Prof. (em.) Dr. Oevermann / Prof. (em.) Dr. Schütze

Winter Semester 2012/2013

In December 2012, professors Dr. Ulrich Oevermann and Dr. Fritz Schütze come together for a workshop talk. This is the second time that workshop talks between the two of them are taking place at ZIS; in December 2011 they met in Mainz for the first time. With the two old masters and founders of objective hermeneutics and narrative interviews, the case studies made available are critically analyzed and discussed in terms of their methodology. The basis is on the 7th / 8th December 2012 by Dr. Boris Zizek in the research project "Adolescence in intercultural conflict - Israel as a precarious socialization space" interviews conducted in Israel in 2011.


Prof. (em.) Dr. Ulrich Oevermann is a German sociologist and the founder of objective hermeneutics. Ulrich Oevermann has been developing the methodology of objective hermeneutics since 1969 as part of his socialization-theoretical and family-sociological research. Since his appointment to Frankfurt for a professorship for sociology with a focus on social psychology (1970), he has endeavored to test this methodology and the processes that can be derived from it in many subject areas and to confront it with data types from the social, cultural and human sciences. This process can be considered to have been completed since around 1994. Since then he has worked hard to implement this methodology in clinical sociology and socioanalysis. In addition to family sociology and socialization research, Oevermann's research and work focuses on the theory of professionalization, the reconstruction of interpretation patterns and habitus formations, the sociology of language and knowledge, and the sociology of religiosity.

Prof. (em.) Dr. Fritz Schütze, also a sociologist, taught as a professor of general sociology / microsociology at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, was managing director of the Institute for Sociology, and is a renowned scientist in qualitative research and the author of numerous social science publications. His research and work focuses include biography analysis, the analysis of social worlds and the analysis of professional behavior. Since 1999 he has been developing the narrative interview as a research method, which is now widely used in the entire social sciences.