Beiträge zur Kulturforschung


108. Jahrgang, 2/2012

Wettbewerbskulturen. Eine kulturanthropologische Problemskizze

Artikel kaufen


Markus Tauschek


Cultural mechanisms of hierarchization and assessment are booming. Hardly any area of life in the so-called achievement-oriented or competitive society seems unaffected by competitive patterns and logics. The identification of undifferentiated “competition cultures” and a related marginally analytical discussion is accompanied by a surprisingly thin empiricism, even though since Georg Simmel’s theoretical reflections on a paradigm of competition social sciences have again and again underlined levels of action in the production of competitivity. However, the way competition affects everyday life, the way real actors negotiate competitive practices discursively and produce them simultaneously and which conflicting strategies of appropriation are constituted is ethnographically hardly illuminated. This article proposes a cultural-scientific research program of a cultural anthropology of competitivity. In addition to a focus on the basic cultural mechanisms – selection, hierarchization, awarding, marginalization, formatting, etc. – and the acting subjects that can be understood as a competitive self, the article also discusses the analytical capacity of the concept of competition and its semantic field (agonality, rivalry, etc.) for an anthropological-ethnological research.
Keywords: competition, rivalry, cultural performance, entrepreneurial self, economy, evaluation

Um den Volltext lesen zu können, müssen Sie sich als Online-Nutzer anmelden und den Artikel zunächst erwerben.

Abo print (zzgl. Versand)52,00 €
Abo ermäßigt34,00 €
Abo online47,00 €
Einzelheft print26,00 €
Einzelheft online23,00 €
Artikel online10,00 €
Versand Abo Inland3,50 €
Versand Abo Ausland8,50 €