408221 SE Life World - Life Forms 2

winter semester 2019/2020 | Last update: 04.11.2019 Place course on memo list
408221
SE Life World - Life Forms 2
SE 2
5
weekly
annually
German

The module provides an overview of the main topics and current research issues of a special sociology (e.g. sociology of consumption, urban sociology). Students learn about the development of the respective research field and key theoretical concepts and perspectives in the context of the broader sociological tradition. Students can evaluate and discuss the relevance and importance of sociological perspectives and interpretative-qualitative, cultural sociological research approaches in the context of these research fields. They are able to compare and evaluate positions within the debates in these fields of knowledge. Students are encouraged to apply the insights gained to other contexts and to develop new research questions. 

This seminar provides an overview of the key themes and perspectives of the sociology of consumption. It deals with capitalism and the commodity form, the history of ideas and cultural semantics around consumption and welfare. The role of consumption for processes such as social inclusion/exclusion, emulation and distinction, group formation and individualization will be studied through exemplary theoretical and empirical analyses. The seminar will also cover praxeological perspectives on material culture and on the change of practices and habits, in particular with regards to the impact of climate change and the digitalization of the economy on different areas of consumption.

 

Discussion, group work, inputs by students

 

seminar input, handout, written seminar paper

 

Molotch, Harvey (2005): Where Stuff Comes From. New York: Routledge.

Trentmann, Frank (2016): Empire of things. London: Allen Lane.

 


 

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

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Date Time Location
Tue 2019-10-08
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-10-15
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-10-22
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-10-29
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-11-05
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-11-12
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-11-19
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-11-26
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-12-03
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-12-10
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2020-01-07
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2020-01-14
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2020-01-21
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2020-01-28
16.00 - 17.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free