Spring in Mitterteich – A qualitative analysis of critical positions, epistemic struggles and discursive dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Spring in Mitterteich (SiM) – A qualitative analysis of critical positions, epistemic struggles and discursive dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

 

News:

Upcoming presentation:

Böhrer, A.: „Masken der COVID-19-Pandemie als materielle Metaphern“, Risikodinge – Materialisierungen des Alter(n)s in einer Risikogesellschaft, Gerontologie- und Geriatriekongress, Frankfurt, am 14.09.22.

 

Sociology meets theatre (German article)

We are happy to start our cooperation with Bürgerbühne / „Maskenball“, a production of Theater Erlangen, which approaches the pandemic everyday life together with citizens of Erlangen.

We would like to thank the FAU Unibund for the support!

 

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Project members

Dr. Marie-Kristin Döbler

Annerose Böhrer, M.A.

Maria Bahn

 

Funded by: Volkswagen Stiftung

Duration: 2021-2023

 

Public Sociology

Presentations

Network and related projects

Publications

Upcoming:

Böhrer, A./Döbler, M-K./Pfaller, L.: „The locked city. Reconstructing narratives of (In)Justice in Mitterteich during the COVID-19 pandemic“ (working title), in: Richard Hölzl, Andrew Gross, Silke Schicktanz (ed.): Narrating Pandemics: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Representations of Communicable Disease (working title).