Beiträge zur Kulturforschung


110. Volume, 2/2014

Ökologien der Stadt

Read article


Jörg Niewöhner


In this essay, I describe life- and climate-scientifically informed Bio- and Geo-Politics as important drivers of incremental change in urban everyday life. In three steps, I develop a social anthropological research programmatic that allows analysis of such change. Firstly, I identify a new role for knowledge practices in the enactment of techniques of government in times of real experiments. Secondly, I demonstrate that German European Ethnology as well as anthropology internationally harbors a neglected tradition of systematic long-term, methodologically broad research that is worth re-considering. It is really the only way to analytically capture incremental socio-ecological change. In a third and last step, I sketch a research programmatic rooted within a relational understanding of urban everyday life that pleads for an ethnography of infrastructure and of administrative practice. I emphasize the necessary role of epistemic partnerships with other actors in science as well as in urban development. This form of co-laborative anthropology furthers a new understanding of reflexivity and critique as mobility.

To be able to read the whole text, you first have to register as an online user and buy the article.

Abo print (zzgl. Versand)52,00 €
Abo ermäßigt34,00 €
Abo online47,00 €
Einzelheft print26,00 €
Einzelheft online23,00 €
Artikel online10,00 €
Versand Abo Inland5,00 €
Versand Abo Ausland8,50 €