A Book for Breakfast

In this event series, we juxtapose different books on current social debates by concisely presenting their arguments in the form of an essay. Together, we develop new ideas and engage in discussions – in good company and with coffee and croissants.

What (doesn’t) hold us together

On January 16, 2023, we invite you to join us and each other over a leisurely breakfast with coffee and croissants.

The topic this time is: We hear a lot about how our societies are drifting further and further apart – but little about what actually (doesn’t) hold us together. Therefore, we deal with this question from an anthropological-scientific, a sociological and a political science perspective:

Does every society fall apart in the end? Do we live in a world so complex that drifting apart is inevitable? And is there absolutely a need for “togetherness” for a functioning democracy?

To this end, our researcher Birgit Bahtić-Kunrath will prepare an essay based on the following three books:

Moffett, Mark W.: What keeps us together. A Natural History of Society. Verlag S. Fischer

Armin Nassehi: Discomfort. Theory of the Overwhelmed Society. C.H. Beck Munich 2021

Putnam, Robert: Bowling alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon & Schuster


Bahtić-Kunrath Birgit

Research Fellow, Political Science, Human Rights and Democratizationbbahtic@ifz-salzburg.at


Buch zum Frühstück: Über Pflichten, Menschenrechte und Geschlechterrollen

Veranstaltungen 18. Oct, 2021

Am vergangenen Donnerstag, den 14. Oktober 2021, feierten wir den Auftakt unserer neuen Veranstaltungsreihe „Buch zum Frühstück“. Bei Kaffee, Tee und Croissants diskutierten wir in kleiner und gemütlicher Runde zum Thema Gemeinsam durch die Krise: Betrachtungen zur Covid-19-Pandemie. Über die Pflichten von Staat und Individuum“.