Photo: Robert Goddyn
Hungary, 1948

Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi is a sociologist. He studied political science in Montreal and London and gained his PhD at London University. Since 2001, Furedi has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, where he started working as a researcher in 1975. He is known as a TV and radio commentator and as the author of books on Western culture, education and the school system. Among his books are Paranoid Parenting (2001), Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? Confronting Twenty-First Century’s Philistinism (2004) and Wasted: Why Education Isn’t Educating (2009).

In Nexus Review, Frank Furedi discusses Rituals by Richard Sennett in detail.

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School der beschaving
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De terugkeer van de spoken
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Hoop en vertroosting
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Wie is wel onderwezen?
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Part II. What Is an Educated Man?

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

9 September 2007 09.20 - 18.15 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


Part I. Mass Democracy on Trial

What Is a Good Society?

13 November 2005 09.45 - 21.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam