoretical and methodological approaches in social sciences and humanities, as well as on social and cultural transformations of the contemporary condition. In the first area, my analyses concern, among others, theories of culture, discourses of modernity, and critical theory. My research in the second area covers such issues as: contemporary dimensions of nostalgia, transformations of consumer culture, as well as social and cultural consequences of the development of new technologies

Wykształcenie

–  PhD in sociology, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2014.

– Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, with Honours, Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2008.

– Master of Arts in European Studies, Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter, 2007.

– Master of Arts in Sociology, with Honours, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2006.

Doświadczenie zawodowe

– Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Theoretical Sociology, 2014-present.

– Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds, School of Sociology and Social Policy, 2018-present.

– Lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow: Faculty of International and Political Studies (2018/2019-present); Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (2015/2016-present), Faculty of Polish Studies (2014/2015-present).

Pełnione funkcje w organizacjach, towarzystwach i gremiach naukowych

– Polish Sociological Association, member, sections of ‘social anthropology’ and ‘history of sociology’; 2016-present.

– Polish Academy of Learning, Commission for the  Study of the Threats of Civilisation, member, 2015-present.

Udział w redakcjach czasopism lub serii wydawniczych

–  2021-2023, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Pamer (ed.). Zygmunt Bauman, Selected Writings, Vol. I-III, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Realizowane projekty badawcze

(PI), 2022-2025, Contemporary Dimensions of Nostalgia: Towards a New Theoretical Framework, project selected for funding by the National Science Centre in Poland, decision no: 2021/43/D/HS2/03321, Value: 127 000 Euro.

(PI), 2018, 05-12. Analysis of Zygmunt Bauman’s Personal Documents in the Contexts of the Legacy of His Work, project financed by Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, grant no: POR/207/S/08, Value: 9 000 Euro.

–  (PI), Zygmunt Bauman’s Work in the Context of the Contemporary Theories of Culture, project financed by the National Science Centre in Poland, grant no: 2014/12/S/HS2/00391, Value: 100 000 Euro.

Stypendia naukowe

– Thre-time winner of the Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarship for the scientific achievements.

– Stanislaw Estreicher Scholarship for the scientific achievements, granted by Pruszyński Family Foundation and Jagiellonian University.

Socrates-Erasmus Exchange Programme scholarship, studies in the Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter.

Nagrody i wyróżnienia

– Award for Teaching Excellence, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University.

– First place in the J. J. Lipski Competition Award for the best MA thesis in the humanities and social sciences; the thesis was written at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Sociology.

Dorobek organizatorski

– Co-organisation (with G. Kubica-Heller and K. Piotrowski) of a conference ‘The Legacy of Bronisław Malinowski in Present-Day Social Sciences and Humanities, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 26-27 September 2022.

– Co-organisation (with M. Winiarska-Brodowska, K. Filipek and J. Piwowar) of a symposium ‘Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence & Beyond: Theorising Society and Culture of the 21st Century‘, 18th Polish Sociological Congress, 14-17 September 2022.

– Organization of a series of seminars: “Zygmunt Bauman’s Inspirations for the Social Sciences and Humanities in the first Decades of the 21st Century”, Institute of Philisophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2022. The first seminar took place on May 24, 2022: Prof. Izabela Wagner delivered a lecture: “On ’Mixophobia’: The Autobiographical Genesis and Explanatory Potential of Zygmunt Bauman’s Concept in Analyzes of Refugees”.

– Co-organisation (with J. Palmer) of a panel ‘Sociology and the Holocaust’, 17th Polish Sociological Congress, 11-14 September 2019.

– Co-organisation (with J. Sowa and R. Chymkowski) of a panel ‘Utopian thought and culures of anticipation’ at the ‘3rd Congress of the Polish Association of Cultural Studies’, Poznań, 21-23 September 2017.

– Cooperation in an organisation of a conference: “Social Change from Cultural Perspective. Lesson from Chinese and Polish Experiences. Ideas and Empirical Studies”, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Social Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 28-29.11.2016.

Działalność dydaktyczna

Teaching in 2021/2022 academic year:

– Jagiellonian University in Cracow: Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities: Introduction to Methodology of Social Sciences, lecture

– Jagiellonian University in Cracow: Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies: Anthropology and Sociology of Culture, seminar

– Jagiellonian University: Faculty of International and Political Studies: Twentieth Century European Thought and Culture, lecture (with dr A. Sadecka)

Wystąpienia na konferencjach, sympozjach, lub seminariach

Conference papers in recent years

Media and Nostalgia in the 21st Century, “New Communication Revolution”, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 22-23 October 2021.

Migrating Knowledge in Translation: Pre-exile Works of Zygmunt Bauman and Their Contemporary English-Language Publications, ‘Migrating Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Experience and Contribution of Emigrant Intellectuals from Central and Eastern Europe’, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 15-16 October 2021.

