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Mittelweg 36

Digitale Praktiken

Ausgabe 1 | Februar/März 2021

Hamburger Edition

Die Neuerscheinungen unseres Verlags

Founded in 1984, we are an independent and privately funded research institution in which social scientists from different disciplines work on politically and historically relevant topics. From the very beginning the research focus of the institute was on phenomena of macro-violence, the theoretically ambitious publications by members of the institute were well received and widely acknowledged. Although the topic of violence will remain on the research agenda of the HIS, new themes will also take center stage such as the problems of democracy and statehood or the structural features of contemporary capitalism - all to be dealt with in a comparative perspective whenever that is possible.

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In memoriam Gaby Zipfel, the former editor of the journal @Mittelweg_36 and for three decades one of the driving forces of the Eurozine network. Her vision, intellectual energy and unmatched capacity for critique will be sorely missed: https://t.co/Sd1JgbMX4ghttps://t.co/VPdguR6HXR
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Sondersammlung Protest, Widerstand und Utopie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Special collections and holdings on protest movements

(Photograph: June 1993)

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The Research Groups at HIS

Democracy and Statehood

The research group is engaged in developing new perspectives on the relationship between democracy and statehood in Europe. We are utilizing approaches grounded in historical, sociological, and political theory to conduct comparative studies of regions in Europe, particularly its southern periphery, and to reconsider old questions.

Macro-Violence

The work of the research group focuses on phenomena of violence that have immediate repercussions on the structure of entire political and social systems—this is what is meant by the concept of macro-violence. The group investigates empirical and theoretical issues and considers different regions of the world, sometimes comparatively.

Monetary Sovereignty

The group examines constitutions and transformations of privileged capacities to pay. How do degrees of monetary autonomy and dependency emerge and change – and what are the social consequences?

Sociology of Law

The research group will provide a space in which practices and ideas of law can be critically analysed in order to shed light on complex social phenomena.

Journal Mittelweg 36

Inhouse Journal (in German)

Digitale Praktiken

Ausgabe 1 | Februar/März 2021

Es ist gerade einmal dreißig Jahre her, dass der britische Informatiker Timothy Berners-Lee und sein belgischer Kollege Robert Cailliau die technischen Grundlagen des World Wide Web entwickelten. Die von ihnen eingeläutete Digitale Revolution hat unsere Gesellschaften seither ebenso radikal wie nachhaltig verändert – und ein Ende ist nicht abzusehen. Die mit der Digitalisierung einhergehenden Transformationsprozesse wirken sich aber auch auf unser soziales Zusammenleben aus. Sie betreffen alle Bereiche des Öffentlichen und des Privaten und bringen laufend neue Praktiken hervor. Diese sind jedoch nicht nur von unseren Intentionen als Nutzer*innen geprägt, sondern auch von den Vorgaben der Programmierer*innen, Entwickler*innen oder Produzent*innen, die mittels Algorithmen, Datenbanken oder Schlagworten mehr oder weniger unbemerkt unser Verhalten steuern. Was aber bedeutet es, wenn uns immer mehr Parameter unseres eigenen Denkens, Handelns und Urteilens gar nicht mehr transparent sind? Und welche Möglichkeiten haben wir, uns den Mechanismen der digitalen Hörigkeit zu entziehen?

Publishing House Hamburger Edition

Spring 2020

Bruno Cabanes (Hg.) unter Mitarbeit von Thomas Dodman, Hervé Mazurel und Gene Tempest

Eine Geschichte des Krieges

Pierre Rosanvallon

Das Jahrhundert des Populismus

 

 

Marcel Berni

Außer Gefecht. Leben, Leiden und Sterben »kommunistischer« Gefangener in Vietnams amerikanischem Krieg

Andrew Abbott

Zeit zählt. Grundzüge einer prozessualen Soziologie

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