The average person, by Jeremy Rifkin’s calculations, owns 5,000 things. Can we do without things? What is their social sense of ownership? If you attended the author meeting of Prof. Andrzej Waśkiewicz on his book „Ludzie-rzeczy-ludzie. O porządkach społecznych, w których rzeczy łączą, you know exactly what to expect from a conversation between a sociologist and a historian of ideas. If not – all the more reason to listen to a discussion about the meanders of possession and the fetishization of objects.
About the mechanics of owning and fetishizing objects and the book „Ludzie-rzeczy-ludzie. O porządkach społecznych, w których rzeczy łączą” tells Prof. Andrzej Waśkiewicz (Faculty of Sociology UW), answering the question of Dr. Justyna Pokojska about:
- the meaning of having things in the age of economy 4.0 and the possibility of doing without them,
- the benefits of the sharing economy and the sharing of goods,
- the possibility of living without fetishizing objects.