Utopia and Education in the Time of the Anthropocene, ‘4rd Conference on Utopia and Education’, University of Wrocław, 22-24 September 2021.

Culture and Art in the Sociological Imagination of Zygmunt Bauman, book launch: Z. Bauman, ‘Culture and Art. Selected Vritings, Vol. I”, University of Leeds, 30 June 2021.

History and Utopia in the Era of the Anthropocene, ‘Science at the service of society in a time of a pandemic and related threats’, Polish Academy of Learning, Kraków, 25-26 June 2019.

Between nóstos and álgos: New Dimensions of Migrants Nostalgia (with A. Sadecka), ‘Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia. 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference’, University of Gdańsk, 10-11 December 2020.

Max Weber and Georg Simmel: Intellectual Affinities of the Prophets of ModernityMax Weber: Prophet of Modernity, Critic of Modern Life’, Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków, 5-6 March 2020

– A Culture of Dialogue in the Context of the Rise Nationalism: Reflections on the Engaged Nature of the Last Works of Zygmunt Bauman, ‘17th Polish Sociological Congress’, Wrocław,11-14 September 2019.

Utopian Thought in the Era of Anthropocene, ‘Civil society and local communities in the situations of natural disasters – diagnoses, practices and recommendations’, Polish Academy of Learning, Kraków, 28 May 2019.

Retrotopic Orientations within the Young Generation, ‘3rd Conference on Utopia and Education’, University of Wrocław, 3 April 2019.

Stability and Variability in Zygmunt Bauman’s Theory of Culture, Thinking in Dark Times with the Transdisciplinary Legacy of Zygmunt Bauman’s Work’, University of Leeds, 16-17.01.2019.

Nostalgic Turn in Contemporary Culture, ‘The Meanings of Culture’, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, 20-22 November 2018.

Georg Simmel’s Theory of Culture in the Contemporary Humanities and Social Studies, ‘Georg Simmel. On the 100’th Anniversary of the Death of the Master of Sociology’, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, 26 October 2018.

Visions of the Future in Contemporary Utopian Thought, ‘Future in Social Sciences’, University of Warsaw, 30 June 2018.

Savage and Unmarked: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Zygmunt Bauman (with M. Flis), ‘Claude Lévi-Strauss: Structure and Savage’, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 22-23 May 2018.

– March 1968 from the Perspective of Work and Life of Zygmunt Bauman: revisionist Thought, Sociological Interpretation and Jewish Experience, ‘March ’68. Fifty Years Later’, University of Warsaw, Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, 13-15 March 2018.

Retrotopia. Liquid Modern Nostalgia, ‘2nd Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia International Interdisciplinary Conference’, University of Gdańsk, 7-8 December 2017.

Inne

Selected publications

Books: Monographs

– 2022 (forthcoming), D. Brzeziński, Zygmunt Bauman and the Theory of Culture, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal (also available in Polish).

– 2015, D. Brzeziński, Utopian Thinking in the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman, Scholar Press, Warsaw (in Polish).

 

Books: Edited Volumes

–  2022, J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński (eds.), Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust: Heritage, Dilemmas, Extensions, Routledge: Abingdon.

–  2021-2023, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Pamer (ed.). Zygmunt Bauman, Selected Writings, Vol. 1: Culture & Art (2021), Vol. II: History & Politics (2022, forthcoming), Vol. III: Theory & Society (under contract), Cambridge: Polity Press.

– 2018, D. Brzeziński (ed.): Z. Bauman, Sketches in the Theory of Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge. This book was discovered, restored and edited by me after fifty years of being considered to be irretrievably lost (also available in Portuguese, 2022 and Polish, 2017).

–  2009, D. Brzeziński, A Kapusta (ed.), Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków (in Polish).

 

Articles

– 2022, History and Utopian Thinking in the Era of the Anthropocene, in: P. Filipkowski, J. Haldon, A. Izdebski (ed.), Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises. What the Future Needs from History, Berlin: Springer.

– 2022, Through the Window Again: Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust (with. J. Palmer), in: J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński (eds.), Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust: Heritage, Dilemmas, Extensions, Routledge: Abingdon, p. 1-21.

2021, Culture and Art in the Sociological Imagination of Zygmunt Bauman (with: M. Davis, J. Palmer, T. Campbell), in: D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Palmer (eds.), Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Art: Selected Writings vol. 1, Cambridge: Polity Press, p. xi-xxxix.

2020, Utopian Returns to the Past: Young Generation in the Face of the Nostalgic Turn, in: R. Włodarczyk (ed.), Utopia and education, University of Wrocław, pp. 59-76 (in Polish).

2020, From Revisionism to Retrotopia: Stability and Variability in Zygmunt Bauman’s Theory of Culture, “European Journal of Social Theory”, 23(4): 459-476.

