"Nie wiemy, co czynimy"- cztery wymiary niewidoczności: esej socjologiczny na kanwie protestów proaborcyjnych
"We do not know what we are doing" - four dimensions of invisibility. A sociological essay on the pro-abortion protests in Poland

Author(s): Katarzyna Zybertowicz, Andrzej Zybertowicz
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Instytut Dyskursu i Dialogu
Keywords: Pro-abortion protests;architecture of civilization;conservatism;social movements;invisibility of social processes: psychological; strategic; sociological; civilizational;unintented consequences;

Summary/Abstract: All social actions as well as their interpretations are subject to four types of invisibility: psychological, strategic, sociological, and civilizational. The text characterizes these invisibilities in order to interpret the Polish pro-abortion protests in response to the Constitutional Court ruling. Key findings. The authorities ruling Poland since 2015 have made a “sociological” mistake of overestimating the commitment of Polish society to conservative values. On the other hand, the progressive circles have made a mistake of civilizational nature unreflexively betting on a political form that in the West undergoes a serious crisis. It is impossible to understand the broad scale and high dynamics of the protests without taking into account the cognitive and moral disorientation brought by the digital phase of global capitalism. The irremovable character of the mentioned types of invisibility means that in modern, complex and conflicted societies no social force, no ideology (but also no social theory) can claim the right to exclusively represent the social whole.

  • Issue Year: III/2021
  • Issue No: 1 (7)
  • Page Range: 33-70
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Polish