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David Adler

PhD-Project

Post-Disciplinary Architectures. Subjectivation within the Office as a Dispositif

Abstract

In my research project, I will inquire the governing of office work in and through its architectural conditions in late capitalism. Within the framework of an ethnographically extended dispositive analysis, I am especially interested in two aspects. On the one hand, I will investigate spatial control programs, generated by managerial and architectural discourses. An analysis of enacted and embodied practices, which take place with and within such 'formatted' spaces, on the other hand, will shift the focus towards the inner restrictions of these programs and local moments of subversion and resistance.

Main Areas of Research

Sociology of Space, Governmentality Studies, Economic Sociology, Methodology of Qualitative Research (Discourse Analysis, Ethnography), Political Sociology, Critical Theory

Brief Vita

2006 - 2013    Study of Sociology, Philosophy and Political Science at Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2008 - 2013Foundationer of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
2009 - 2010Study of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal, Canada
since 2013Member of the DFG Research Training Group: “Self-Making. Practices of Subjectivation in Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspective”

Publications

MONOGRAPHS

Doppelte Hegemonie. Hegemonialisierung im War on Terror-Diskurs nach der Tötung Bin Ladens, ed. by Eva Herschinger, Judith Renner and Alexander Spencer (Political Discourse, vol. 2), Baden-Baden: Nomos 2015.

CHAPTERS

Die Entstehung einer Lounge. Ästhetisierung als praktischer Vollzug, in:
Ove Sutter/Valeska Flor (ed.): Ästhetisierung der Arbeit. Kulturanalysen des kognitiven Kapitalismus, Münster: Waxmann 2017, pp. 33–49.

Globalisierung und Flexibilisierung als Realität und Mythos, in: Simone Schröder/ Ulrike Weymann/ Andreas M. Widmann (ed.): Odysseus/Passagiere. Über Selbstbestimmung und Determination in Literatur, Medien und Alltag, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2011, pp. 179–194.

 

Contact

Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118
D-26129 Oldenburg
Germany
Building A3, Room A3 1-107
Tel.: +49 441 798-4373
david.adler(at)uni-oldenburg.de