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02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations

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Hauptschule
Seminar
english language

The social sciences and the humanities have witnessed an emotional transformation since the 1990s. Emotions are conceptualised as social constructions, as bodily practices institutionalised in specific emotional arrangements and regimes. In the transformation of modern societies we encounter shifts of such emotional regimes in both the private and the public sphere. Our perspective aims to understand social, economic and political relations and institutions by integrating emotions, affects and bodily dimensions in the analysis. The seminar will investigate the role of emotions in different domains, such as labour relations, political discourse, mobilisation and organisations, gender relations. Our aim will be to answer the question why emotions are of importance in contemporary western societies.

Principal Investigator, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna
Professor, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna

Dr. Otto PENZ

Principal Investigator, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna

Doctorate, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1987
1988-1989
2000-2012
2013

Dr. Birgit SAUER

Professor, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna

Student of Political Science and German Literature, Tübingen and Free University of Berlin/West Staatsexamen PhD (Dissertation), Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin Habilitation in Political Science, University of Vienna Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Ralf Rytlewski, Free University Berlin Highschool teacher, Berlin West Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Ralf Rytlewski, Free University Berlin Assistant Professor, Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin Visiting Professor, Kon-Kuk-University in Seoul Visiting Professor, University of Klagenfurt Assistant Professor, institute for Sociology, University Freiburg
 Education
1976-1984
1984
1993
 
 Professional positions
2000
1985-1985
1985-1986
1987
1987-1992
1993-1994
1994
1995-1996
 Since 2010 Speaker of the Graduate School "Gender, Violence and Agency in the Era of Globalization", University of Vienna
 Since 2011 Director of the Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
 Since 2001 Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary