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Research core areas (Emotion Cultures – Media Cultures – Science Cultures)

The research conducted at the Centre is based on observations of emotion cultures, media cultures and science cultures. ‘Cultures’ are defined as the multi-relational process of producing, designing and representing cultural formations and practices. Emotions, media and science serve as example fields for these culture- and system-building processes between norms/specifications and active production.

Emotions are a core area of interest because they form an interface between the psychophysical requirements and practices of humans, their environment and their artefacts/constructs. Emotions observe and at the same time enable the observation of these intersections and can therefore utilised for studies of cultural practices and cultural techniques.

Media, in turn, reflect the approach pursued at the Centre, which assumes that objects of research form media formations that in turn observe, take up, and make use of cultural practices. Conversely, the question of how observations influence practices is also of interest.

Science reflects the theoretical and method-oriented objectives of the research conducted at the Centre supported by a decidedly interdisciplinary conceptual interest.

The following core topics form the basis for the structured and practical interdisciplinarity projects carried out in the context of emotion cultures, media cultures and science cultures:

Recht‒ Emotion ‒ Schreiben (Law ‒ Emotion ‒ Writing, R-E-S)

Questions concerning the interaction process between speech-text action form the connecting framework for the project complex R-E-S and its research focus on law, emotion and writing.



Centre for Cultural Studies

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Christine Schwanecke

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8182

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