– 2020, Sixty Three Years of Thinking Sociologically: Compiling the Bibliography of Zygmunt Bauman, (with J. Palmer, T. Campbell), “Thesis Eleven”, 156(1): 118-133. The paper is followed by: J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell (eds.), The ‘Living’ Bibliography of Zygmunt Bauman, pp. 134-169).

2020, Culture of Dialogue in the Context of the Rise of Nationalism. On the Engaged Nature of Zygmunt Bauman’s Writings, „Culture & Society”, 2: 33-50.

2019, Between Kokoschka and Modigliani. National Identities in the Contexts of New Theories of Culture, in: J. Kurczewska (ed.), National and Local Cultures and Politics. Relationships in Different Contexts. IFiS PAN Publishing House Warsaw, pp. 571-586 (in Polish).

2019, Thinking Beyond Borders: Interdisciplinarity and Innovativeness of Georg Simmel’s Work; „State of Affairs” 1(16): 287-304 (in Polish).

2019, Savage and Unmarked: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Zygmunt Bauman (with M. Flis) In: A. Grzegorczyk, A. Kaczmarek, K. Machtyl (eds.) Claude Lévi-Strauss: structure and savage, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, pp. 259-270 (in Polish).

– 2019, Georg Simmel’s Social Thought in the Context of the Contemporary Theory and Sociology of Culture, “Przegląd Socjologiczny”, 68(1): 119-136 (in Polish).

– 2018, Consumerist Culture in Zygmunt Bauman’s Critical Sociology: A Comparative Analysis of his Polish and English Writings, “Polish Sociological Review”, 1(201): 77-94.

– 2018, Renaissance of Utopian Thinking and the Paths of Its Transformations in the Social Theory at the Beginning of the 21st Century, “State of Affairs”, 1(14): 227-247 (in Polish).

– 2018, A Message in a Bottle: on the Recovered Work of Zygmunt Bauman, in: Z. Bauman, Sketches in the Theory of Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp. vii-xxv (also available in Portuguese and Polish).

– 2017, Travelling Concepts in the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman,Przegląd Humanistyczny”, 3(458): 80-92 (in Polish).

– 2017, Challenges for Education in Consumerist Utopia, in: K. Rejman, R. Włodarczyk (ed.), Utopia and Education, Univeristy of Wrocław, Wrocław, pp. 112-124 (in Polish).

– 2017, Freedom and Security in Liquid Modernity, „Studia socjologiczno-polityczne”, 1(6): 57-77 (in Polish).

– 2017, Reduction and Proliferation of Ambivalence: Theory of Culture in the Polish Period of Bauman’s Writings, „Studia socjologiczne”, 1(224): 29-57 (in Polish).

– 2017, Human Praxis, Alternative Thinking And Heterogeneous Culture – Zygmunt Bauman’s Revisionist Thought, “Hybris”, 2(37): 61-80.

– 2016, Zygmunt Bauman’s Critique of Consumer Culture in the Polish People’s Republic and in Present, w: J. Kurczewska (red.), Cultural Changes in Contemporary Poland: Frames, Attributes, Episodes, Polish Academy of Science, Warszawa, pp. 84-101 (in Polish).

– 2015, Turning-points of 1956, 1968, 1980, 1989 in the works of Zygmunt Bauman, in: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities in post-1945 Poland, ESC Working Papers, Univeristy of Oxford, Oxford, p. 9-21.

– 2014, The Social Thought of Zygmunt Bauman before March 1968: from the “Mechanistic” to the “Activistic” Version of Marxism, “Politeja”, 6(32): 161-181 (in Polish).

– 2013, A Sociological Theory as a Tool of Change? An Analysis of the Performative Aspect of the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman, „Kultura i społeczeństwo”, 57(2): 173-195 (in Polish).

– 2010, The Temporal Aspect of the Culture of Simulation. Jean Baudrillard’s concept of the ‘real time’, in: J. Mucha (ed.), Not Only Internet: New Media, Nature, High and Low Technologies, and Cultural Practices, Nomos Press, Kraków, pp. 245-255 (in Polish).

–  2010, Temporal Transformations in the Information Society, in: W. Chyła, M. Kamińska, P. Kędziora i M. Kosińska (ed.), Media-mediated Culture: Research on Media in the Contexts of Cultural Studies, Bogucki Press, Poznań, pp. 261-271 (in Polish).

– 2009, Acculturation as a source of Suffering: Desacralisation of the public sphere in the Book of Judges 17-21, in: Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 113-134 (in. Polish).

– 2009, The Cultural Expressions of Despair (co-author: A. Kapusta), in: Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 15-20 (in. Polish).

– 2008, Two Decades of Postmodern Ethics. An Analysis of the Critique and the Evolution of Zygmunt Bauman’s Ethical Thought, „Studia Socjologiczne”, 3(190): 7-41 (in Polish).

