This book is the empirical part of a broad research project on society in a global context, complementing the first, theoretical book, Theorizing Society in a Global Context. While the theoretical book set the framework for a long overdue readdressing of the sociological core-term society in a conflict-theoretical perspective, this second book substantiates its findings with theory-driven empirical analysis. Krossa investigates a variety of social exchanges between refugees and longer-term residents using various qualitative methods, and applies a lens of inclusion and exclusion via definitions of dirt and cleanliness, to analyse the ways in which conflict-prone activities to 'integrate' take place. Analysing Society in a Global Context will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies, migration studies, European studies, globalisation studies, modern history, and political science.
Anne Sophie Krossa is Professor of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany.
1. Introduction.- 2. Dirt: Theoretical Perspectives.- 3. Borders, Others, Selves: Concepts of a Discourse.- 4. (Not) Separating Waste: Participant Observation.- 5. Environmental Education: Breaching Experiment.- 6. Circulating Used Clothes: Group Discussion.- 7. Using the Toilet: Role Play.- 8. Sexual Hygiene: Image Analysis and Interview.- 9. Conclusions.