international conference - University of Bremen

Addressing (and) Inequality

Approaches to Subjectivation in Educational Science and beyond
Subjektivierungsforschung in den Erziehungswissenschaften und benachbarten Disziplinen


Die Konferenz erkundet die Spezifität und Reichweite von Subjektivierungsforschung (nicht allein) in der Erziehungswissenschaft. Das Subjektivierungstheorem erlaubt eine machttheoretische Auseinandersetzung jenseits der Dichotomie von Souveränität und Unterwerfung und verweist auf eine relationierte Subjektivität. Es steht wie kaum eine andere Denkfigur für das Versprechen, sich Subjekten und ihrem Handeln zuwenden zu können, ohne dabei gesellschaftliche Machtverhältnisse auszublenden, sondern sie gerade konsequent in ihrer Bedeutung für die Entwicklung von Subjektivität(en) in den (pädagogischen) Alltagspraktiken mitzudenken. Der Blick auf Anrufungen und Adressierungen ermöglicht dabei auch eine kritische Analyse pädagogischer Praktiken und Institutionen hinsichtlich Differenzkategorien wie sex, gender, class, race und dis/ability, über die Subjekte konstituiert und gesellschaftliche Ungleichheitsverhältnisse reaktualisiert und verfestigt werden.
Hier finden Sie weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung.

The conference aims to clarify the specificity and scope of research on subjectivation, especially but not exclusively in education. The concept of subjectivation allows for a theoretical engagement beyond the dichotomy of autonomy and subjection by emphasizing relational subjectivity. It conveys the promise of focusing on the subjects and their practices without disregarding social  power relations, but to consequently take those into consideration as a constitutive condition for subjects in (pedagogical) everyday practices. By highlighting processes of “addressing” – a central notion of subjectivation theory – it enables a critical analysis of pedagogical practices and institutions while taking into account categories like sex(ual orientation), gender, class, race or dis/ability, which work to constitute subjects while at the same time reproducing and perpetuating social inequalities.
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research school - University of Bremen

Rethinking Extractivist Capitalism – Interdisciplinary Autumn Research School

Extractivism – traditionally understood as the over-exploitation of natural resources – has led to irreversible environmental damage and the destruction of livelihoods across the globe. While these forms of primitive accumulation have historically been key to colonial exploitation of the Global South, we are currently witnessing an expansion of multiple forms of extractivism. Reimagined as a developmental and even emancipatory strategy, extractivism has increasingly been implemented by states, private firms, local and traditional authorities, and networks of experts in order to capture and distribute high rents, while in fact deepening legacies of colonial dependencies. However, extractivism has also extended beyond the plundering of raw materials to cultural or non-material resources, e.g. in the form of extensive tourism, or “data-mining”. Hence, today, extractivism has come to signify a global logic of current capitalist accumulation and valorisation which differs decisively from industrial capitalism. To secure the appropriation of rent, these different forms of extractivism are flanked by various violent and authoritarian state practices, often reinstating racist and (settler) colonial orders, erasing indigenous claims to land, large-scale dispossession and displacement, severe human rights violations, unsafe labour conditions, surveillance, and forced migration.

The six-day interdisciplinary Autumn Research School offers participants an outstanding programme with faculty members including Deval Desai, Michael Flitner, Michi Knecht, Sandro Mezzadra, Martin Nonhoff, Shalini Randeria, Ranabir Samaddar, Klaus Schlichte, Ingo H. Warnke and Ruth Wodak. It is composed of six content modules, plus a hands-on research design workshop module and includes lectures, Q&A-sessions, interactive small-group roundtable sessions, micro-group sessions, and plenary debate.

We invite applications from outstanding MA-students, PhD-candidates and postdoctoral researchers in political, social or cultural science, geography, linguistics, law, international relations or related disciplines. Participants are selected on the basis of the quality of their applications, which includes a letter of motivation, an academic CV and a brief research proposal connected to the topic of the autumn school.
Deadline for applications is 1 June 2021.
Please, find the online application form here

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the research school will be held online. In order to ensure a productive learning and working atmosphere, the programme is divided into a total of three sets of two consecutive days each: 9-10, 15-16 & 29-30 October 2021.

The Autumn School is organised by U Bremen Excellence Chair Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria, her Research Group „Soft Authoritarianisms“, her hosts Prof. Dr. Michi Knecht and Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke, and the collaborative research platform Worlds of Contradiction.
Due to this generous funding by the University of Bremen and Worlds of Contradiction, participants will not have to pay fees.

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digital conference - University of Bremen

Diskurs – multimodal

10. Jahrestagung des Tagungsnetzwerks ‚Diskurs – interdisziplinär‘


Das Tagungsnetzwerk ‚Diskurs interdisziplinär‘ bietet jährlich ein Forum, in dem die Per-spektive ‚Diskurs‘ fachspezifisch und fachübergreifend, disziplinär, transund interdisziplinär reflektiert und diskutiert wird. Diese Idee setzt voraus, dass eine zentrale, die Kultur, Sozialund Geisteswissenschaften verbindende Aufgabe in der Beschreibung und Er-klärung der Bedeutung von Diskursen und ihrer Funktionen in der Gesellschaft besteht.Gegenstand der 10. Jahrestagung istMultimodalitätin ihren vielfältigen empirischen und the-oretischen Aspekten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung interdisziplinärer Perspektiven.

Organisation: John Bateman, Heidrun Kämper, Simon Meier-Vieracker, Ingo H. Warnke