408304 VU Selected Topics in Sociology: Total Institutions - Greedy Institutions: On the Change of all-encompassing Access to the Individual

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408304
VU Selected Topics in Sociology: Total Institutions - Greedy Institutions: On the Change of all-encompassing Access to the Individual
VU 2
5
every 2 weeks
annually
German

Curr. 2021 § 5 (1) 15: 

Goffman’s concept of total institutions stimulated social processes of institutional criticism. Coser’s work regarding greedy institutions is less well known. Nevertheless, both authors address a potentially all-encompassing access to individuals. In contemporary society, one can observe diverse manifestations of such accesses: prisons, retirement homes, inpatient housing for people with disabilities, monasteries, psychiatric institutions, refugee homes and others can, on a broader scale, more or less be characterized by structural features of total institutions. Features of greedy institutions can be observed within squad facilities in top-class sports, spiritual-fundamentalist movements, extremist groups, as well as in companies or in science and art.
This lecture aims to examine manifestations of all-encompassing access to individuals in social change theoretically and empirically.

permanent interlinking of theoretical and empirical reflection on the topic: preparation and (written and oral) discussion of basic texts (individual and group work), small empirical research on a manifestation of total institutions including brief input on research results in the VU, short written reflection work on this
Participation in discussions / group work, preparation of the basic literature (including short written elaborations on this), empirical research and short input in VU, related short written reflection work

Coser, Lewis, 2015[1974]: Gierige Institutionen. Soziologische Studien über totales Engagement. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp.

Goffman, Erving, 1973[1961]: Asyle. Über die soziale Situation psychiatrischer Patienten und anderer Insassen. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp.

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Mon 2021-10-04
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12.00 - 15.45 SR 19 (Sowi) SR 19 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2021-10-04
12.00 - 15.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2021-10-18
12.00 - 15.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2021-11-15
12.00 - 15.45 SR 18 (Sowi) SR 18 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2021-11-15
12.00 - 15.45 SR 19 (Sowi) SR 19 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2021-11-15
13.00 - 15.45 HS 1 (Sowi) HS 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2021-11-29
12.00 - 15.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2021-12-13
12.00 - 15.45 HS I (Theologie) HS I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Mon 2022-01-10
12.00 - 15.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Mon 2022-01-24
12.00 - 15.45 HS I (Theologie) HS I (Theologie) Barrier-free