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230176 SE Enacting the social: How the social sciences participate in "making up" contemporary societies (2011W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Blocklehrveranstaltung im Dezember 2011 und Jänner 2012

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 01.12. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Friday 02.12. 12:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 15.12. 14:30 - 18:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 12.01. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 26.01. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to reflect in an in depth manner how social sciences and contemporary societies are coproduced. In particular we will explore how different models and methods give shape to our understanding of social orders and potential societal developments and thus intervene how we live and make sense of our environment. Simultaneously models and methods are framed by societal expectations towards social science.

We will ask how social sciences - rather marginalized fields by Science and Technology Studies so far - can be observed and analyzed.
We will discuss how "the social" becomes a scientific entity, and how social scientific knowledge "in-the-making" is formed by practices, by "instruments", by locations, and last but not least by the humans who are making use of them, who interact, share some premises on their work, and decide which kinds of research questions are interesting enough to pursue.

In doing so, this seminar offers glances at the plurality of contemporary epistemic cultures and their respective methodological and discursive practices in social sciences. It is planned to focus on fields like economics, sociology, anthropology and psychology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar aims at establishing a sensitivity towards shared elements of scientific work as well as different knowledge production processes and styles in scientific research, dissemination and interaction, in order to enable the development and reflection of personal research interests and research questions within the master studies courses Science-Technology-Society. Beyond this, it is open to all students interested in knowledge production processes in the field of social sciences.

The seminar has a method oriented focus.

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