Week Eight: New Forms of Les Rites de Passage

Karim/ September 2, 2018

“I propose to call the rites of separation from a previous world, preliminal rites, those executed during the transitional stage liminal (or threshold) rites, and the ceremonies of incorporation into the new world postliminal rites” (van Gennep 1960).[1]

Week Six: Grasping New Dimensions of Security

Karim/ August 12, 2018

“Each social actor dealing with security issues is acting alongside a spectrum of possibilities in which the military dimension of security and the tenets of the critical security studies offer their respective potentials according to the position that geopolitical and social factors determine in a given phase of history.

Week Five: Looking for a Uniformity

Karim/ August 5, 2018

“Nativistic movement, reform movement, cargo cult, religious revival, messianic movement, utopian community, sect formation, mass movement, social movement, revolution, charismatic movement,

Week Four: Do Symbols Matter?

Karim/ July 29, 2018

Human cultures use symbols to express specific ideologies and social structures and to represent aspects of their specific culture.

Week Two: A Moving “Solidarity” Matters

Karim/ July 16, 2018

“The social consequences of the mobility of people and goods are the central focus of the Moving Matters program group. We explore migrating people and moving commodities as well as the shifting networks – of solidarity,..