Identity today: A contest with the unfamiliar?
Every day, we play up to 40 roles in asserting our identity, in a society that is losing its inner cohesion more and more. Who am “I” and who are “we” when all around us, it is the unfamiliar that is setting the tone: globalization, digitalization and increasing migration? An interview with sociologist Prof. Harald Welzer on identity, values and the question of what is still holding modern society together today.
Sociologist Prof. Harald Welzer was interviewed by Dr. Martin Meyer, Chairman of the Journalism Advisory Board of the NZZ. © Video: Vontobel 2017
About Prof. Harald Welzer
Prof. Harald Welzer is a German sociologist and founder of the non-profit foundation “Futurzwei”. A best-selling author, he is one of the most influential opinion leaders of our time. His research focuses on how our society will make its way into a desirable future. Prof. Welzer is a member of numerous scientific advisory boards and academies.