Call for Papers | Applications - Part 59

posted by PP on 2006/01/15 14:13

[ Call for Papers | Applications ]

The First Marburg Spring School (06.-10.03.2006), organized by the Center for Conflict Studies, will be dedicated towards Ethnic Conflicts.
Based on a broad reading of different theories of ethnicity, ranging from Max Weber to constructivism, we will reconstruct the dynamics of ethnic conflicts as self-sustaining systems equipped with their own inner rationale. Based on perspectives in sociology, political science, psychology, and cultural anthropology we will tackle questions like: What do observers and participants mean by calling a social phenomenon ethnic? Why are ethnic discourses so often used to describe group conflicts? What are typical trajectories of ethnic conflicts? What types of ethnic settings stabilize a given social order and which promote the escalation of ethnic conflicts?
The seminar is designed for Ph.D. students in the social sciences who work on ethnic conflicts. It employs two pedagogical methods: on the one hand, experienced teachers from various fields will give an overview of various disciplinary approaches and highlight potential routes for transdisciplinary research; on the other hand, advanced doctoral students are encouraged to work together in small groups to discuss their own research projects.

Potential topics to be analyzed include:

  • Political Science (Ethnic conflicts – An assessment of old and new theories of ethnic inter-group struggle; Ethnic community-building as a means for political mobilization; Ethnicity and political culture)
  • Sociology (The shifting ethnic group structure in Europe and North America; Ethnicity and race – Competing or supplementing terms?; Ethnicity and the nation state)
  • Social Psychology (Social identity and ethnicity; Group conflicts and violence)
  • Cultural Anthropology (Why, when and how are conflicts “ethnified”?; Construction of (ethnic) identity in popular media)

For questions on the Spring School, please contact the Center for Conflict Studies.

For applications, please use the online application system.

Further contact information:
Center for Conflict Studies
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
Phone: + 49 64 21 / 28 24 915 (Dr. Kerstin Zimmer) or +49 64 21 / 28 24 444 (S. Rein, G. Fischer)


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