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230040 VO Sociological Theories: Overview and current Developments (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie

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Language: German

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Am 4.12.2019 ist ein Gastvortrag von Prof. Sighard Neckel geplant. Geänderter Hörsaal!

Wednesday 02.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 23.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 04.12. 16:45 - 19:30 Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 11.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Sociology is a multi-paradigmatic science. Increasing fragmentation and specialization concern also the development in sociological theory. Any attempt to integrate the various theoretical perspectives, without ignoring their historical origins, will fail if we do not accept the price of a too rough complexity reduction. The lecture therefore does not provide an overview of the current state of theories in sociology. Rather, it invites to critically examine a selection of newer approaches. In its first sessions, the course will introduce to the different meaning of "theory", and to the various ways to use this term in sociology. We then will present a series of theoretical approaches and contributions which enrich the theoretical debate in sociology, and which may stimulate the investigation of sociological research questions in a significant way, related in particular to the current dynamics and contradictions of social change.
Desciption of single sesssions:
Prof. Reinprecht:
- General introdcution
- basi idea and conceptual framework of the (pragmatic) sociology of critical judgment (Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thevenot)
- Zygmunt Bauman and his critique of modernity
Prof. Flecker:
- Principles and fields of application of Honneth's Theory of Recognition
- Solidarity as a basic concept of sociology: current conceptions and debates
Doz. Cyba:
Dr. Penz:
- Immaterial and affective labor in Postoperaist Theory (Hardt/Negri)
- Subject and power acc. to Michel Foucault

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Notenschlüssel: 19-20 Punkte: 1; 17-18 P.: 2; 14-16 P.: 3; 11-13 P.: 4; 0-10 P.: 5

Hinweis der SPL: Eine erschlichene Leistung (Schummeln) wird auf dem Sammelzeugnis als solche ausgewiesen und zählt als Prüfungsantritt.

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