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Ethnography as Critical Exposure

Im Rahmen der gemeinsamen Lecture Series des Seminars für Ethnologie der Martin-Luther-Universität und des Max-Planck-Instituts für ethnologische Forschung laden die Veranstalter zum Vortrag von Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) am 10. Oktober 2017, 16.15 Uhr.

  • Date: 10.10.2017 – 10.10.2017
  • Institution: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
  • Location: Halle/ Saale / Deutschland
    • Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

      Ethnography as Critical Exposure


      Speaker's Abstract:

      Ethnographers expose social worlds to multiple audiences and, in doing so, expose themselves. How does this process take place? What is rendered visible and what is made intelligible? What remains ignored or untold? How much risk is potentially involved? How can critique be inserted in the ethnography, and how critical can it be for the ethnographer? These are some of the questions that will be addressed, based on ethnographic research conducted with police units and within a prison as well as on the study of cases drawn from the ethnographic literature.


      Didier Fassin is the James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and a Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Anthropologist, sociologist and physician, he has conducted ethnographic research in Senegal, South Africa, Ecuador, and France. Laureate of an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, he received the Gold Medal that is awarded every three years to an anthropologist at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. In 2016, he delivered the Tanner Lectures at Berkeley and the Adorno Lectures in Frankfurt. He often writes for Le Monde and Libération. Former vice-president of Médecins Sans Frontières, he is currently President of the French Medical Committee for Exiles. His recent publications include Humanitarian Reason. A Moral History of the Present (University of California Press, 2011), Enforcing Order. An Ethnography of Urban Policing (Polity, 2013), At the Heart of the State. The Moral World of Institutions (Pluto, 2015), Prison Worlds. An Ethnography of the Carceral Condition (Polity, 2016), Punir. Une passion contemporaine (Seuil, 2017) and Das Leben. Eine Kritische Gebrauchsanweisung (Suhrkamp, 2017).

       
      Das Kolloquium findet im großen Seminarraum des MPI für ethnologische Forschung, Advokatenweg 36, statt.

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