408220 Lifeworld and Forms of Life 2

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 22.10.2015 Place course on memo list
408220
Lifeworld and Forms of Life 2
VO 2
5
weekly
annually
German

This course module specializes in recent research in the sociology of consumption with the aim of reflecting on the critical sociological analysis of the transformation of consumer society. The lectures cover the historical development of, sociological analyses and critiques of consumer society, consumption and ecological crisis, theoretical perspectives on the socio-cultural dynamics of consumption, governance of consumption, social innovations and new concepts of organizing everyday provision. The discussion of these topics is situated at the interface of cultural sociology, social studies of science/technology and the sociology of everyday life and consumption.

Topics:

  1. Sociological and historical perspectives on consumer culture and consumer society
  2. Configurations of the modern consumer
  3. Ecological crisis, (post-)growth, consumption and sustainability
  4. Social dynamics of consumption
  5. Material culture and consumption rituals
  6. Consumption and identity
  7. Practices and routines
  8. The change of things and the change of practices
  9. ‘Therapies’ of consumer culture: efficiency, consistency, sufficiency
  10. Alternative modes of everyday provision
  11. From anti-consumerist moralizing towards a critical analysis of consumption
Lecture
Written examination

Reckwitz, Andreas (2002): Toward a theory of social practices. A development in culturalist theorizing. European Journal of Social Theory 5 (2): 245-265.

Sassatelli, Roberta (2007): Consumer Culture. History, Theory and Politics, London: Sage.

Shove, Elizabeth and Alan Warde (2002): Inconspicuous consumption: the sociology of consumption, lifestyles, and the environment. In: R. Dunlap, E., F. H. Buttel, P. Dickens, and A. Gijswijt (eds.): Sociological Theory and the Environment. Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 230-251.

Trentmann, Frank (2006): The modern genealogy of the consumer: Meanings: identities and political synapses. In: Brewer, John, Trentmann, Frank (eds.): Consuming Cultures, Global Perspectives. Historical Trajectories, Transnational Exchanges. Oxford: Berg: 19-69.

Urry, John (2010): Consuming the planet to excess. Theory, Culture & Society 27 (2-3): 191-212.

Warde, Alan (2005): Consumption and the Theory of Practice. Journal of Consumer Culture 5 (2): 131-154.

positive completion of the compulsory module according to § 5 Para 1 No 9

not applicable
07.10.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2014-10-07
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2014-10-14
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2014-10-16
08.00 - 09.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2014-10-21
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2014-10-23
08.00 - 09.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2014-10-28
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2014-10-30
08.00 - 09.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2014-12-16
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2015-01-08
08.00 - 09.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2015-01-15
08.00 - 09.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2015-01-20
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2015-01-27
13.00 - 14.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free Prüfung