Konferenzen – Workshop

Mind the Gap! Problematizing Social Gaps and Ethnographic Knowledge

Keynote lecture by Ida Susser (NYC): The new populism in the U.S.: Ethnography on the margins. Workshop with Moritz Ege (Göttingen), Kerstin Poehls (Hamburg), Thomas Bürck (Hamburg), Marion Hamm (Klagenfurt, t.b.c.), Simon Zeitler (München)

  • Zeitraum: 27.04.2017 – 28.04.2017
  • Institution: HafenCity Universität Hamburg
  • Ort: Hamburg / Deutschland
  • Anmeldung bei: mindthegap[at]kulturdermetropole.de
  • Kontakt: Alexa Färber, Inga Reimers and Yuca Meubrink

Two elections broadened the public discourse on democracy with a new narrative in 2016: the result of the Brexit in the UK as well as the outcome of the presidential election in the US have been interpreted in a critical introspection as signs of a gap between actors of the public discourse and a part of the population which has been underrepresented and therefore misunderstood. Among other assessments and evaluations, it is this self-critical call of a “loss of contact”, which seems interesting and at the same time problematic from an ethnographic point of view. That is why we want to organize this workshop.

Journalists of the qualitative media were primarily the ones who formulated this narrative and who self-critically attested themselves a lack of knowledge regarding the outcome of the elections as well as a “co-responsibility” in misjudging the electorate. Thus, this is above all a self-critical analysis of these journalists themselves. It can, however, also be read as a call to other intellectuals to reassess their analyses in relation to this formulated gap.

This articulation of a gap raises different questions especially for disciplines that use ethnography as the main research method such as European Ethnology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, which deals with both the life experiences of the socially "other" as well as the internal and external ascriptions and dominant constructions of the "other": Which gaps exist in ethnographic research with regard to social milieus and questions? What is the relationship between ethnographic knowledge and the democratic processes of social representation? How is ethnographic knowledge integrated into media coverage and political decision-making processes and which potentials can be increased? Is the problem description of splitting societies at all accurate? Which other problem descriptions can be possibly applied?

Mind the Gap!

Problematizing Social Gaps and Ethnographic Knowledge

Program:

27th of April 2017: 6.30pm

  • Keynote lecture by Ida Susser (NYC): The new populism in the U.S.: Ethnography on the margins.

28th of April 2017: 10:00am - 4.30pm

  • Workshop with Moritz Ege (Göttingen), Kerstin Poehls (Hamburg), Thomas Bürck (Hamburg), Marion Hamm (Klagenfurt, t.b.c.), Alexandra Schwell (Klagenfurt)


 

If you would like to attend, please send a non-binding registration
 

Weiterführende Links:

https://www.hcu-hamburg.de/bachelor/kultur-der-metropole/

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