– 2007, The Sources of Xenophobia in the Pluralistic World, „Tekstualia. Palimpsesty literackie, artystyczne, naukowe”, 2(9): 173–181 (in Polish).

– 2005 Between Absence and Omnipresence: The Death in the Postmodern World, in: K. Binkiewicz, A. Siewruk (ed.), Health and Disease in Society, Warsaw University, Warsaw, pp. 81-89 (in Polish).

– 2005, The Evolution of the Concept of The Decline of the West in the Theories of Civilisation: A Comparison of the Visions of Oswald Spengler and Samuel Huntington, in: M. Milczarski, K. Szymański (ed.), Theories of Social Change – possibilities and limitations, Plus, Kraków, pp. 196-226 (in. Polish).

 

Translations

– 2008, Co-translator English to Polish: A. Barnard, J. Spencer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Volumen Press, Warszawa.

Zainteresowania pozanaukowe

– theater, cinema, literature, art, photography, travelling

Information

Short Profile

 

I am a sociologist and cultural studies scholar conducting research on both theoretical and methodological approaches in social sciences and humanities, as well as on social and cultural transformations of the contemporary condition. In the first area, my analyses concern, among others, theories of culture, discourses of modernity, and critical theory. My research in the second area covers such issues as: contemporary dimensions of nostalgia, transformations of consumer culture, as well as social and cultural consequences of the development of new technologies.

Educational Background

–  PhD in sociology, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2014.

– Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, with Honours, Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2008.

– Master of Arts in European Studies, Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter, 2007.

– Master of Arts in Sociology, with Honours, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2006.

Work Experience

– Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Theoretical Sociology, 2014-present.

– Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds, School of Sociology and Social Policy, 2018-2023.

– Lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow: Faculty of International and Political Studies (2018/2019-present); Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (2015/2016-present), Faculty of Polish Studies (2014/2015-present).

Functions held in academic organizations, societies, and scientific bodies

– Polish Sociological Association, member, sections of ‘social anthropology’ and ‘history of sociology’; 2016-present.

– Polish Academy of Learning, Commission for the  Study of the Threats of Civilisation, member, 2015-present.

Editor in journals/publication series

–  2021-2023, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Pamer (ed.). Zygmunt Bauman, Selected Writings, Vol. I-III, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Research projects

(PI), 2022-2025, Contemporary Dimensions of Nostalgia: Towards a New Theoretical Framework, project selected for funding by the National Science Centre in Poland, decision no: 2021/43/D/HS2/03321, Value: 127 000 Euro.

– (PI), 2018, 05-12. Analysis of Zygmunt Bauman’s Personal Documents in the Contexts of the Legacy of His Work, project financed by Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, grant no: POR/207/S/08, Value: 9 000 Euro.

(PI), Zygmunt Bauman’s Work in the Context of the Contemporary Theories of Culture, project financed by the National Science Centre in Poland, grant no: 2014/12/S/HS2/00391, Value: 100 000 Euro.

Stipends

– Thre-time winner of the Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarship for the scientific achievements.

– Stanislaw Estreicher Scholarship for the scientific achievements, granted by Pruszyński Family Foundation and Jagiellonian University.

Socrates-Erasmus Exchange Programme scholarship, studies in the Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter.

Awards and distinctions

– Award for Teaching Excellence, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University.

– First place in the J. J. Lipski Competition Award for the best MA thesis in the humanities and social sciences; the thesis was written at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Sociology.

Organizational activities

– Co-organisation (with G. Kubica-Heller and K. Piotrowski) of a conference ‘The Legacy of Bronisław Malinowski in Present-Day Social Sciences and Humanities, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 26-27 September 2022.

– Co-organisation (with M. Winiarska-Brodowska, K. Filipek and J. Piwowar) of a symposium ‘Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence & Beyond: Theorising Society and Culture of the 21st Century‘, 18th Polish Sociological Congress, 14-17 September 2022.

– Organization of a series of seminars: “Zygmunt Bauman’s Inspirations for the Social Sciences and Humanities in the first Decades of the 21st Century”, Institute of Philisophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2022. The first seminar took place on May 24, 2022: Prof. Izabela Wagner delivered a lecture: “On ’Mixophobia’: The Autobiographical Genesis and Explanatory Potential of Zygmunt Bauman’s Concept in Analyzes of Refugees”.

– Co-organisation (with J. Palmer) of a panel ‘Sociology and the Holocaust’, 17th Polish Sociological Congress, 11-14 September 2019.

– Co-organisation (with J. Sowa and R. Chymkowski) of a panel ‘Utopian thought and culures of anticipation’ at the ‘3rd Congress of the Polish Association of Cultural Studies’, Poznań, 21-23 September 2017.

– Cooperation in an organisation of a conference: “Social Change from Cultural Perspective. Lesson from Chinese and Polish Experiences. Ideas and Empirical Studies”, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Social Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 28-29.11.2016.

