Marie Grasmeier

Marie Grasmeier
Universität Bremen | Uni Bremen · Scoial Anthropology and Cultural Research

Bachelor of Arts
Nautical expert and Maritime Education and Training Coordinator at a maritime search and rescue organisation.

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Introduction
Marie Grasmeier is social anthropologist with a primary research interest in maritime studies and social theory. She currently works as a nautical expert and maritime education and training coordinator in the ship management department of a maritime search and rescue organisation.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - present
Universität Bremen
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2007 - October 2014
Universität Bremen
Field of study
  • Cultural Studies and Gender Studies

Publications

Publications (19)
Book
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Maritime spaces are socially constructed by humans and refer to seas and islands, coasts, port cities and villages, as well as ships and other human-made marine structures. Social interaction with marine environments and living beings, e.g. in a symbolic, cultural or economic manner, has led to the emergence of spatial structures which affect the k...
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Maritime spaces are socially constructed by humans and refer to seas and islands, coasts, port cities and villages, as well as ships and other human-made marine structures. Social interaction with marine environments and living beings, e.g. in a symbolic, cultural or economic manner, has led to the emergence of spatial structures which affect the k...
Book
This volume makes a contribution to the fields of "trans*" and "intersex* studies", which are still quite young in the German-speaking world. It takes a decidedly psychiatric, medical and normativity-critical perspective on trans* and intersex. In doing so, it illuminates these two phenomena in different disciplines. What the contributions have in...
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In this chapter, we analyse the discourse on the medical treatment of transgender adolescents in the German print media. Using the example of the controversy about puberty blockers, we show how conservative positions portray deviations from the cis-normative gender order as a "fashion" and "zeitgeist phenomenon" and thus attempt to delegitimise acc...
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Deadline: 30.04.2021 Wir möchten Euch hiermit einladen, Euch an unserer nächsten Tagung mit einem Beitrag zum Thema Inter- und/oder Transgeschlechtlichkeiten zu beteiligen. Diese Einladung richtet sich an alle, die wissenschaftlich oder auch praktisch zu diesen Themen arbeiten. Wichtig sind uns dabei Herangehensweisen, die solidarisch sind und int...
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RS05-Maritime Sociology Dear maritime researchers, we will organise the research stream "Maritime Sociology" during the 15th ESA Conference in Barcelona next year. We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our stream: http://www.conftool.pro/esa2021 The deadline for abstract submissions will be 15 February 2021. Coordinators: Agnies...
Presentation
Die Seefahrt gilt als ein typischer „Männerberuf“. Vor diesem Hintergrund werde ich über Erfahrungen von Seefrauen in diesem Feld sprechen und danach fragen, wie diese Erfahrungen mit einem frauenfeindlichen Diskurs innerhalb der Branche in Verbindung stehen. Schließlich werde ich Beispiele dafür diskutieren, wie Gender die Handlungsfähigkeit der S...
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In my doctoral research, drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, I explored processes of occupational boundary-work among seafarers on global merchant ships. In this presentation, I will focus on the significance of everyday practices of discipline and the effects these practices have on seafarers’ everyday life. The workplace organisation on these ship...
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[English version below] In meinem Vortrag geht es um die Frage, was das Schiff als sozialen Ort oder Raum auszeichnet. Dazu werde ich verschiedene Konzepte einführen und diskutieren, welche Sozialwissenschaftler*innen verwendet haben, um über das Leben auf Schiffen nachzudenken: die Theorie der Totalen Institution von Erving Goffman, Heide Gerstenb...
Conference Paper
In my doctoral research project I explore the construction of occupational identities in everyday interactions among seafarers on internationally crewed merchant ships. In terms of class – in the sense of a form-analytical concept of class as developed in Marx’ Critique of Political Economy – the seafarers all share the identity of being members of...
Presentation
In den letzten Jahren wuchs die mediale Aufmerksamkeit gegenüber Kindern und Jugendlichen mit einer Geschlechtsidentität, die nicht dem Geburtsgeschlecht entspricht, stetig. Erfahrungsberichte, Interviews und Reportagen in Online-Magazinen, Fernsehprogrammen und vielen weiteren Medien ermöglichen einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit Zugang und wichtige I...
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The notion „déformation professionelle“ was coined by the Belgian sociologist Daniel Warnotte and refers to a tendency of occupational role bearers to unconsciously apply certain occupational habits to other, non-work situational frames in dysfunctional ways. As socially inappropriate behaviour, this may then lead to irritations, for example in cas...
Chapter
The aim of this contribution is to illustrate essential aspects of the epistemic process taking place in a peer intervision group and to show the opportunities and limits offered by the method. I do so by means of examples from my research project about the occupation culture in the global merchant shipping industry. Im vorliegenden Beitrag möchte...
Article
Tagungsbericht in der Zeitschrift für Volkskunde. Symposium an der Universität Bremen, 20. − 21. Juni 2014.

