Center for Interdisziplinary Research

ZiF Workshop

Distrust. Interdisciplinary, theoretical, methodical and empirical approaches to perception and practice

Date: 27 - 28 August 2015

Convenor: Olga Galanova

The conference set out to reestablish mistrust as distinct phenomenon and topic for the social sciences. By discussing various empirical forms and implementations of mistrust rather than abstract reasoning and conceptual definition the conference highlighted the self-reproductive and self-enforcing tendency of mistrust, the ways and mechanisms of its containment and control as well as the productive epistemic features of mistrust for diverse professional practices. It especially made clear that its phenomenal fuzziness provides mistrust with a remarkable conceptual openness and richness useful for further investigation.


Patrick Bresemann (Würzburg, GER), Stefanie Büchner (Potsdam, GER), Anna Demidova (Bielefeld, GER), Lutz Ebeling (Bielefeld, GER), Christiane Enkeler (Köln, GER), Eva-Maria Fehre (Bielefeld, GER), Tamara Frey (Göttingen, GER), Ulla Gläßer (Frankfurt (Oder), GER), Constantin Goschler (Bochum, GER), Ulla Gosmann (Herten, GER), Christoph Gusy (Bielefeld, GER), Justus Heck (Bielefeld, GER), Florian Henk (Braunschweig, GER), Wolfgang Imo (Essen, GER), David Jöckel (Jena, GER), André Kieserling (Bielefeld, GER), Julian Möhring (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Jeannie Moser (Berlin, GER), Florian Mühlfried (Jena, GER), Christoph Paret (Konstanz, GER), Ole Pütz (Bielefeld, GER), Geoffrey Raymond (Santa Barbara, USA), Christin Schafstädt (Tübingen, GER), Jan Schalk (Bochum, GER), Thomas Scheffer (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Lorenz Schulz (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Rainer Schützeichel (Bielefeld, GER), Martin K.W. Schweer (Vechta, GER), Ilya Utekhin (St. Petersburg, RUS), Daniel Witte (Bonn, GER), Christin Wohlrath (Konstanz, GER), Ramy Youssef (Bielefeld, GER)

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