Lois Presser, University of Tennesse: How to Analyze Discursive Absences, and Why You Would
The Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series, together with the Crime, Control and Culture research group, invites you to listen to Professor Lois Presser from the University of Tennesse who will be visiting us at the Department of Sociology in Lund.
Title of the seminar: How to Analyze Discursive Absences, and Why You Would.
Hidden agendas, unspoken assumptions, and silenced viewpoints are regularly commented upon in critical discussion, both popular and academic. Indeed, discursive absences – or unsaid – are means by which communicators wield power, foster tolerance of abuses, and avoid accountability. A new, interdisciplinary cadre of social researchers aims to systematize “unsaid analysis.” This presentation examines the ways in which unsaid underwrites oppression and suffering and outlines a methodology of unsaid analysis that pays close attention to patterns of elaboration, figurative speech and other mechanisms of tacit communication, and outright exclusion of persons, events, experiences, contexts, and perspectives. For demonstration, the methodology is applied to a major criminological theory, the so-called general theory of crime, which has lent support to mass incarceration in the USA.
The Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series
The Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series (Allmänna seminariet) invites international and national researchers to present and discuss on-going research. The seminars are usually held on Thursday afternoons at 3.00 pm. Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
The Crime, Control and Culture research group
Go to soc.lu.se/en/crime-control-and-culture to learn mre about the Department of Sociology research group: Crime, Control, and Culture.
More events later this year:
- September 28: Jakob Demant, University of Copenhagen. Preliminary
Title: Cryptomarkets and Darknet.
- October 26. Ugo Corte. University of Stavanger.
- November 23, 15-17. Stina Bergman Blix. Uppsala University.