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Spring in Mitterteich – A qualitative analysis of critical positions, epistemic struggles and discursive dynamics

Spring in Mitterteich (SiM) – A qualitativ analysis of critical positions, epistemic struggles and discursive dynamics

The SiM project seeks to explore and generate deeper understanding of the epistemic struggles during the corona pandemic focusing on doubt, critique and resistance against the political measures taken to ‘flatten the curve’. Aiming at a differentiated outlining of what kind of doubt and critique is expressed and expressible against the background of massively intervening political measures during a biomedical emergency the project conducts a case study. It draws on material (social media response, interviews, policy papers, statements of politicians, news coverage) relating to the incidences in the Bavarian town Mitterteich in spring 2020, reconstructing the ‘discursive dynamics of doubt and critique’ by means of discourse and metaphor analysis.

The project starts in May 2021.

 

Project members

Dr. Marie-Kristin Döbler

Annerose Böhrer, M.A.

 

Funded by: Volkswagen Stiftung

Duration: 2021-2023