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[SWAP] Uncommon Sense: Security, with Daria Krivonos

21 Apr 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. 
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”