Harald Welzer's scientific contributions

Publications (11)

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In November 2001, as the world still reeled from the attack on the Twin Towers, German historian Sonke Neitzel discovered an extraordinary cache of documents from the Second World War. The documents were the transcripts of German prisoners of war talking among themselves in prisoner of war camps, and secretly recorded by the allies. In these appare...
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Issues concerning history and the construction of images of the past have always been of importance for the self-identification of individuals, social groups, governing institutions, states, and especially nations. Currently, two trends can be noticed, which may seem antagonistic, but actually condition and shape each other: renegotiating and redef...
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Der Sozialwissenschaftler Claus Leggewie hat zahlreiche politische und wissenschaftliche Debatten in der Bundesrepublik und Europa angestoßen oder maßgeblich beeinflusst. Nicht selten bewies er dabei ein hervorragendes Gespür für zentrale Themen unserer Zeit, etwa mit seinen Überlegungen zur multikulturellen Gesellschaft, dem Blick auf Generations-...
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The dynamics of anthropogenic climate change is not merely a question of natural processes, but first and foremost, a question of economy, society, and culture. The humanities are therefore crucial to analyzing issues like migration, new risks because of extreme weather events, violent conflict, and the impact of global warming on political stabili...
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Die Sozialpsychologie widmet sich der wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung des Zusammenspiels von sozialer Interaktion, Sozialstruktur sowie individuellem Handeln und Erleben (vgl. Troyer & Youngreen 2004). Als Teildisziplin der Psychologie steht die Erforschung der Gesetzmäßigkeiten menschlichen Erlebens und Verhaltens im Zentrum ihres Interesses, jedo...
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Die gesamte Bandbreite der Gedächtnisforschung. Ausgehend von den neurologischen und psychologischen Grundlagen betrachtet das Handbuch die vielfältigen Formen des Gedächtnisses darunter das autobiografische, das kollektive, das kommunikative und das soziale Gedächtnis. Einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bildet die unterschiedliche Repräsentation von Gedäc...

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... While many empirical studies focus on the rise and decline of discourse activities, some critics have questioned the relevance of climate change discourses at all. For instance, even scholars of cultural studies such as [3] call for a "return from the world of discourses and systems back to the actions and strategies with which social beings try to manage their existence". Such a perspective implies that policy problems are seen as objectively given and self-evident, without any need to be collectively defined and represented. ...
... The rationale for using these sources, in many cases, is that the individuals concerned are hard-toaccess (Acharya and Muldoon, 2017;Hamdar, 2014). There have also been a number of very useful collations of wartime letters, diaries and oral histories although such volumes have not been directly related to PCS and its academic debates (see, for example, Aleksievich, 2018; Kempowski, 2020;Neitzel, 2012). The absence of military memoirs and personal diaries, especially those by rank-and-file combatants, from PCS is somewhat incongruent with the increased interest in the experiential, the everyday, and the local. ...
... Sustainable development as a concept emerged in the 1970s and, according to the World Commission on Environment and Development, can be defined as "the economic process that meets the needs of present generations without compromising that of future generations, ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social welfare" [1]. Despite the differences in socio-cultural, economic, and environmental factors between regions and countries, there is a common need to move from an unsustainable production model to a sustainable and equitable one [2,3]. It is a global challenge that since 2015 has been reflected in the agenda of the United Nations by the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and driven by UNESCO, which promotes programs to strengthen education, lifelong learning, mobilize knowledge for sustainable development, and to address social problems to build inclusive knowledge societies, among many others. ...