Mobile Situations | Situated Media
Intersections between Media and Cultural Studies, STS, Feminist Theory & Mobilities Research
Graduate Workshop 25-27 June 2015 - a collaboration between:
- The Graduate Research Training Group Locating Media, University of Siegen
- Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Centre for Science Studies (CSS), Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), Media and Cultural Studies, Lancaster University
- UK Northwest Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC), Pathways Sociology, Science, Technology, Innovation and Social Practices and Social Anthropology
- Hamburg University, Sociology
Situations figure prominently in many conceptual and methodological approaches. Ever since Thomas and Thomas’ statement ‘If men [sic.] define situations as real, they are real in their consequences’ (1928, in Merton 1995), situations have formed a fundamental unit of analysis, ranging from studies of the performance of gender in inter- or intra-action (Garfinkel 1967, Butler 1990, Barad 2007) to investigations of the situated production of scientific facts (Latour and Woolgar 1986) and technological affordances at the intersection of plans and situated action (Suchman 2007). A concern with situation and situatedness cuts across feminist theory, science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, art, and the interdisciplinary mobilities paradigm in ways that is generative of new insights and new mobile and inventive methodologies (Buscher, Urry and Witchger 2011, Lury and Wakeford 2012). This workshop brings together young scholars and leading academic to explore these intersections.