HIPS-Colloquium

Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium

Place:

Room: 7.2210

Bremen
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Lecture Series :
Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium
Semester:
WiSe 2016/17

Based on ethnographic research in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, this paper traces some of the adverse effects of international interventions on sexual violence on beneficiaries and local actors. It starts by outlining how international humanitarian frames establish Congo’s sexual violence as ‘exceptional’ and different. The humanitarian formation then gives rise to new sites of exclusion, such as the failure to recognise other forms of (non-sexual) violence. Drawing on narratives of Congolese women and men, the paper identifies two particular effects of such framings, notably discursive colonisation and dehistoricisation.
Firstly, individual approaches to sexual violence as a woman’s issue and unrelated to other forms of violence discursively colonise the response to and the intelligibility of sexual violence. In authorising and designing interventions based on global rather than local discourses, international actors close off international discursive space to local voices and alternative analyses. Secondly, I describe the dehistoricising effects of humanitarian narratives of victims’ experiences of violence. In singling out female rape victims, humanitarian interventions create a ‘universal humanitarian subject’, a homogenous mass of gendered victims, stripped of historical or political agency and memory.
The paper draws methodological attention back to violence as it is lived, experienced, and articulated by all those affected by violence. Such narratives then reveal how sexual violence occurs as part of intersecting and multiple forms of other violence embedded within the region’s socio-cultural, political and economic context. This paper thus argues for deeper engagement with the people who experience and observe such violent continuities, and for providing the discursive spaces in which articulations of all experiences of violence can emerge.

Place:

Room: 7.2020
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
Bremen
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
Lecture Series :
Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium
Semester:
SoSe 2017

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Reading

Lucke, Franziskus von/Wellman, Zehra/Diez, Thomas, 2014: What’s at Stake in Securitising Climate Change? Towards a Differentiated Approach. In: Geopolitics 19 (4), 857-884.
Diamond, Jared, 2011: Collapse. How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. London: Penguin, Chps. 10 & 16.
Debate
Michel Foucault vs. Pierre Bourdieu

Place:

Room: 7.2020
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
Bremen
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
Lecture Series :
Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium
Semester:
SoSe 2017

Der Veranstaltungsplan zum Herunterladen (PDF)

Time: 2 to 6 pm (break included)
Place: Room 7.2210, InIIS, Unicom Building, Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
Contact: Roy Karadag, karadag@uni-bremen.de
Mailing list: https://mailman.zfn.uni-bremen.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/hips-kolloquium

Wed, 17 May
Reading
Weber, Max, 1946: From Max Weber. Essays in Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press, 323-360 (“Religious Rejections of the World and Their Directions”).
Reading
Gramsci, Antonio, 1971: Selections from the Prison Notebooks. New York: International Publishers, 2-23 (“The Intellectuals”).
Hofstadter, Richard, 1966: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. New York: Vintage, Chps. 1 & 2.

Place:

Room: 7.2210
Mary-Soerville-Str 7
Bremen
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
Lecture Series :
Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium
Semester:
WiSe 2016/17

Reading
Braudel, Fernand (2011): History and the Social Sciences: The Longue Duree (1980), in: Cultural Theory. An Anthology, ed. by Imre Szeman and Timothy Kaposy. Chicherster: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 365-375.

Presentation
Nina Engwicht (Friedensakademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Uni Koblenz-Landau):
Illegal Markets in Post-Conflict Societies

Contact: Alex Veit, veit@uni-bremen.de

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Flyer zum Download

Place:

Room: Mary-Somerville-Str.
7
Bremen
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
Lecture Series :
Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium
Semester:
WiSe 2016/17

Contact: Alex Veit, veit@uni-bremen.de

Mailing list: https://mailman.zfn.uni-bremen.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/hips-kolloquium

Flyer zum Download

Place:

Room: 7.2210
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
Bremen
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
Lecture Series :
Historical International Political Sociology - Colloquium
Semester:
WiSe 2016/17

Contact: Alex Veit, veit@uni-bremen.de


Mailing list: https://mailman.zfn.uni-bremen.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/hips-kolloquium

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