Mon, 17 October 2016
Agency and Structure in Zygmunt Bauman’s Modernity and the Holocaust. Shaun Best’s podcast outlines the critique that he developed in his article, ‘Agency and Structure in Zygmunt Bauman’s Modernity and the Holocaust’, Irish Journal of Sociology May 2014 volume 22 issue 1. The focus of the podcast is on Bauman’s central concepts of adiaphoria and the agentic state. The argument developed is that by using these concepts Bauman undervalues the role of human agency in the unfolding of the Holocaust.