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230033 FPR FPR Research Practice 1: Marienthal 2.0 (2017S)

Analyzing the deconstruction of wage labor in a small industrial community

6.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Das Forschungspraktikum ist eine "einjährige" Lehrveranstaltung, die in zwei aufeinander folgenden Semestern angeboten wird. Teil 2 baut inhaltlich und organisatorisch auf Teil 1 auf. Es ist verbindlich vorgesehen, beide Teile ein und desselben Forschungspraktikums zu absolvieren.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Für 4.4.2017 ist eine Exkursion nach Marienthal geplant (Dauer circa 9 bis 15 Uhr). Sollte diese Exkursion nicht zu Stande kommen, findet eine Lehrveranstaltungseinheit wie angegeben in H10 statt.

Tuesday 07.03. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 14.03. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 28.03. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 04.04. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 02.05. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 16.05. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 23.05. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 30.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 13.06. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 27.06. 10:15 - 13:15 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In 1930, the textile factory in Marienthal is closing; the research group around Marie Jahoda, Hans Zeisel and Paul F. Lazarsfeld examines and publishes how this shutdown impacts the town in their classic study "Die Arbeitslosen von Marienthal. Ein soziographischer Versuch über die Wirkungen langdauernder Arbeitslosigkeit“ ("Marienthal. The Sociography of an Unemployed Community"). In 2017, 87 years later, the chemical plant in the location of the former textile factory threatens to be closed. Within the research practice "Marienthal 2.0" we will pursue the question which economic, social and poltical consequences this closing can have for the town.

Starting from re-reading the original text, we address the question which research approaches and issues - regarding e.g. voting behaviour, political mobilisation or social cohesion - can be transferred onto today's context. Based on these reflections we develop a research design which will be conceptualised and realised in the course of two semesters.

Assessment and permitted materials

Documented participation in all work stages.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• Reading and literature research (20 %)
• Participation in dicussions (10 %)
• Development of a collecitve research design (20 %)
• Participation in an excursion (10 %)
• First stage of fieldwork (20 %)
• Written report (20 %)

The goal of the course is to acquire knowledge in the conceptualization of research questions and research designs, to practice methods in field work and data analysis, to write a research report and present the results publicly.

Examination topics

Reading list

Fleck, Christian (1990): Rund um „Marienthal“. Von den Anfängen der Soziologie in Österreich bis zu ihrer Vertreibung (Wien: Verl. für Gesellschaftskritik)
Jahoda, Marie/Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix/Zeisel, Hans (2009): Die Arbeitslosen von Marienthal: ein soziographischer Versuch über die Wirkungen langandauernder Arbeitslosigkeit ; mit einem Anhang zur Geschichte der Soziographie (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp)
Müller, Reinhard (2008): Marienthal: das Dorf – die Arbeitslosen – die Studie. Innsbruck ; Wien [u.a.] : Studien-Verl.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA BA 3 Forschungspraktikum 1

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