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„Living in a Risk Society – An Introduction to the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty”

Workshop with Jens O. Zinn (for doctoral students and postdocs of all disciplines) (engl./dt.), February 2, 9 – 12 am, Schlaues Haus Oldenburg

Sociological risk research is more important than ever at times of ongoing and worsening crises. How can we understand the social management of risks, uncertainties and social inequalities in a world in which the state of emergency has become the new normal? (Ulrich Beck) What theoretical offerings do sociological theories make? What are their strengths and weaknesses? The workshop provides an initial introduction to the key theories on risk and uncertainty such as Mary Douglas's work on risk and culture, Ulrich Beck's risk society and Foucault’s governmentality perspective.  

The workshop provides the opportunity to discuss your own scientific work and research projects and to what extent risk sociological perspectives could be helpful.  

Registration on the website of the University of Oldenburg

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