YouthMediaLife 2021

Dear colleagues,

more than ever, young people's lifeworlds are largely governed by their media practices, a phenomenon which can be approached from a variety of disciplines. The interdisciplinary research platform #YouthMediaLife at the University of Vienna is organising a conference on the topic of young people's mediatised lifeworlds.

European Di-Visions. Political, normative and social tensions within the EU

Call for Papers "European Di-Visions. Political, normative and social tensions within the EU"

Research Section „Sociology of European integration“ of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
Biannual Congress Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), TU Berlin, September 14–18, 2020

Submission deadline: 15 May 2020

Discourses of Humour

Humour, wit and laughter surround us everywhere. According to the French philosopher Henri Bergson, the fundamental source of comic is the presence of inflexibility and rigidness in life (see Laughter. An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic).

Hegemony, Crisis, Intervention. New Perspectives on Emancipatory and Radical Democratic Discourses

This international symposium marks 2020 as the anniversary year of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s seminal works, most prominently the 35th jubilee of “Hegemony and Socialist Strategy”. The publication sparked heated debate about the promises and potential advantages of a post-Marxist project in an age of hegemonic neoliberal globalisation. It also laid the foundation for a fruitful anti-essentialist, post-structuralist theory of discourse and hegemony, which strongly influenced strategies of the Left.