Social History of Subjectification

The research topic addresses processes of subjectification in Western, liberal societies, though it is especially a question of the emergence of novel political subjects. 

The project area considers historical requirements and factors that transformed the individual in the second half of the twentieth century into a socially accepted subject capable of acting. This addresses questions such as social belonging, which will be considered using both the example of state measures for the resocialisation and integration of supposedly deviant subjects as well as the example of private sector measures for the training and optimisation of employees. 

Forschung

Projekte

JVA Berlin-Tegel, foto: aufBruch - www.gefaengnistheater.de

 

Closed Society. Resocialisation in West German Prisons, 1950–1990

Annelie Ramsbrock

Research project

The question of how criminal offenders can be made into socially-conforming members of society while serving their prison sentences took on a completely different meaning in the Federal Republic of Germany after the experiences of the Nazi dictatorship.

Sign for the probation service at the district court Itzehoe, 2011. Photo: Nightflyer, Itzehoe Bewährungshilfestelle Hinweisschild am Landgericht IMG 5292, CC BY 3.0

Freedom on Probation. Probation Service in the Federal Republic of Germany between Rehabilitation and Risk (1950-2000)

Caroline Peters

Associated PhD project

The suspension of a sentence or part of a sentence on probation is based on the idea of resocialisation and therefore on the idea that every individual can choose a life without crime. However, the probation system has had varying priorities concerning assistance and control since its institutionalisation in the 1950s.

Mural for members of the paramilitary Cumann na mBan („The Irishwomen’s Council“) in Belfast, January 2020, Photo: privat

"Don't you know there is a war going on?" Space, Violence and Gender in Northern Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany 1945 – 1985

Juliane Röleke

Asociated PhD project

This dissertation understands the conflict in Northern Ireland as a process involving disparate individuals on a transnational basis and examines the various, so far mostly unnoticed interconnections between the Northern Irish and German population in its first half. Leading questions are: Which groups were involved in the conflict, how and why? To what extent did the "Troubles" change the relationship between the FRG and Northern Ireland? And how did these shifts affect the respective societies themselves?

Herbertstraße, Hamburg. Juli 1967, Quelle: Staatsarchiv Hamburg, 331-1 II 2680.

Kommerzieller Sex in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Annalisa Martin

Assoziiertes Dissertationsprojekt

Das Projekt untersucht vergleichend die Städte Köln, Hamburg und West-Berlin in den langen 1960er und 1970er Jahren. Die leitende Frage dabei ist, wie lokale Maßnahmen und Vorschriften in Verbindung mit oder entgegen dem Bundesrecht das Leben von Frauen, die in dieser Zeit Sex verkauften, bestimmten.

Social History of Subjectification

The research topic addresses processes of subjectification in Western, liberal societies, though it is especially a question of the emergence of novel political subjects. 

The project area considers historical requirements and factors that transformed the individual in the second half of the twentieth century into a socially accepted subject capable of acting. This addresses questions such as social belonging, which will be considered using both the example of state measures for the resocialisation and integration of supposedly deviant subjects as well as the example of private sector measures for the training and optimisation of employees. 

Forschung

Projekte

JVA Berlin-Tegel, foto: aufBruch - www.gefaengnistheater.de

 

Closed Society. Resocialisation in West German Prisons, 1950–1990

Annelie Ramsbrock

Research project

The question of how criminal offenders can be made into socially-conforming members of society while serving their prison sentences took on a completely different meaning in the Federal Republic of Germany after the experiences of the Nazi dictatorship.

Sign for the probation service at the district court Itzehoe, 2011. Photo: Nightflyer, Itzehoe Bewährungshilfestelle Hinweisschild am Landgericht IMG 5292, CC BY 3.0

Freedom on Probation. Probation Service in the Federal Republic of Germany between Rehabilitation and Risk (1950-2000)

Caroline Peters

Associated PhD project

The suspension of a sentence or part of a sentence on probation is based on the idea of resocialisation and therefore on the idea that every individual can choose a life without crime. However, the probation system has had varying priorities concerning assistance and control since its institutionalisation in the 1950s.

Mural for members of the paramilitary Cumann na mBan („The Irishwomen’s Council“) in Belfast, January 2020, Photo: privat

"Don't you know there is a war going on?" Space, Violence and Gender in Northern Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany 1945 – 1985

Juliane Röleke

Asociated PhD project

This dissertation understands the conflict in Northern Ireland as a process involving disparate individuals on a transnational basis and examines the various, so far mostly unnoticed interconnections between the Northern Irish and German population in its first half. Leading questions are: Which groups were involved in the conflict, how and why? To what extent did the "Troubles" change the relationship between the FRG and Northern Ireland? And how did these shifts affect the respective societies themselves?

Herbertstraße, Hamburg. Juli 1967, Quelle: Staatsarchiv Hamburg, 331-1 II 2680.

Kommerzieller Sex in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Annalisa Martin

Assoziiertes Dissertationsprojekt

Das Projekt untersucht vergleichend die Städte Köln, Hamburg und West-Berlin in den langen 1960er und 1970er Jahren. Die leitende Frage dabei ist, wie lokale Maßnahmen und Vorschriften in Verbindung mit oder entgegen dem Bundesrecht das Leben von Frauen, die in dieser Zeit Sex verkauften, bestimmten.