Teaching activity

Teaching in 2021/2022 academic year:

Jagiellonian University in Cracow: Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities:

Introduction to Methodology of Social Sciences, lecture

Jagiellonian University in Cracow: Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies

Anthropology and Sociology of Culture, seminar

Jagiellonian University: Faculty of International and Political Studies:

– Twentieth Century European Thought and Culture, lecture, (with dr A. Sadecka)

Presentations at conferences, symposia, seminars

Conference papers in recent years:

Media and Nostalgia in the 21st Century, “New Communication Revolution”, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 22-23 October 2021.

Migrating Knowledge in Translation: Pre-exile Works of Zygmunt Bauman and Their Contemporary English-Language Publications, ‘Migrating Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Experience and Contribution of Emigrant Intellectuals from Central and Eastern Europe’, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 15-16 October 2021.

Utopia and Education in the Time of the Anthropocene, ‘4rd Conference on Utopia and Education’, University of Wrocław, 22-24 September 2021.

Culture and Art in the Sociological Imagination of Zygmunt Bauman, book launch: Z. Bauman, ‘Culture and Art. Selected Vritings, Vol. I”, University of Leeds, 30 June 2021.

History and Utopia in the Era if the Anthropocene, ‘Science at the service of society in a time of a pandemic and related threats’, Polish Academy of Learning, Kraków, 25-26 June 2019.

Between nóstos and álgos: New Dimensions of Migrants Nostalgia (with A. Sadecka), ‘Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia. 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference’, University of Gdańsk, 10-11 December 2020.

Max Weber and Georg Simmel: Intellectual Affinities of the Prophets of ModernityMax Weber: Prophet of Modernity, Critic of Modern Life’, Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków, 5-6 March 2020

– A Culture of Dialogue in the Context of the Rise Nationalism: Reflections on the Engaged Nature of the Last Works of Zygmunt Bauman, ‘17th Polish Sociological Congress’, Wrocław,11-14 September 2019.

Utopian Thought in the Era of Anthropocene, ‘Civil society and local communities in the situations of natural disasters – diagnoses, practices and recommendations’, Polish Academy of Learning, Kraków, 28 May 2019.

Retrotopic Orientations in the Young Generation, ‘3rd Conference on Utopia and Education’, University of Wrocław, 3 April 2019.

Stability and Variability in Zygmunt Bauman’s Theory of Culture, Thinking in Dark Times with the Transdisciplinary Legacy of Zygmunt Bauman’s Work’, University of Leeds, 16-17.01.2019.

Nostalgic Turn in Contemporary Culture, ‘The Meanings of Culture’, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, 20-22 November 2018.

Georg Simmel’s Theory of Culture in the Contemporary Humanities and Social Studies, ‘Georg Simmel. On the 100’th Anniversary of the Death of the Master of Sociology’, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, 26 October 2018.

Visions of the Future in Contemporary Utopian Thought, ‘Future in Social Sciences’, University of Warsaw, 30 June 2018.

Savage and Unmarked: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Zygmunt Bauman (with M. Flis), ‘Claude Lévi-Strauss: Structure and Savage’, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 22-23 May 2018.

– March 1968 from the Perspective of Work and Life of Zygmunt Bauman: revisionist Thought, Sociological Interpretation and Jewish Experience, ‘March ’68. Fifty Years Later’, University of Warsaw, Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, 13-15 March 2018.

Retrotopia. Liquid Modern Nostalgia, ‘2nd Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia International Interdisciplinary Conference’, University of Gdańsk, 7-8 December 2017.

Other

Selected publications

Books: Monographs

– 2022 (forthcoming), D. Brzeziński, Zygmunt Bauman and the Theory of Culture, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal (also available in Polish).

– 2015, D. Brzeziński, Utopian Thinking in the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman, Scholar Press, Warsaw (in Polish).

 

Books: Edited Volumes

–  2022, J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński (eds.), Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust: Heritage, Dilemmas, Extensions, Routledge: Abingdon.

–  2021-2023, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Pamer (ed.). Zygmunt Bauman, Selected Writings, Vol. 1: Culture & Art (2021), Vol. II: History & Politics (2022, forthcoming), Vol. III: Theory & Society (under contract), Cambridge: Polity Press.

– 2018, D. Brzeziński (ed.): Z. Bauman, Sketches in the Theory of Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge. This book was discovered, restored and edited by me after fifty years of being considered to be irretrievably lost (also available in Portuguese and Polish).

–  2009, D. Brzeziński, A Kapusta (ed.), Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków (in Polish).

 

Articles

– 2022, (forthcoming in July) History and Utopian Thinking in the Era of the Anthropocene, in: P. Filipkowski, J. Haldon, A. Izdebski (ed.), Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises. What the Future Needs from History, Berlin: Springer.

– 2022, Through the Window Again: Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust (with. J. Palmer), in: J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński (eds.), Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust: Heritage, Dilemmas, Extensions, Routledge: Abingdon, p. 1-21.