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Questions (7)
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Dear colleagues,
can anybody recommend a free quantitative survey software with full functionality?
Many thanks and best wishes,
Marie
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Does anybody know how many people work as dock workers in the narrow sense (stevedores, lashers, tally persons, etc.) worldwide and how many people work in jobs directly dependent on the port industry? I did some research on this question but could not find any source.
Many thanks :-)
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Does anybody know if I can add a book to my RG profile of which I am the editor, but not the author? I could not find any suitable option.
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Can anybody recommend an interesting ethnographic paper on sex workers or related fields? I will be teaching an introductory course on the anthropology of labour and still looking for a good read on that topic.
Many thanks in advance,
Marie
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When adding your research to your profile, you can choose between several publication types. If, for example, I had a presentation at a conference but also had to submit a paper which was distributed among the participants but not published in a proceedings volume: does it fit the categorie "conference paper" oder "presentation"?
Many thanks :-)

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The goal of our study is to analyse and compare biographical narratives of different gender-detransitioned individuals and thereby to increase understanding and to shed light on the processes leading up to individual decisions to transition and detransition. Our preliminary research on the topic shows that many misconceptions about detransitioning exist in the trans activist and scientific community, as well as in transphobic circles (especially Christian conservative). Moreover, the topic of detransitioning is often instrumentalised politically from both trans-affirmative as well as transphobic sides. We aim to debunk these myths and show the complexity and diversity of narratives of detransition. In the scientific literature, there is only minimal discussion of detransition and/or desistance. Mental health and medical providers often have a tendency to regard specific outcomes as failures or misdiagnosis in a black and white manner, or their personal concept of gender interferes with their treatment. We hope that our research can contribute to developing a deeper understanding of detransitioners’ biographies and to the future improvement of medical and psychological counselling, diagnosis and treatment. The project is planned to proceed in three phases: In the first phase, we conduct an explorative study based on the content analysis of some 30 YouTube channels where people talk about their experiences of gender transition and detransition. In the second phase, we will follow up on the findings of the exploratory study by conducting in-depth interviews with detransitioned/ detransitioning individuals and analysing the data with a more depth-hermeneutic approach. In the third phase, we plan to test the findings of the qualitative research by a quantitative survey to provide evidence-based knowledge for the improvement of the medical and psychological practice.
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Within the last years, media attention for children and adolescents with a gender identity not matching their sex category assigned at birth has risen constantly. Case studies, interviews and reports in online-magazines, television programmes and many other media give a wider public access to information about the topic. Widespread print media as well as medical professional journals like the “Deutsches Ärzteblatt” [German Medical Journal] cover the topic with contributions of experts who committed themselves to the treatment of young people with “deviant gender identities”. It is striking, however, that in the medical specialist media predominantly those specialists and opinions are represented that can be regarded as “conservative”. Accordingly, transgender identities are talked about as “social contagion” and a “trend” or “hype” is postulated that is assumed to spread from social media and peer-groups. The “Ärzte Zeitung” [Medic’s News] even writes about being trans* as a “fashion”. The readers of “Deutsches Ärzteblatt” are dissuaded from administering so called puberty blockers. The assumption behind this stance is that those drugs would hamper psycho-sexual development and could therefore lead to an early determination and consolidation of trans*-identification. The data and scientific basis referenced by those “gate keepers”, however, do not bear up against scientific evaluation. For instance, questionable study cohorts are constructed, outdated sexual-psychological hypotheses are cited and data are used that are now even doubted by the original authors. By its eye-catching representation, the conservative position is suggested to be the general expert opinion, even though many doctors and psychologists take a rather sceptical stance. In the new medical guidelines for the endocrinologic treatment of trans*children and adolescents currently under development, for example, blocking of unwanted puberty is still considered. Outsiders to the closer expert circles, who base therapy on “gender affirmation”, however, are conveyed a thoroughly different picture. In our article, we will approach the issue with a methodical toolkit derived from “critical discourse analysis” to answer the following questions: How do different social actors in the field talk about the topic on different discourse layers and which positions are represented on which layer? What may be the consequences of this discourse for the medical and therapeutic care for the concerned children and adolescents? How can the discourse be made more accessible and comprehensible to a wider public in order to establish a counterbalance to the conservative voices? How can research contribute to this endeavour?
Project
Understand how seafarers construct their occupational identities in everyday interaction under the conditions of the contemporary, globalized industry.