Monday, September 7, 2015

Call for Papers for ICQI 2016 - Analyzing Discourse with SKAD

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

ICQI 2016

The Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place from May 18-21, 2016 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), see

Session Organizers:
Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller
Prof. of Sociology, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
University of Augsburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Peter Stücheli-Herlach
Prof. of Organizational Communication, School of Applied Linguistics
Zurich University for Applied Sciences, Switzerland

The session will discuss empirical research on discourses and regimes of power/knowledge in different social areas, using the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD). This perspective on discourses and their analysis draws on Foucault, Berger and Luckmann and the interpretative paradigm of sociology including symbolic interactionism and "communicative constructivism". In comparison to the Foucauldian tradition, SKAD focuses more on social actors and societal arenas of discursive disputes. In comparison to Berger & Luckmann, it expands analysis of societal processes of knowledge construction in institutional contexts and in public or semi-public arenas. Integrating both, it re-orientates discourse research towards questions of social relationships of knowledge and politics of knowledge – following knowledges, their production and power effects through societies. In doing so, SKAD takes also into account research questions concerning situational analysis and organizational discourse as well as the challenges of applied research in the field. The session invites researchers using the SKAD framework to present their work and/or to discuss further perspectives. 

Please submit your abstract (max. 350 words, including first and last name, current institutional affiliation and email-address) by 10th October 2015 to

Professor Keller is currently Chair of the Sociology of Knowledge Section, German Sociological Association, and co-editor of the Journal for Discourse Research/Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung.
Professor Stücheli-Herlach is Leader of several transdisciplinary projects of applied discourse analysis.

Qualitative Methods Works in English:
Keller, Reiner. 2011. The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD). Human Studies 34:43-65.
Keller, Reiner. 2012. Entering Discourses: A New Agenda for Qualitative Research and Sociology of Knowledge. Qualitative Sociology Review VIII(2):46-75.
Keller, Reiner. 2012. Doing Discourse Research: An Introduction for Social Scientists. Translated by Bryan Jenner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Keller, Reiner & Peter Ullrich. 2014. Comparing Discourse Between Cultures. A Discursive Approach to Movement Knowledge. In: Baumgarten, B., Daphi, P., Ulrich, P. (Hrsg.) (2014) Conceptualizing Culture in Social Movement Research. Hampshire: Palgrave, S. 113-139 (mit P. Ullrich).

Some Further Qualitative Methods Works in German:
Keller, Reiner. 2008. Michel Foucault. Konstanz: UVK
Keller, Reiner 2009 [1998]. Müll - Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion des Wertvollen. 2nd ed. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag [Waste - The Social Construction of Value. Public Debates on Waste Problems in Germany and France 1965-1995]
Keller, Reiner. 2011 [2005]. Wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse - Grundlegung eines Forschungsprogramms. 3 Ed. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag [The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse. Outline of a Research Program]
Keller, Reiner. 2013. Das Interpretative Paradigma. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag [The Interpretative Paradigm]
Keller, Reiner et al. (Eds.) 2005. Die diskursive Konstruktion von Wirklichkeit. Konstanz: UVK[The Discursive Construction of Reality]
Keller, Reiner et al. (Eds.) 2010 [2001/2003]. Handbuch Sozialwissenschaftliche Diskursanalyse. 2 Volumes. 4th ed. Wiesbaden. VS-Verlag [Handbook of Discourse Research in the Social Sciences]
Keller, Reiner et. al. (Eds.) 2011: Diskurs – Macht – Subjekt. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag [Discourse – Power -Subject]
Keller, Reiner & Inga Truschkat (Eds.) 2012: Methodologie und Praxis der Wissenssoziologischen Diskursanalyse. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag [Doing SKAD: Methodology and Practice]
Keller, R. et al. (Eds.) 2012: Kommunikativer Konstruktivismus. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag [Communicative Constructionism]
Stücheli-Herlach, Peter. 2013. Die sprachliche Struktur eines „Kommunikationswunders“: Schritte der diskursanalytischen Rekonstruktion politischer Öffentlichkeit – am Beispiel der Schweizerischen Europafrage. In: Imhof, K., Blum, R., Bonfadelli, H., Jarren, O. (Hrsg.) (2013). Stratifizierte und segmentierte Öffentlichkeit (S. 64-78). Wiesbaden: Springer.
Viehöver, Willy, Reiner Keller & Werner Schneider (Eds.) 2012: Wissen - Diskurs - Sprache. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag

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