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Die Ordnung des Theaters. Eine Soziologie der Regie

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Book Series: Theater ISBN: 9783837623420 9783839423424 Year: Pages: 454 DOI: 10.14361/9783839423424 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163521
Subject: Performing Arts
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Theater direction is today more unfettered, the sphere of artistic possibilities more open, than ever before. Creative chaos on all sides? Not really. Denis Hänzi investigates how old ideals and new realities in the German-language theatrical landscape are deriving from the interplay between individual working methods and institutional configurations. Extrapolating on Bourdieu's concept of habitus/field, he develops a theory of charisma which provides an innovative approach to the analysis of contemporary artistic worlds. That the »order of the theater« bears visible traits of a culture of success which appears to consolidate the male dominance in directing is just one of the illuminating findings that makes this book fascinating for theater-makers and theater-goers alike.

Soziologien des Lebens

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839445587 9783837645583 Year: Pages: 416 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445587 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Sociology
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The various sociologies of life do not interpret life only as the object that is socially standardized, enhanced and recognized. They always see it as a subject of its norms, its knowledge and its changes as well. Life is not one-sided; instead its entanglements are analyzed: the immanence of nature and culture; the concurrence of being active and passive; the co-constitution of affect and cognition; the identity of normativity and standardization. Following authors such as Bataille, Bergson, Canguilhem, Deleuze, Driesch, Plessner, the pragmatists or Simmel, the contributions featured in this book unfold different perspectives on the sociology of life, re-vitalizing a discourse that is instructive for sociological theory in a variety of ways.

Algorithmuskulturen -- Über die rechnerische Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839438008 9783837638004 9783732838004 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.14361/9783839438008 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Social Sciences
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High frequency trading, Google ranking, filter bubble – just three topical examples of the power of algorithms. This title presents a collection of contributions that deal with the historical emergence and wide distribution of algorithms that can be found in various aspects of social life today. They focus on the correlations between algorithmic and non-algorithmic actors and their significance for our daily lives and our social relationships and follow up on the mechanisms with which algorithms – products of a specific global access – frame reality while organizing the way how humans thinks about society. The contributions include case studies on social media, advertising and evaluation but also on mobile safety infrastructures, such as drones.

Verzeihen, Versöhnen, Vergessen

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839436516 9783837636512 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.14361/9783839436516 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Illuminated universally as an anthropological invariable yet hardly yet as a sociological category: the potential the act to forgive has for the social and society theory!

Kritische Kreativität

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839446195 9783837646191 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446195 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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Creativity - once the core demand of (artistic) social critique - today seems to be no more than an omnipresent social imperative. Their emancipatory potential became playful in favor of strategic exploitation by politics and economy, so the general reproach. Against this background, the volume addresses the multifaceted relationship between creativity and criticism. To this end, he brings together contributions from various research disciplines, artistic and activist practices along the central questions: How can the concept of creativity be criticized and (how) can its original critical potential be reactivated?

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