Forschung und Lehre im Bereich "Transregionalisierungsprozesse" widmet sich sozialen Prozessen aus der Perspektive einer global vergleichenden Kultursoziologie.

Unsere Schwerpunkte

Unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung überschreiten soziale Prozesse häufig nationale und regionale Grenzen. Soziale Praktiken, Subjektivitäten und Institutionen sind damit in multiple Räume und Machtverhältnisse eingebunden und durch diese geprägt. Die Forschung und Lehre im Bereich "Transregionalisierungsprozesse" widmet sich solchen sozialen Prozessen aus der Perspektive einer global vergleichenden Kultursoziologie. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt dabei auch den Gesellschaften des Globalen Südens sowie sozialen Dynamiken, die etablierte Aufteilungen der Welt in Frage stellen.

Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt ist von Oktober 2022 bis September 2023 Fellow der Kollegforschungsgruppe "Multiple Secularities: Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities". Im Wintersemester 2022/23 werden seine Lehrveranstaltungen von Dr. Florian Stoll, Dr. Caroline Meier zu Biesen und Anton Marchel übernommen. 

Kürzlich erschienen:

  • Burchardt, Marian (2020): Regulating Difference. Religious Diversity and Nationhood in the Secular West. Rutgers University Press.

"Transnational migration has contributed to the rise of religious diversity and has led to profound changes in the religious make-up of society across the Western world. As a result, societies and nation-states have faced the challenge of crafting ways to bring new religious communities into existing institutions and the legal frameworks. Regulating Difference explores how the state regulates religious diversity and examines the processes whereby religious diversity and expression becomes part of administrative landscapes of nation-states and people’s everyday lives. Arguing that concepts of nationhood are key to understanding the governance of religious diversity, Regulating Difference employs a transatlantic comparison of the Spanish region of Catalonia and the Canadian province of Quebec to show how processes of nation-building, religious heritage-making and the mobilization of divergent interpretations of secularism are co-implicated in shaping religious diversity. It argues that religious diversity has become central for governing national and urban spaces." (Rutgers University Press)

Sommersemester 2024

Kultur und Gesellschaft
06-002-130-1 / 130-1-W

Vorlesung
Kultur und Gesellschaft (06-002-130-1 | 130-1-W)

Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt
Dienstag, wöchentlich 11:15 – 12:45 Uhr
NSG, SR 126
Beginn: 02.04.2024

Seminar
Kultur und Gesellschaft (06-002-130-1)

Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt
Dienstag, wöchentlich 15:15 – 16:45 Uhr
GWZ, H2 0.10
Beginn: 02.04.2024

Ausführliche Informationen zu unseren aktuellen Veranstaltungen finden Sie im kommentierten Vorlesungsverzeichnis (ab Mitte Februar 2024):

VORLESUNGSVERZEICHNIS


Wintersemester 2023/24

Politische Soziologie der Gegenwart
06-002-209-3

Vorlesung
Politische Soziologie der Gegenwart

Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt
Dienstag, wöchentlich 11:15 – 12:45 Uhr
GWZ, Beethovenstr. 15, Raum H2 1.15
Beginn: 16.10.2023

Seminar
Politische Soziologie der Gegenwart

Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt
Dienstag, wöchentlich 15:15 – 16:45 Uhr
GWZ, Beethovenstr. 15, Raum H2 1.15
Beginn: 16.10.2023


Sommersemester 2023

Im Sommersemster 2023 übernimmt Dr. Johannes Becker die Vertretung der Professur im Bereich Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transregionalisierungsprozesse.

Kultur und Gesellschaft
06-002-130-1 / 130-1-W

Vorlesung
Kultur und Gesellschaft

Dr. Johannes Becker
Dienstag, wöchentlich 11:15 – 12:45 Uhr
NSG, SR 102
Beginn: 04.04.2023

Seminar A
Kultur und Gesellschaft

Dr. Caroline Meier zu Biesen
Dienstag, wöchentlich 15:15 – 16:45 Uhr
NSG, SR 102
Beginn: 04.04.2023

Seminar B
Kultur und Gesellschaft

Dr. Johannes Becker
Dienstag, wöchentlich 17:15 – 18:45 Uhr
NSG, SR 102
Beginn: 04.04.2023

Ausführliche Informationen zu unseren Veranstaltungen finden Sie in unserem Archiv der kommentierten Vorlesungsverzeichnisse.


