Playing Masculinity

How stigmatization, feminist critique and a crisis of masculinity push male players towards the alt-right.

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Sisyphus and the American Dream

The Cyber-utopia is dead – long live the Cyber-heterotopia! The digital era didn’t deliver on its promises of emancipating humanity and the optimistic visions attributed to online technology turned predominantly into capitalistic and totalitarian nightmares. Here is why we should have a breather before we start to smash our devices and bury them somewhere far, far away.

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Of closing doors and dead ends. Why extremism will not disappear if we ignore it

Populism and extremism of any kind are on the rise in many parts of the world – and Germany is no exception. Wouldn’t it be just the perfect time for the German government to decide on massive budget cuts for political education? What seems like nothing else than bitter irony, affects not only engaged activists and social workers, but also the research being done in this area. A call for research to go where it hurts.

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Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life
May30

Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

Being deportable but not yet deported: what happens when the state is seeking to remove unwanted foreign nationals but is not yet able to do so?

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Call for contribution: The Good Life in the City

How should one live in the city? In the context of the conference, the organising team wants to approach the ‘good life in the city‘ through three theoretical aspects: (1) conflicts around the ‘good’ city, (2) social creativity and (3) subject formation. The conference will take place from 16 to 18th June 2016 at LMU Munich and will be held bilingual (English/German). Deadline for abstracts is the 20th of January 2016.

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And when the welcoming is over?
Dec19

And when the welcoming is over?

In September 2015, Munich’s central train station came to international media attention as a site of arrival for thousands of refugees. After an exhausting and often dangerous journey, this was their first step into Germany. But what happens after the welcome? Younus, Shadi and Eyob tell their stories of arriving: three voices against the ongoing problematization of migration.

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