Biography and Politics

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: Booth 60
RC38 Biography and Society (host committee)

Language: English

Individuals are actors in politics. Simultaneously, political framings and developments influence biographies to a great extent. This session addresses the mutual interrelations between biography and politics. We invite contributions from different theoretical and methodological perspectives approaching this topic, may they explore the way activists contribute to a political development at regional, national or global levels, or focus on the biographical meaning of political activism in past or contemporary political systems. Also papers are welcome which focus on political events and analyze how political actors and affected individuals revalue these events in retrospect, and which meanings they attach to them in their lives.
Session Organizers:
Rosa BRANDHORST, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany and Michaela KOETTIG, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rosa BRANDHORST, University of Goettingen, Germany
Cultural Capital In Movement: On The Dissolution Of Traditional Educational Codes By Educational Policy and Social Movements Among First Generation Academics In Germany (Oral Presentation)
Regina SOREMSKI, Institut of Education, Germany; Ingrid MIETHE, University of Giessen, Germany

Politicization of the Youth in Germany – Two Case-Studies about Protest Movements (Oral Presentation)
Felicia HERRSCHAFT, Goethe-University, Germany