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The design of office spaces and office architecture has received increased attention over the last decades. However, studies on work organisations predominantly approach the design of work environments from an instrumentalist perspective in which spatial configurations are strategically deployed in order to optimise work performances and increase p...
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the notion of “infection drivers” (Infektionstreiber) has gained currency in German discourse on school closings. This paper traces its discursive origins and its typical usage, using two twitter-corpora. The analysis indicates that the term is not so much used to name driving forces in the dynamics of the pande...
Konzeptionelle und wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für Multiplikator*innenschulungen zur demokratiefördernden Elternarbeit, die im Rahmen des Projektes „Demokratisch. Gemeinsam. Wachsen. Eltern als Partner*innen der Demokratieförderung“ entwickelt werden. https://ifak-bochum.de/degewa/
Today we witness a variety of attacks on the different forms of research. Opposing these attacks against scientists, journalists and artists, the demand for a freedom of research is an important common ground for organizing solidarity and publicly denouncing repres-sion, intimidation and manipulation. However, the notion of freedom of research is a...
In organization studies, office architecture is mostly seen as an instrument for control and productivity. By taking into account the temporality of architecture within labour relations, an imagined dimension of the organization’s built space comes to the fore. For a better understanding of this dimension, this chapter turns to architectural theory...
A Working Paper is a first-draft-journal paper or contribution, a research report, a workshop presentation or an essay. Generally speaking, it should have the potential of a full quality paper that is in progress. This can be detailed and formulated by the author(s) within the paper (footnotes) or in an appendix including questions, open points, di...
The chapter analyses how office space is made aesthetically relevant in the employees practices. It sketches a concept of aesthetization as practical accomplishment.
Berichtsessay zur Tagung „Vom Ende der Geschichte her. Geschichtspolitische Überlegungen anlässlich des 75. Todestages von Walter Benjamin“, Mainz, 23.–24. Oktober 2015, in: sopos 2/2016, 1–11.
The book offers a performative analysis of hegemony within the discourse on international terrorism after the death of Osama bin Laden. It takes up the poststructuralist perspective of the Essex School of discourse analysis, expanding it by pragmatic approaches to discourse. The leading questions are: How is the death of bin Laden constituted as a...
Das Projekt entwickelt Schulungen für Multiplikator*innen, um systematisch demokratiefördernde Aspekte in der Elternarbeit stark zu machen. Neben der familiären Erziehung spielt eine demokratische Partizipation von Eltern an Bildungs- und Betreuungsinstitutionen eine maßgebliche Rolle. Um eine Begegnung auf Augenhöhe zu ermöglichen, müssen institutionelle Barrieren der Elternbeteiligung abgebaut werden. Zudem bedarf es einer Berücksichtigung und Anerkennung der Diversität demokratischer Familienkulturen. https://ifak-bochum.de/degewa/
1) Special Issue of Working Paper Series 2) eWorkshop 3) Special Issue or Volume on Discourse of Covid-19 Pandemic Corona crisis is a discursive phenomenon. Its meaning is negotiated every day in different arenas of language production. Discourse researchers are to unravel the discursive practices which make sense of pandemic and analyse the emerging social change.
This project bundles ongoing research activity on political discourse, bringing together poststructuralist approaches to discourse studies with approaches stemming from a pragmatist tradition. The overreaching interest of this research is to develop instruments for the micrology of political discourses, which allow to address both the local accomplishment and the global dynamics of politics.