Guest Essay by Silke van Dyk in Frankfurter Rundschau

The fundamental patterns of distributive, property, and infrastructural policies entail a "redistribution from the bottom to the top," Silke van Dyk observes in her guest essay.

Event information “Questions of Socialization”

Mini-Workshop organised by Jacob Blumenfeld.
The question concerning the socialization of housing, energy, transportation, health care, and the workplace has returned to the political debate in Germany and beyond. But what is the theoretical background to this concept of socialization?
To receive the papers and attend the workshop, please register:

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New publication

Obsolete intellectual property rights vs. progressive values. Marlen van den Ecker reviews law scholar Jessica Silbey’s new book on intellectual property for Soziopolis.

“Open Letter on academic freedom and BDS in Germany”

A Response of the Extended Board of the Collaborative Research Centre

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Participation of the SFB in EASR2023

Sofia Bianchi Mancini is one of the initiators of the panel “Communication Techniques in Ancient Mediterranean Ritual Practices: Establishing a Relation with the Superhuman” at the upcoming EASR 2023 conference. For more information on the panel and the related paper, please follow the link below.

New podcast episode Appropriate

In the new episode, possibilities and challenges of communalisation and socialisation are discussed from different perspectives.

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Call for Papers

For the international workshop “Local self-governance and urban property relations: Historical and present perspectives” of subprojects B07 and C04, 26-27 October 2023 in Jena. Deadline for submissions: 31.03.2023. Further information can be found here.

New publication

Subproject B06 has published a new journal article “Financial Solidarity or Autonomy? How Gendered Wealth and Income Inequalities Influence Couples' Money Management” in Social Inlcusion 11(1). The article is available via open access.

New podcast episode Appropriate

In the third episode of our mini-series about Global Commons, we hear from Megan Blomfield about Carbon Sink as a Global Commons. 

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New publication

Silke van Dyk has published a new article in Kurswechsel entitled “(De-)Privatisation and Collective Property. From the narrowing of the distribution question to a new politics of the public”.

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New Episode of Appropriate

Part 2 of the mini-series on the global commons is now available. In the second episode, Isabel Feichtner talks about the deep seabed as a special form of the global commons.

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Event report

to the cooperation event “Mein? Dein? Unser? Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf die Bedeutung des Eigentums für die sozial-ökologische Transformation”.

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Max Weber Prize for Young Researchers

Sisi Sung has been awarded the Max Weber Prize for her doctoral thesis “The Economics of Gender in China. Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling”.

New podcast episode “appropriate”

Part 1 of the mini-series on global commons and theirs is now available. In the first episode, Daniel Lambach gives an overview of three different domains of global commons.

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Leibniz Prize for Hartmut Rosa

Hartmut Rosa is one of the winners of the Leibniz Prize awarded by the DFG. The award is endowed with 2.5 million euros and is considered the most prestigious German research funding prize. Further information here.

Event information

Agnieszka Althaber & Kathrin Leuze invite you to the research colloquium „Paare soziologisch“. Title: "Einigkeit in Geldfragen? Quantitative Forschungsergebnisse zu Eigentumsungleichheiten und der Geldverwaltung von Paaren in Ost- und Westdeutschland". Date/ Place: Wednesday, 8 February 2022.

New publication

Martin Mulsow has published a new book with Suhrkamp Verlag entitled "Überreichweiten. Perspektiven einer globalen Ideengeschichten".

The SFB in the media

Hartmut Rosa was a guest on "Jung und Naiv" and spoke with Tilo Jung about his career and youth, religion and God, his path to sociology, his resonance theory, the end of the capitalist system, the resistance to turn away from the growth compulsion, the accelerated society and our permanent discontent, the economic class and neoliberalism, consequences for democracy, the role of religion, alternatives to capitalism and how we get to "system change".

The SFB in the media

Marlen van den Ecker has written a commentary in the FAZ on plagiarism and intellectual property from a sociological perspective.

The SFB in the media

Stefan Schmalz discusses in Jacobin Magazine the participation of the Chinese state-owned company COSCO in a terminal in the port of Hamburg and takes a critical look at the private ownership.

New publication

Agnieszka Althaber's dissertation has been published as a book entitled "Teilzeitarbeit im Lebensverlauf von Männern. On the occupational structuring of transitions and consequences" by Budrich Verlag (PDF as open access).

Newly published: Multiple Crises, the Primacy of Property, and the Question of Transformation.

Silke van Dyk has written a literature essay on "Owning the Future. Power and Property in an Age of Crisis" by Buller and Lawrence for Soziopolis.

Tilman Reitz in an interview with nd

New attention to property issues. Click here for the interview.

„Was meins ist, soll auch deins sein!? - Eigentum in ent/polarisierten Paarwelten“

Click here for the report about the DGS ad hoc group of Sylka Scholz and Robin Saalfeld.

SFB Annual Conference

The SFB Annual Conference 2022 is coming soon! On 4 and 5 October the time has come. We are looking forward to great talks and excellent guests on "Contested Concepts of Property". Click here for the programme.

Einladung zum Dialograum, 4.-5.10. UHG Jena

Ownership obliges - but who? We would like to discuss these and other questions with you in the context of an art exhibition. Find out more under the following link.

Event: "Wohnen, Wasser und Energie als öffentliche Infrastrukturen - Kommunalisieren, Vergesellschaften, Enteignen?"

As part of the SFB's annual conference, a roundtable discussion with guests from civil society, politics and science will take place on 5 October at 6 pm in the Paradiescafe Jena.

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"Der Stand der Dinge. Theorien der Aneignung und des Gebrauchs"

Together with Jan Beuerbach and Kathrin Sonntag (Leipzig), Amelie Stuart has edited the anthology of the same name. It contains contributions by SFB members Christoph Henning and Niklas Angebauer, among others.

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Participation of the SFB at the DGS Congress in Bielefeld

The SFB participates at the 41st Congress of the German Sociological Association (26-30 September).

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Privateigentum auf dem Prüfstand. Fünf Vorträge mit Diskussion zur aktuellen Eigentumsfrage

Event note: Silke van Dyk will give a lecture on the topic at the conference "Private Property on the Test Stand" on 17 September: „Wem gehört das Öffentliche?“. You can find the flyer for the conference here