Lecture: “Crisis and Consciousness in Communicative Capitalism”
As part of the Marxist Labour Week anniversary, Jodi Dean will give a talk on 23.05.2023 (06:00 p.m.) in which she will talk about the systemic crisis of capitalism. The event will be held in English. For more information, please see the flyer.
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath has published a guest article in the Frankfurter Rundschau on “Nutzen wir die Freiheit”. He argues that a productivity boost through AI opens up the opportunity to realise an unconditional basic income for all.
The conference report on the event “Transformations of Property in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe: Reconfigurations of Ownership and Alternatives to Private Property” by subproject B07 has been published on H-Soz-Kult and is available under the following link.
In the subproject B04, there is a vacancy for a research assistant for a limited period of 6 months from 01.07.2023. The application deadline is 14.05.2023. For further information, please see the following link.
The SFB welcomes Cecilia Rikap for her Fellowship. In the next few days, two events will take place within the framework of this fellowship. On 02 May a training workshop will take place with her and on 05 May she will give a guest lecture. She will also participate in the colloquium programme this week.
Participation of SFB researchers in the Nucleus Jena project
Marlen van den Ecker was a guest at the Weizenbaum Forum of the Weizenbaum Institute as an expert on intellectual property, on the topic: Beyond Reality - Metaverse and the Platform Society. In the podcast, the following questions, among others, are clarified: What is the metaverse all about? What are the effects of the metaverse on society, democracy, the rule of law and the economy.
Call for Papers
For the workshop “Property and Property Policies in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic” by TP A04.
For information on the guiding questions of the workshop, as well as on how to submit abstracts, please see the following link.
Guest Essay by Silke van Dyk in Frankfurter Rundschau
Thefundamentalpatternsofdistributive,property,andinfrastructuralpoliciesentaila"redistributionfromthebottomtothetop,"SilkevanDykobserves in her guest essay.
Event information “Questions of Socialization”
Mini-Workshop organised by Jacob Blumenfeld.
The question concerning the socialization of housing, energy, transportation, health care, and the workplace has returned to the political debate in Germany and beyond. But what is the theoretical background to this concept of socialization?
To receive the papers and attend the workshop, please register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofia Bianchi Mancini is one of the initiators of the panel “Communication Techniques in Ancient Mediterranean Ritual Practices: Establishing a Relation with the Superhuman” at the upcoming EASR 2023 conference. For more information on the panel and the related paper, please follow the link below.
For the international workshop “Local self-governance and urban property relations: Historical and present perspectives” of subprojects B07 and C04, 26-27 October 2023 in Jena. Deadline for submissions: 31.03.2023. Further information can be found here.
Subproject B06 has published a new journal article “Financial Solidarity or Autonomy? How Gendered Wealth and Income Inequalities Influence Couples' Money Management” in Social Inlcusion 11(1). The article is available via open access.
New podcast episode Appropriate
In the third episode of our mini-series about Global Commons, we hear from Megan Blomfield about Carbon Sink as a Global Commons.
Hartmut Rosa is one of the winners of the Leibniz Prize awarded by the DFG. The award is endowed with 2.5 million euros and is considered the most prestigious German research funding prize. Further information here.
Agnieszka Althaber & Kathrin Leuze invite you to the research colloquium „Paare soziologisch“. Title: "Einigkeit in Geldfragen? Quantitative Forschungsergebnisse zu Eigentumsungleichheiten und der Geldverwaltung von Paaren in Ost- und Westdeutschland". Date/ Place: Wednesday, 8 February 2022.
Hartmut Rosa was a guest on "Jung und Naiv" and spoke with Tilo Jung about his career and youth, religion and God, his path to sociology, his resonance theory, the end of the capitalist system, the resistance to turn away from the growth compulsion, the accelerated society and our permanent discontent, the economic class and neoliberalism, consequences for democracy, the role of religion, alternatives to capitalism and how we get to "system change".
Marlen van den Ecker has written a commentary in the FAZ on plagiarism and intellectual property from a sociological perspective.
The SFB in the media
Stefan Schmalz discusses in Jacobin Magazine the participation of the Chinese state-owned company COSCO in a terminal in the port of Hamburg and takes a critical look at the private ownership.
Agnieszka Althaber's dissertation has been published as a book entitled "Teilzeitarbeit im Lebensverlauf von Männern. On the occupational structuring of transitions and consequences" by Budrich Verlag (PDF as open access).