Focus I: Cultural Analysis and In-Depth Hermeneutics
- Henning Salling Olesen: The Societal Nature of Subjectivity: An Interdisciplinary Methodological Challenge.
- Henning Salling Olesen & Kirsten Weber: Socialization, Language, and Scenic Understanding. Alfred Lorenzer's Contribution to a Psycho-Societal Methodology.
- Thomas Leithäuser: Psychoanalysis, Socialization and Society – The Psychoanalytical Thought and Interpretation of Alfred Lorenzer.
- Christine Morgenroth: Deciphering Political Utopias. Unions, Female Night Work, and Gender Justice.
- Kirsten Weber: Learning, Work, and Language Games.
- Betina Dybbroe: Work Identity and Contradictory Experiences of Welfare Workers in a Life-History Perspective.
- Linda Lundgård Andersen: Inner and Outer Life at Work. The Roots and Horizon of Psychoanalytically Informed Work Life Research.
- Wendy Hollway & Lynn Froggett: Researching In-Between Subjective Experience and Reality.
Focus II: Aspects of Process Theories and Process-Oriented Methodologies
- Fumiya Onaka: Aspects of Process Theories and Process-Oriented Methodologies in Historical and Comparative Sociology: An Introduction.
- Luciana de Souza Leão: Bringing Historical Sociology and Path-Dependence Together: A Case Study of the Brazilian Political Economy (1930-2000).
- Jae Eon Yu: The Use of Deleuze’s Theory of Assemblage for Process-Oriented Methodology.
- Eduardo Andrés Vizer & Helenice Carvalho: Socioanalysis: A Communicational Research Device for Social Intervention.
- Fumiya Onaka: Relating Socio-Cultural Network Concepts to Process-Oriented Methodology.
- Shigeru Tanaka: Nationalization, Modernization and Symbolic Media – Towards a Comparative Historical Sociology of the Nation-State.
Mixed Issue: Articles
- Dmitry Zhukov, Valery Kanishchev & Sergey Lyamin: Fractal Modeling of Historical Demographic Processes.
- Christoph Bernhardt & Frank Hüesker: Von der Wasserkrise des Industriezeitalters zur EU-Umweltpolitik. Interessenaushandlung und Problemlösungsfähigkeit von Sondergesetzlichen Wasserverbänden in Deutschland seit 1900.
- Valérie Canals & Claude Diebolt: Die Bildungsökonomie vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: Ein Bestandteil moderner Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik?
- Ralph Hippe: Are you NUTS? The Factors of Production and their Long-Run Evolution from a Regional Perspective.
HSR Vol. 38 (2013) No. 2:
Focus I: Cultural Analysis & In-Depth Hermeneutics
Henning Salling Olesen (Ed.): Cultural Analysis & In-Depth Hermeneutics -- Psycho-Societal Analysis of Everyday Life Culture, Interaction, and Learning
This HSR Focus presents a psycho-societal approach to qualitative empirical research in several areas of everyday social life. It is an approach which integrates a theory of subjectivity and an interpretation methodology integrating hermeneutic experiences from text analysis and psychoanalysis. Its particular focus is on subjectivity – as an aspect of the research object and as an aspect of the research process. By the term "approach", the intrinsic connection between the theorizing of an empirical object and the reflection of the research process and the epistemic subject is indicated. Special attention is paid to Lorenzer's development of a materialistic socialization theory and the indepth hermeneutic cultural analysis. The psycho-societal approach owes a great deal to critical reformulations of each of these traditions, which will be touched upon in some of the articles and will be combined with a number of empirical studies of everyday life culture, social practice, and learning.
Focus II: Aspects of Process Theories & Process-Oriented Methodologies
Fumiya Onaka (Ed.): Aspects of Process Theories & Process-Oriented Methodologies in Historical and Comparative Sociology
This HSR Focus discusses the relation between “process-oriented data” and theories, focusing on historical and comparative sociology. The term “process-oriented” has recently been gaining importance in various human and social science disciplines, in addition to the traditional focus on “process” in political science, law, biology, psychology, and philosophy. The process-oriented approach has been related to various theories, but it has been unclear which theories fit this type of data. The five contributions in this HSR Focus therefore examine the merits and demerits of these theories from the viewpoint of process-generated data covering theories as diverse as Path-Dependency Theory, Assemblage/Minoritarian Theory, Communication Process Theory, Nationalization/Symbolic Media Theory and Socio-Cultural Network Theory.
Furthermore this HSR contains a Mixed Issue with four articles.