Working with Concepts as ›Tools‹ (Werkzeug / Mittel / Instrument) and ›Devices‹ (Gerät / Vorrichtung / Apparat) – Towards a Mixed Bag Theory for Contradiction Studies?

Michi Knecht (RTG Contradiction Studies)

06/09/2022 5:45 pm 7:00 pm

U Bremen GRA2 0030

Wählen und lesen Sie einen der drei Titel | Chose and read one out of three

Bal, Mieke. 2009. Working with Concepts. In European Journal of English Studies 13(1), 13–23.

Ruppert, Evelyn S. 2012. Category. In Celia Lury & Nina Wakeford (eds.), Inventive Methods. The Happening of the Social,36–47. London/New York: Routledge.

Leigh Star, Susan & James R. Griesemer. 1999. Institutional Ecology, »Translation«, and Boundary Objects. Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907–39. In Mario Biagioli (ed.). The Science Studies Reader, 505–524. London/New York: Routledge. [focus on 509–520]

Weiterführende Literatur | Supplementary Readings

Bickham Mendez, Jennifer. 2008. Globalizing Scholar Activism. Opportunities and Dilemmas through a Feminist Lens. In Hale, Charles R. (ed.), Engaging Contradictions. Theory, Politics and Methods of Activist Scholarship, 136–163. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rapport, Nigel & Joanna Overging. 2000. Contradiction. In Rapport, Nigel & Joanna Overging (eds.), Social and Cultural Anthropology – The Key Concepts, 79–88. London/New York: Routledge.

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“The city is a laboratory not only of modernity, but also of contradiction.”

Julia Lossau
sustained engagement

“The history of Western philosophy can be understood as a sustained engagement with contradiction.”

Norman Sieroka

“According to Niklas Luhmann, space is a ‘special facility to negate contradictions’”.

Julia Lossau

“Resistance is a democratic right, sometimes a duty. With literature we can find models for this right and think about its limits.”

Gisela Febel

“At first I thought contradiction was always a relational thing; but the more I ponder it, the more I think contradiction creates relation.”

Ingo H. Warnke