2021, Culture and Art in the Sociological Imagination of Zygmunt Bauman (with: M. Davis, J. Palmer, T. Campbell), in: D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Palmer (eds.), Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Art: Selected Writings vol. 1, Cambridge: Polity Press, p. xi-xxxix.

2020, Utopian Returns to the Past: Young Generation in the Face of the Nostalgic Turn, in: R. Włodarczyk (ed.), Utopia and education, University of Wrocław, pp. 59-76 (in Polish).

2020, From Revisionism to Retrotopia: Stability and Variability in Zygmunt Bauman’s Theory of Culture, “European Journal of Social Theory”, 23(4): 459-476.

– 2020, Sixty Three Years of Thinking Sociologically: Compiling the Bibliography of Zygmunt Bauman, (with J. Palmer, T. Campbell), “Thesis Eleven”, 156(1): 118-133. The paper is followed by: J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell (eds.), The ‘Living’ Bibliography of Zygmunt Bauman, pp. 134-169).

2020, Culture of Dialogue in the Context of the Rise of Nationalism. On the Engaged Nature of Zygmunt Bauman’s Writings, „Culture & Society”, 2: 33-50.

2019, Between Kokoschka and Modigliani. National Identities in the Contexts of New Theories of Culture, in: J. Kurczewska (ed.), National and Local Cultures and Politics. Relationships in Different Contexts. IFiS PAN Publishing House Warsaw, pp. 571-586 (in Polish).

2019, Thinking Beyond Borders: Interdisciplinarity and Innovativeness of Georg Simmel’s Work; „State of Affairs” 1(16): 287-304 (in Polish).

2019, Savage and Unmarked: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Zygmunt Bauman (with M. Flis) In: A. Grzegorczyk, A. Kaczmarek, K. Machtyl (eds.) Claude Lévi-Strauss: structure and savage, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, pp. 259-270 (in Polish).

– 2019, Georg Simmel’s Social Thought in the Context of the Contemporary Theory and Sociology of Culture, “Przegląd Socjologiczny”, 68(1): 119-136 (in Polish).

– 2018, Consumerist Culture in Zygmunt Bauman’s Critical Sociology: A Comparative Analysis of his Polish and English Writings, “Polish Sociological Review”, 1(201): 77-94.

– 2018, Renaissance of Utopian Thinking and the Paths of Its Transformations in the Social Theory at the Beginning of the 21st Century, “State of Affairs”, 1(14): 227-247 (in Polish).

– 2018, A Message in a Bottle: on the Recovered Work of Zygmunt Bauman, in: Z. Bauman, Sketches in the Theory of Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp. vii-xxv (also available in Portuguese and Polish).

– 2017, Travelling Concepts in the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman,Przegląd Humanistyczny”, 3(458): 80-92 (in Polish).

– 2017, Challenges for Education in Consumerist Utopia, in: K. Rejman, R. Włodarczyk (ed.), Utopia and Education, Univeristy of Wrocław, Wrocław, pp. 112-124 (in Polish).

– 2017, Freedom and Security in Liquid Modernity, „Studia socjologiczno-polityczne”, 1(6): 57-77 (in Polish).

– 2017, Reduction and Proliferation of Ambivalence: Theory of Culture in the Polish Period of Bauman’s Writings, „Studia socjologiczne”, 1(224): 29-57 (in Polish).

– 2017, Human Praxis, Alternative Thinking And Heterogeneous Culture – Zygmunt Bauman’s Revisionist Thought, “Hybris”, 2(37): 61-80.

– 2016, Zygmunt Bauman’s Critique of Consumer Culture in the Polish People’s Republic and in Present, w: J. Kurczewska (red.), Cultural Changes in Contemporary Poland: Frames, Attributes, Episodes, Polish Academy of Science, Warszawa, pp. 84-101 (in Polish).

– 2015, Turning-points of 1956, 1968, 1980, 1989 in the works of Zygmunt Bauman, in: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities in post-1945 Poland, ESC Working Papers, Univeristy of Oxford, Oxford, p. 9-21.

– 2014, The Social Thought of Zygmunt Bauman before March 1968: from the “Mechanistic” to the “Activistic” Version of Marxism, “Politeja”, 6(32): 161-181 (in Polish).

– 2013, A Sociological Theory as a Tool of Change? An Analysis of the Performative Aspect of the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman, „Kultura i społeczeństwo”, 57(2): 173-195 (in Polish).

– 2010, The Temporal Aspect of the Culture of Simulation. Jean Baudrillard’s concept of the ‘real time’, in: J. Mucha (ed.), Not Only Internet: New Media, Nature, High and Low Technologies, and Cultural Practices, Nomos Press, Kraków, pp. 245-255 (in Polish).