Wintersemester 2022/23

Politische Soziologie der Gegenwart
06-002-209-3

Vorlesung
Politische Soziologie der Gegenwart

Dr. Florian Stoll
Dienstag, wöchentlich 11:15 – 12:45 Uhr
GWZ, Beethovenstr. 15, Raum 2115
Beginn: 11.10.2022

Seminar
Politicial sociology of the present

Dr. Caroline Meier zu Biesen
Dienstag, wöchentlich 15:15 – 16:45 Uhr
GWZ, Beethovenstr. 15, Raum 2115
Beginn: 11.10.2022

Dr. Caroline Meier zu Biesen

Dr. Caroline Meier zu Biesen

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transregionalisierungsprozesse
INTERIM-Staatsanwalts.LPZ
Straße des 17. Juni 2
04107 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 97-30346

Forschungsprojekte

“Off the Grid”: Infrastructures, Processes of Spatialization, and Drones in Africa

Starting from the rapid proliferation of the civil use of drones, the project enquires about the scopes of action that emerge from the development, the use, and the practical appropriation of new technical infrastructures in Africa. It also analyses the societal consequences as well as the spatial formats that are engaged, appropriated, and possibly modified. Drones are complex technical systems that link up territorialized and non-territorialized spatial formats. This occurs due to the technologically new visual opening of spaces through which new elements and methods of spatial imaginations are provided.

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Pandemic Space: Understanding Quarantine and Responsibilization in Times of Corona

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 crisis to be a global pandemic. Occurring in a moment in which ever-expanding flows of people, goods, and information – generally subsumed under the term globalization – seemed inevitable, public health measures enacted from the international to the local level brought these flows to a sudden halt. Border closures, the isolation of cities, and the necessity to quarantine those (suspected to be) infected with the virus revealed the relationship between people and contagious pathogens to be inherently spatial. While broader restrictions of movement tend to be enacted through direct forms of state power, everyday social distancing relies more heavily on appeals to citizens’ responsibility towards themselves and other members of society. The DFG funded project Pandemic Space: Understanding Quarantine and Responsibilization in Times of Corona aims to investigate these points of convergence, where spatial phenomena such as quarantine and discourses surrounding responsibility generate pandemic spaces.

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Fluctuation in industrializing developing countries in West Africa (Ghana). New dynamics of employment biographies

Why do workers in Ghana change their jobs? Which economic, sociocultural, and other aspects are the determiners? The project investigates the forms and causes of labour turnover in the industrial clusters in Ghana. Our empirical focus includes the food processing sector, textile, automobile manufacturing and other fields. These are part of the initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition” and the “Marshall Plan with Africa”, which emerged from the G20 Africa Partnership, and are funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Globalizing Sociological Theory: Qualitative Research and Theory Building from the South

The research network seeks to advance sociological theory building that is based on qualitative research in societies of the global South. By initiating scholarly exchanges and collaborations among sociologists from Europa, Africa, Latin America and Asia it contributes to interrogating ongoing Western-centrisms and to advancing self-reflexive sociological concepts that account for societies’ increasing transregional entanglements under the global condition. Over the last decades, there have been sustained and mounting critiques of the ways in which efforts in sociological theory continue to be predominantly based on premises, heuristics, and concepts of Western origin and on research carried out in Western societies while at the same time claiming universal validity. In particular, scholars committed to postcolonial theories have criticized the fact that Western sociological theories bear the imprint of very particular historical trajectories towards modernity, fail to account for the West’s historical entanglement with other world regions and fail to interrogate their own constitutive embeddedness in colonial histories and postcolonial conjunctures. These postcolonial critiques have provided valuable and welcome insights into unexamined ideological assumptions of Western sociological theory. However, the task to make good on the promise of global sociology to offer theoretical tools for understanding contemporary, globally entangled social worlds via theory building based on empirical research in the Global South is still ahead. In this network, we seek to advance theory building through systematic comparisons of the research results of network members in three fields of research: (1) health, gender and sexuality, (2) families, biographies and generation, and (3) space, architecture and urbanism. While taking into account and critically discussing relevant strands of research such as historical comparative macro-sociology, development sociology and studies on transnationalism we aim to go beyond these by carving out a specific terrain of transregional social theory.

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Global Qualitative Sociology Network

This network seeks to advance innovations in sociological theory based on transregional analysis and qualitative research in the social worlds of the Global South.

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