Toward a resonant society

An interview with Hartmut Rosa


  • Karl Malmqvist University of Gothenburg
  • Carl Cassegård University of Gothenburg
  • Christian Ståhl Linköping University



resonance, critical theory, alienation, politics, climate change


In this interview, the internationally renowned German sociologist Hartmut Rosa engages in a conversation about resonance, critical theory, politics, and sociology. Rosa discusses populist politics and emotions, and he frames this discussion through his concept of resonance and its implications for politics and democracy. The interview was made in connection with a public lecture Rosa held in Gothenburg in March 2023, titled In search of the prime mover: Can there be a valid conception of social energy?


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Referera så här

Malmqvist, Karl, Carl Cassegård, och Christian Ståhl. 2023. ”Toward a Resonant Society : An Interview With Hartmut Rosa”. Sociologisk Forskning 60 (2):177-95.



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