Biographies of Outsiders and Outsider Groupings

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Seminarraum Geschichte 1 (Main Building)
RC38 Biography and Society (host committee)

Language: English

The life stories and histories of outsiders and outsider groupings in societies – such as certain religious, migrant or gender groupings – give us insight into the voices of people which are subdued in public or hegemonic discourses, into the politics of storytelling and the power relations in specific historical and socio-political contexts. With these biographies we are furthermore able to look into the figurations of these outsiders and the established groupings in a society and the specific (often violent and intersectional) processes constructing outsider positions within asymmetrical power balances. 
We invite papers that consider the biographies of outsiders and discuss their experiences and positions in their societies in their interrelation with the other groupings.
Session Organizers:
Gabriele ROSENTHAL, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany and Arne WORM, University of Goettingen, Center of Methods in Social Sciences, Germany
Marita HAAS, Vienna Technical University, Austria
Patterns of Presenting and Experiencing Racism in Germany
Anna RANSIEK, University of Goettingen, Institute of Sport Sciences, Germany
Outsiders inside the Favela: The Double Process of Being Outsider
Hermilio SANTOS, Universidade Catolica Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Fragmentation in Palestinian Society in the West Bank - Different Figurations of Palestinian Refugees Inside and Outside the Camps
Hendrik HINRICHSEN, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany; Ahmed ALBABA, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany
“the Respected and the Outlaws in Social and Political Change”
Martina SCHIEBEL, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
From Outsider to Insider through „Discourse Splitting“
Ina SCHAUM, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany