Life-World: The Sociology of Alfred Schutz - Screening and Discussion of the Documentary Film

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

The documentary film “Life-world: The Sociology of Alfred Schutz” (directed by Hermílio Santos, 60’, Brazil, 2018) presents interviews on different aspects of the work of Alfred Schutz, divided in four parts: in the first one it presents some aspects of his biography; in the second part the interviewees explain the main theoretical influences on his work; the third part is dedicated to present the main concepts of his sociological theory and in the last part of the film sociologists present how the Alfred Schutz’ sociology have been used currently in theoretical and empirical researches. Among the interviewees are Michael Barber (USA), Hisashi Nasu (Japan), Ilia Srubar, Martin Endress, Jochen Dreher and Joachim Renn (Germany), Thomas Eberle (Switzerland) and others from Argentina, Brazil and Italy. The interviews were conducted in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Portuguese with English subtitles. After the screening the director will discuss with the audience some topics explored in the film. The proposal of this ad hoc film session is based on the success of an additional session of the RC 38 during the 3rd ISA Forum in Vienna, in which I showed my previous documentary film entitled “Infância Falada”(53’, Brazil, 2016), and the increasing worldwide interest on the sociology of Alfred Schutz, showed by the publication of his complete work in twelve volumes in German, by the creation of the Journal Schutzian Research, initiated in 2009, by the establishment of the Alfred Schutz International Circle for Phenomenology and Interpretive Social Science (created in 2012).
Session Organizer:
Hermilio SANTOS, Pontifcal Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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