Monday, August 29, 2016

Call for submissions: SKAD at ICQI 2017

'Call for Papers' for the Session

Analyzing Discourse and Foucauldian Regimes of Power/Knowledge with the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse and related perspectives

ICQI 2017

The Thirteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry May 17-20, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), see

Session Organizer:

Prof. of Sociology, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller

Workshop at ECQI 2017 in Leuven

WORKSHOP : Discourse analysis
Reiner Keller (University of Augsburg)

Discourse Studies today cover a large field across the social sciences, ranging from work inspired by Foucault, Critical Discourse Analysis through Hegemonics Analysis, Corpus Lingustics and more interpretive approaches. The present workshop on 'Doing Discourse Research' will introduce participants to the main positions in the heterogeneous field of discourse research (including Foucauldian perspectives, CDA, Hegemonics and the Sociology of Knowledge approach to discourse SKAD.). As there is no best way to discourse research, each of the positions mentioned allows for dealing with particular questions in critical inquiry into discourses. The first part of the workshop therefore discusses the relationship between theoretical groundings, analytical potential and methods of doing discourse research in these diverse approaches. Second, the workshop will present in more detailed ways the proceedings of the sociology of knowledge approach to discourse developed by Reiner Keller. SKAD draws on Berger & Luckmann's sociology of knowledge, but includes major Foucauldian concepts and research interests. Integrating both, it re-orientates discourse research towards questions of social relationships of knowledge and politics of knowledge, referring in its concrete 'ways of doing' to qualitative research design and interpretative analytics.

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Expert Workshop with Reiner Keller at RC33 2016

As part of a series of expert workshops at the 2016 RC33 International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Reiner Keller will be giving a workshop on SKAD on Tuesday the 13th of September in Leicester, UK. Please visit the following website for more details:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Workshop »DEUTUNGSMUSTER IM DISKURS« & 13. SKAD Network Meeting

Date: November 10th and 11th, 2016
Location: Wilhelmstraße 3a, 79098 Freiburg

Registration open until Oktober 30th, 2016 via e-mail:

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