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.
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
A True and Fair View: Communicative, Linguistic and Ethical Aspects of Expressing Point of View in Journalism
RESCHEDULED from 2020 to 2021
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Cardiff University, UK)
Peter R. R. White (University of New South Wales, Australia)
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).
The 2nd Biennial Conference on Food & Communication
Discourses on the Future of Food
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.