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Schultz, Susanne 2021: The Neo-Malthusian Reflex in Climate Politics: Technocratic, Right Wing and Feminist References, in: Australian Feminist Studies, DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2021.1995847

Schultz, Susanne 2021: Genetic Racial Profiling. Extended DNA Analyses and Entangled Processes of Discrimination, in: Science and Technology Studies (with Tino Plümecke and Isabelle Bartram), online: https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/101384/65867

Schultz, Susanne 2021:The Pandemic State of Care: Care Familialism and Care Nationalism in the COVID-19-Crisis. The Case of Germany in: Historical Social Research (with Mike Laufenberg), in: Historical Social Research 46 (4): 72-99.


cryosocieties Plakat Nicole Starosielski 2022

Gastvortrag von Nicole Starosielski (Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication, NYU Steinhardt)

Im Rahmen der Vorlesungsreihe am Arbeitsbereich “Biotechnologie, Natur und Gesellschaft" und des ERC-Projekts CRYOSOCIETIES laden wir zu einem Gastvortrag von Nicole Starosielski (Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication, NYU Steinhardt) über “Thermal Mediation: Critical Temperature Studies and the Digital Cold" am 20. Januar 2022 um 16:15 Uhr ein. In Anknüpfung an ihr neu erschienenes Buch Media Hot & Cold (Duke University Press 2021) wird Starosielski Teile einer Theorie Thermischer Mediation vorstellen, das Feld der Critical Temperature Studies skizzieren und die zunehmende Abkühlung digitaler Systeme diskutieren. 

Bei Interesse bitten wir Sie, sich bei Viona Hartmann (hartmann@soz.uni-frankfurt.de) anzumelden, um den Zoom-Link für die Veranstaltung zu erhalten.

Auszug aus der Buchankündigung:

In Media Hot and Cold Nicole Starosielski examines the cultural dimensions of temperature to theorize the ways heat and cold can be used as a means of communication, subjugation, and control. Diving into the history of thermal media, from infrared cameras to thermostats to torture sweatboxes, Starosielski explores the many meanings and messages of temperature. During the twentieth century, heat and cold were broadcast through mass thermal media. Today, digital thermal media such as bodily air conditioners offer personalized forms of thermal communication and comfort. Although these new media promise to help mitigate the uneven effects of climate change, Starosielski shows how they can operate as a form of biopower by determining who has the ability to control their own thermal environment. In this way, thermal media can enact thermal violence in ways that reinforce racialized, colonial, gendered, and sexualized hierarchies. By outlining how the control of temperature reveals power relations, Starosielski offers a framework to better understand the dramatic transformations of hot and cold media in the twenty-first century.

Veranstaltet von Thomas Lemke, Sara Lafuente-Funes, Viona Hartmann, Veit Braun, Ruzana Liburkina


The future is not something that is yet to come. It's rather the cumulative effect of various practices that take place in the present. Whereas planning, projecting and predicting have been widely recognised as established future-making practices in the social sciences, recently there has been a growing interest in socio-technical arrangements that seek to anticipate more contingent futures. Such socio-technical arrangements aim to „fix futures“ in the sense that they try to simultaneously provide stability and recognise the need for repair in the context of various crises.

This joint lecture series of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, the Institute of Sociology, the Institute of Human Geography, and the Lab for Studies of Science and Technology (LaSST) brings together renowned anthropologists, human geographers and sociologists to differently respond to the claim that the contemporary moment is charcterised by a distinct future-orientation. From environmental governance to demilitarisation, the lectures will consider which futures are being fixed, the particular technologies and techniques involved in these future-making processes, and the political possibilities they open up.

Sommersemester 2022 | Mitw. 18-20 Uhr (c.t.)

Die Teilnahme ist sowohl in Präsenz auf dem Campus Westend, Seminarhaus, SH 2.105 als auch online möglich. Um Registrierung wird gebeten über ka-hiwis@em.uni-frankfurt.de


Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Fachbereich 03 Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Soziologie
Schwerpunkt Biotechnologie,
Natur und Gesellschaft

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60323 Frankfurt am Main

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