[SWAP] Uncommon Sense: Security, with Daria Krivonos

Episode: [SWAP] Uncommon Sense: Security, with Daria Krivonos

While we take a break, we’re bringing you something we think you’ll enjoy. It’s from Uncommon Sense, the podcast from the Sociological Review that believes that sociology is for everyone.

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.

Episode Resources

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

By Daria Krivonos

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