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Veranstaltungen von Dr. John Pinder


Culture, Critique and Society (Seminar)

Dozent/in: John Pinder

wöchentlich | Freitag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 21.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 12.010 | .

Inhalt: This seminar is conceived as a broad introduction to the topic of culture and critique. The seminar opens a space of reflection on the varying and evolving relationship between culture and society in capitalist modernity in Europe and the wider world including the United States, Middle East, Central Asia and India. Identity and symbolic meaning-making will come to bear on the discussion. However, culture denotes here intellectual and artistic production (literature, theatre and performance art, contemporary art) and its (artistic and educational) institutions. Themes and sub-topics will include: culture and capitalism; culture and racism; culture and colonialism; culture and feminism; culture and ecology; culture, media and the public sphere.

Introduction to Social Research: Problems, Questions, Methods (Seminar)

Dozent/in: John Pinder

Einzeltermin | Fr, 21.10.2022, 10:15 - Fr, 21.10.2022, 11:45 | C 14.202 | .
Einzeltermin | Fr, 28.10.2022, 10:15 - Fr, 28.10.2022, 11:45 | C 11.308
wöchentlich | Freitag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 04.11.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 14.202 | .
Einzeltermin | Fr, 20.01.2023, 09:45 - Fr, 20.01.2023, 10:15 | C 14.202
Einzeltermin | Fr, 20.01.2023, 11:45 - Fr, 20.01.2023, 12:00 | C 14.202
Einzeltermin | Fr, 27.01.2023, 09:00 - Fr, 27.01.2023, 10:15 | C 14.202
Einzeltermin | Fr, 27.01.2023, 11:45 - Fr, 27.01.2023, 12:30 | C 14.202

Inhalt: This seminar, which focuses on qualitative approaches to research, is conceived as a broad introduction to some of the basic considerations and questions relating to socially-oriented research. The seminar is participant-orientated and will support students in designing a research project of their choice (collective or individual) on a social issue of interest. As well as learning to situate, develop and design a research topic and formulate appropriate research questions, the participants will be introduced to a range of disciplinary/interdisciplinary approaches and methods including interviews, literature review, discourse analysis and observation. Key areas of discussion will include the relationship between science and disciplinarity, science and ideology but also the relation between science and social action conceived in a myriad of ways (for example, for policy contexts or for social movements). The seminar will also bring address the question of whether research is meant to solve social issues and/or help (re-)formulate these issues critically. The questions guiding the seminar are as follows: 1. How is social research developed, designed and conducted? 2. In which institutional contexts is social research conducted? 3. What the possible roles of social research in society? 4. What are the strengths and limits of different research methods? These questions and topics will be explored through the reading and discussion of different documents and academic texts as well as practical exercises, which will give participants a taste of the wealth of different contexts and ways in which research can be conducted. The course is ultimately geared towards helping participants articulate a research project, which they will present to the group at the end of the seminar.