• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: society and civility

The politicisation of identity

Why the demand for recognition has become so clamorous.

In defence of privacy

Anyone who values freedom must resist the assault on private and family life.

The real clash is within civilisations

Twenty years on, Samuel Huntington’s seminal essay remains misunderstood.

The new Heart of Darkness: Faversham

Great – my hometown is the latest focus of TV’s search for human depravity.

Porno: Kein kleines, schmutziges Geheimnis mehr

Pornographie ist in der Alltagswelt der westlichen Gesellschaft angelangt. Sexualität wird überall zur Schau gestellt. Der Soziologe Frank Furedi sieht in der Normalisierung des Porno-Gebrauchs einen ernsthaften Werteverfall, den man mit Zensur weder lösen kann noch sollte.

Is questioning tweeting teens or investigating historical crimes the best use of police time?

It could be argued that policing social media over dealing with anti-social violence is purely to appear to be doing something. And what purpose can Yewtree really serve?

Porn: no longer a dirty little secret

The normalisation of porn-use in the 21st-century West speaks to a serious crisis of values – one that censorship won't solve.

Why the ‘couples where women do more housework stay together’ study isn’t shocking

A recent Norwegian study found lower divorce rates where most of the housework was carried out by the woman.

Mythical past, elusive future

The Olympics opening ceremony was a spectacular piece of living theatre. But it also revealed our discomfort with our past and fear of the future.

The younger generation has been infantilised by the baby boomers

Frank Furedi speaks against the motion 'The Baby Boomers have stolen the family silver' at the Intelligence Squared debate at the Royal Geographical Society on 27 October 2011.

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