–  2010, Temporal Transformations in the Information Society, in: W. Chyła, M. Kamińska, P. Kędziora i M. Kosińska (ed.), Media-mediated Culture: Research on Media in the Contexts of Cultural Studies, Bogucki Press, Poznań, pp. 261-271 (in Polish).

– 2009, Acculturation as a source of Suffering: Desacralisation of the public sphere in the Book of Judges 17-21, in: Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 113-134 (in. Polish).

– 2009, The Cultural Expressions of Despair (co-author: A. Kapusta), in: Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 15-20 (in. Polish).

– 2008, Two Decades of Postmodern Ethics. An Analysis of the Critique and the Evolution of Zygmunt Bauman’s Ethical Thought, „Studia Socjologiczne”, 3(190): 7-41 (in Polish).

– 2007, The Sources of Xenophobia in the Pluralistic World, „Tekstualia. Palimpsesty literackie, artystyczne, naukowe”, 2(9): 173–181 (in Polish).

– 2005 Between Absence and Omnipresence: The Death in the Postmodern World, in: K. Binkiewicz, A. Siewruk (ed.), Health and Disease in Society, Warsaw University, Warsaw, pp. 81-89 (in Polish).

– 2005, The Evolution of the Concept of The Decline of the West in the Theories of Civilisation: A Comparison of the Visions of Oswald Spengler and Samuel Huntington, in: M. Milczarski, K. Szymański (ed.), Theories of Social Change – possibilities and limitations, Plus, Kraków, pp. 196-226 (in. Polish).

 

Translations

– 2008, Co-translator English to Polish: A. Barnard, J. Spencer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Volumen Press, Warszawa.

 

Non-scientific interests

– theater, cinema, literature, art, photography, travelling

Bibliografia

Bibliografia

Selected publications

Books: Monographs

– 2022 (forthcoming), D. Brzeziński, Zygmunt Bauman and the Theory of Culture, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal (also available in Polish).

– 2015, D. Brzeziński, Utopian Thinking in the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman, Scholar Press, Warsaw (in Polish).

 

Books: Edited Volumes

–  2022, J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński (eds.), Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust: Heritage, Dilemmas, Extensions, Routledge: Abingdon.

–  2021-2023, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Pamer (ed.). Zygmunt Bauman, Selected Writings, Vol. 1: Culture & Art (2021), Vol. II: History & Politics (2022, forthcoming), Vol. III: Theory & Society (under contract), Cambridge: Polity Press.

– 2018, D. Brzeziński (ed.): Z. Bauman, Sketches in the Theory of Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge. This book was discovered, restored and edited by me after fifty years of being considered to be irretrievably lost (also available in Portuguese and Polish).

–  2009, D. Brzeziński, A Kapusta (ed.), Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków (in Polish).

 

Articles

– 2022, (forthcoming in July) History and Utopian Thinking in the Era of the Anthropocene, in: P. Filipkowski, J. Haldon, A. Izdebski (ed.), Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises. What the Future Needs from History, Berlin: Springer.

– 2022, Through the Window Again: Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust (with. J. Palmer), in: J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński (eds.), Revisiting Modernity and the Holocaust: Heritage, Dilemmas, Extensions, Routledge: Abingdon, p. 1-21.

2021, Culture and Art in the Sociological Imagination of Zygmunt Bauman (with: M. Davis, J. Palmer, T. Campbell), in: D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell, M. Davis, J. Palmer (eds.), Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Art: Selected Writings vol. 1, Cambridge: Polity Press, p. xi-xxxix.

2020, Utopian Returns to the Past: Young Generation in the Face of the Nostalgic Turn, in: R. Włodarczyk (ed.), Utopia and education, University of Wrocław, pp. 59-76 (in Polish).

2020, From Revisionism to Retrotopia: Stability and Variability in Zygmunt Bauman’s Theory of Culture, “European Journal of Social Theory”, 23(4): 459-476.

– 2020, Sixty Three Years of Thinking Sociologically: Compiling the Bibliography of Zygmunt Bauman, (with J. Palmer, T. Campbell), “Thesis Eleven”, 156(1): 118-133. The paper is followed by: J. Palmer, D. Brzeziński, T. Campbell (eds.), The ‘Living’ Bibliography of Zygmunt Bauman, pp. 134-169).

2020, Culture of Dialogue in the Context of the Rise of Nationalism. On the Engaged Nature of Zygmunt Bauman’s Writings, „Culture & Society”, 2: 33-50.

2019, Between Kokoschka and Modigliani. National Identities in the Contexts of New Theories of Culture, in: J. Kurczewska (ed.), National and Local Cultures and Politics. Relationships in Different Contexts. IFiS PAN Publishing House Warsaw, pp. 571-586 (in Polish).

2019, Thinking Beyond Borders: Interdisciplinarity and Innovativeness of Georg Simmel’s Work; „State of Affairs” 1(16): 287-304 (in Polish).

