408083 PS Life World, Life Forms: Individual and Society 1: Social Disparity and Intersectionality

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PS Life World, Life Forms: Individual and Society 1: Social Disparity and Intersectionality
PS 2

Students acquire the ability to reproduce the essential theoretical approaches of interpretative

sociology and to explain their basic terminology. Moreover, they know how to describe current

topic areas and research perspectives of cultural social analyses. They are able to critically

discuss constructions of identity in the context of social relationships of misjudgement

and recognition based on sociological identity theories and theoretical impulses from related

fields. They know how to identify and authentically reproduce central theses and lines of

reasoning. Moreover, they are able to apply theoretical concepts to empirical phenomena.

The question how social inequality can be analytically reconstructed, is a central question of sociologists. In these sociological debates concepts of intersectionality received increasingly more attention. What intersectionality means and how it can be implemented in an empirical way is very controversial: Opens the concept new approaches or is it a label for this (old and) known perspectives? In which relation is the concept to institutionally-scientific and / or critical-emancipatory research interest? What are the limits and ranges of individual and institutional levels of analysis? And is intersectionality a "heuristic device", a methodological framing or at least a critical reading strategy? In the light of these open questions, we will turn to micro-sociological (see. West / Window Maker 1995) and macro-sociological approaches (see. Klinger / Knapp 2007) of social inequality and intersectionality. The starting point are texts that focus on the individual embeddedness in power and domination. The texts do refer to the importance of inequality categories and / or structures , which can lead to discrimination and exclusion (eg Davis, 1981; Combahe River Collective 1981). Finally, we will explore, how to apply intersectional approaches in empirical research.








Learning content will be interactive mediated. Instead of classic lectures the focus will be on moderations /presentations (60 minutes; primaly work orders and work groups).


Moderation/Präsentation (Handout und/oder Prezi bzw. PowerPoint-Präsentation and Homework.



 Lutz, Helma; Herrera Viva, Maria Teresa; Supik, Linda (2012): Fokus. Intersektionalität. Bewegungen und Verortungen eines vielschichtigen Konzeptes. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

 Müller, Marion (2003): Geschlecht und Ethnie. Historische Bedeutungswandel, interaktive Konstruktion und Interferenzen. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag.





positive completion of the compulsory module according to § 5 Para 1 No 2.

not applicable

Attention! This lecture is incompatible with lecture no. 408102, as the dates overlap.

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Date Time Location
Fri 2017-03-24
14.00 - 16.15 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-05-06
10.00 - 17.15 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2017-06-30
10.00 - 17.00 SR 8 (Sowi) SR 8 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-07-01
10.00 - 17.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free