Johannes Marent

Johannes Marent
University of Vienna | UniWien · Institut für Soziologie

Dr. phil.

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Introduction
Johannes Marent (Dr. phil.); research assistant at the Institute of Sociology at University of Vienna. Fields of interest: science communication, media sociology, biographic analysis, participatory research
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - March 2020
Fachhochschule Joanneum
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • This course provides sound imagery expertise, creating a bridge between theory and practice. It focuses on the selection, analysis and documentation of different visual materials
November 2016 - October 2019
Universität Trier
Position
  • Faculty Member
Description
  • Successful application of the DFG Research Network "Transformative Images", Student advisor, Designing and conducting two research projects in the fields of Urban and Media Sociology, Teaching and supervising students in the MA and BA-program.
November 2015 - November 2016
Linzgau Kinder- und Jugendheim e.V.
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • Developing assistance services for unaccompanied minor refugees. Coaching and mentoring staff members. Project management and budgetary accounting.
Education
November 2019 - February 2020
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Field of study
  • Modern Management - Project Management
January 2008 - April 2019
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Sociology
October 2005 - January 2008
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (12)
Poster
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This research proposal aims to examine the effect of negative classifications (Lamont/Molnar 2002; Sutterluty/Neckel 2006) in the context of local conflicts about the symbolic order of space (Bourdieu 2018). Space is conceptualized as relational form (Löw 2016), constituted by an interplay of different actors and dimensions. In this regard, urban c...
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Since the so-called European 'refugee crisis', dealing with refugees is one of the most contested political issues in Europe. The fundamental question underlying political and public debates on the right of asylum is nothing less than: Who are we as a nation, a union or as western democratic states? Thereby, media images covering the arrival of ref...
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Bilder sind nicht lediglich Abbilder der sozialen Wirklichkeit, vielmehr wird diese zu einem erheblichen Ausmaß visuell erzeugt. Anhand des gegenwärtig medial geführten Diskurses über die „Europäische Flüchtlingskrise“ wird gezeigt wie Bilder Massen bewegen, politische Entscheidungsprozesse beeinflussen und sich auf die Lebenswelt der Geflüchteten...
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Im Rahmen des global geführten Wettbewerbs der Städte um Wissensarbeiterinnen, Touristen und Investoren intensiviert sich das Interesse am „Bild“ der Stadt. Stararchitektinnen und Marketingexperten sollen die Besonderheiten stilisieren und die Orte visuell unterscheidbar machen. Mit Bezug auf Anselm Strauss wird auch aus soziologischer Sicht auf di...
Book
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Bilder formen Vorstellungen von Städten. Sie rufen Assoziationen hervor und gestalten Diskurse. In einer die Stadtsoziologie mit der Visual Sociology verbindenden Perspektive rekonstruiert Johannes Marent die Symbolwelt Istanbuls anhand des Vergleichs verschiedener visueller Repräsentationsformen: Werbebilder für die Kulturhauptstadt Istanbul 2010,...
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This article focuses on the city “as a state of mind”, examining the ways in which everyday life in Istanbul is perceived and performed by its dwellers. Using the “participatory photo interview” as a research method, seventeen inhabitants of various urban districts, differing in age, sex and socio-economic scales, have been asked to consider the un...
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Within the global competition among cities for recognition the ‘image’ plays a significant role. Cities work carefully on their iconic representation to attract tourists, knowledge-workers and investors. Therefore, they have the challenge to create a coherent as well as a distinctive image. One can argue that the field of city marketing is today hi...
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Mit dem postindustriellen Wandel und damit verbundenen Städtekonkurrenzen wächst die Bedeutung bildlicher Selbstdarstellungen. Städte beobachten und thematisieren sich selbst (Reckwitz 2012a), sie arbeiten an ihrer ikonischen Unverwechselbarkeit. Stadtverwaltungen, Tourismusorganisationen und Wirtschaftsförderung streben an, öffentlich ein sowohl k...
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Städte tragen Namen. Namen evozieren Vorstellungen von einem Ganzen, einer Einheit, etwas Individuellem. Etwas zu benennen heißt, nicht nur Unterscheidungen und Abstände zu markieren, sondern auch: Eigenschaften zuzuschreiben. Die dem Alltagsbewusstsein geläufigen Formen der Zuschreibung bestimmter Züge sind vielfältig. Anleihen an Technik, Natur o...
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Background In the context of a regional (Vorarlberg/Austria) health promotion project, youth have explored their perspectives on health and wellbeing. These perspectives have been used to adapt and develop regional health programs towards the needs of youth target groups. Methods Photovoice was used as participatory research method. Forty-five youn...
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Das Konzept „Eigenlogik der Städte“ hat innerhalb der deutschsprachigen Stadtforschung zu heftigen Kontroversen geführt. Im Eigenlogikansatz geht es darum, das jeweils Spezifische der Städte in den Mittelpunkt zu rücken. Es soll geprüft werden, ob Städte eigene Strukturlogiken ausbilden und wie diese, so sie ermittelt werden können, das Denken und...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Since the so-called European 'refugee crisis', dealing with refugees is one of the most contested political issues in Europe. The fundamental question underlying political and public debates on the right of asylum is nothing less than: Who are we as a nation, a union or as western democratic states? Thereby, media images covering the arrival of refugees highly influenced the public opinion and the political agenda. This project analyses images on German and Austrian newspaper covers that accompanied the influx of refugees to Europe in 2015/16. Addressing the nexus between otherization and self-depiction it asks how national identities are negotiated and reaffirmed by images of refugees. The offered empirical approach will not follow up with the 'crisis' narrative and differentiate media images in bold categories like affirmative, alarmist, neutral etc. Rather, it asks how images of refugees (re)produce hegemonic order through symbolic legitimation practices. Using visual segment analysis (Breckner 2010) the analysis reconstructs the set of cultural representations that are processed in those images. Thereby it shows that the imagery addresses its readership as 'the people' and draws a strong contrast between them and the political leadership. The communicated images as well naturalizes a hierarchy between the 'us' (national community) and the 'other' (the refugee). Furthermore, the article shows that the idea of universal human rights is clearly avoided within the imagery as they particularize the right of entry and locate it by the goodwill of the national community.