2019, Savage and Unmarked: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Zygmunt Bauman (with M. Flis) In: A. Grzegorczyk, A. Kaczmarek, K. Machtyl (eds.) Claude Lévi-Strauss: structure and savage, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, pp. 259-270 (in Polish).

– 2019, Georg Simmel’s Social Thought in the Context of the Contemporary Theory and Sociology of Culture, “Przegląd Socjologiczny”, 68(1): 119-136 (in Polish).

– 2018, Consumerist Culture in Zygmunt Bauman’s Critical Sociology: A Comparative Analysis of his Polish and English Writings, “Polish Sociological Review”, 1(201): 77-94.

– 2018, Renaissance of Utopian Thinking and the Paths of Its Transformations in the Social Theory at the Beginning of the 21st Century, “State of Affairs”, 1(14): 227-247 (in Polish).

– 2018, A Message in a Bottle: on the Recovered Work of Zygmunt Bauman, in: Z. Bauman, Sketches in the Theory of Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp. vii-xxv (also available in Portuguese and Polish).

– 2017, Travelling Concepts in the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman,Przegląd Humanistyczny”, 3(458): 80-92 (in Polish).

– 2017, Challenges for Education in Consumerist Utopia, in: K. Rejman, R. Włodarczyk (ed.), Utopia and Education, Univeristy of Wrocław, Wrocław, pp. 112-124 (in Polish).

– 2017, Freedom and Security in Liquid Modernity, „Studia socjologiczno-polityczne”, 1(6): 57-77 (in Polish).

– 2017, Reduction and Proliferation of Ambivalence: Theory of Culture in the Polish Period of Bauman’s Writings, „Studia socjologiczne”, 1(224): 29-57 (in Polish).

– 2017, Human Praxis, Alternative Thinking And Heterogeneous Culture – Zygmunt Bauman’s Revisionist Thought, “Hybris”, 2(37): 61-80.

– 2016, Zygmunt Bauman’s Critique of Consumer Culture in the Polish People’s Republic and in Present, w: J. Kurczewska (red.), Cultural Changes in Contemporary Poland: Frames, Attributes, Episodes, Polish Academy of Science, Warszawa, pp. 84-101 (in Polish).

– 2015, Turning-points of 1956, 1968, 1980, 1989 in the works of Zygmunt Bauman, in: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities in post-1945 Poland, ESC Working Papers, Univeristy of Oxford, Oxford, p. 9-21.

– 2014, The Social Thought of Zygmunt Bauman before March 1968: from the “Mechanistic” to the “Activistic” Version of Marxism, “Politeja”, 6(32): 161-181 (in Polish).

– 2013, A Sociological Theory as a Tool of Change? An Analysis of the Performative Aspect of the Social Theory of Zygmunt Bauman, „Kultura i społeczeństwo”, 57(2): 173-195 (in Polish).

– 2010, The Temporal Aspect of the Culture of Simulation. Jean Baudrillard’s concept of the ‘real time’, in: J. Mucha (ed.), Not Only Internet: New Media, Nature, High and Low Technologies, and Cultural Practices, Nomos Press, Kraków, pp. 245-255 (in Polish).

–  2010, Temporal Transformations in the Information Society, in: W. Chyła, M. Kamińska, P. Kędziora i M. Kosińska (ed.), Media-mediated Culture: Research on Media in the Contexts of Cultural Studies, Bogucki Press, Poznań, pp. 261-271 (in Polish).

– 2009, Acculturation as a source of Suffering: Desacralisation of the public sphere in the Book of Judges 17-21, in: Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 113-134 (in. Polish).

– 2009, The Cultural Expressions of Despair (co-author: A. Kapusta), in: Culture and Despair. The Analysis of the Symbolic Representations of Despair, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków, pp. 15-20 (in. Polish).

– 2008, Two Decades of Postmodern Ethics. An Analysis of the Critique and the Evolution of Zygmunt Bauman’s Ethical Thought, „Studia Socjologiczne”, 3(190): 7-41 (in Polish).

– 2007, The Sources of Xenophobia in the Pluralistic World, „Tekstualia. Palimpsesty literackie, artystyczne, naukowe”, 2(9): 173–181 (in Polish).

– 2005 Between Absence and Omnipresence: The Death in the Postmodern World, in: K. Binkiewicz, A. Siewruk (ed.), Health and Disease in Society, Warsaw University, Warsaw, pp. 81-89 (in Polish).

– 2005, The Evolution of the Concept of The Decline of the West in the Theories of Civilisation: A Comparison of the Visions of Oswald Spengler and Samuel Huntington, in: M. Milczarski, K. Szymański (ed.), Theories of Social Change – possibilities and limitations, Plus, Kraków, pp. 196-226 (in. Polish).

 

Translations

– 2008, Co-translator English to Polish: A. Barnard, J. Spencer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Volumen Press, Warszawa.

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