This interview with Professor Khaled Kchir, aims to unveil the significance of Ibn Khaldûn, whose influence, though profound, is often underestimated today. Professor Kchir sheds light on Ibn Khaldûn’s substantial impact in the past, his current importance, and his relevance as a model for the future.
“Why people move, or, rather, why some move and others stay always intrigued me” – 5in10 with Lidia Kuzemska
Lidia Kuzemska is a sociologist with an interdisciplinary interest in forced migration, internal displacement, borders, and citizenship. She is 2022/23 Prisma Ukraïna Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien.
By Viktoriya Sereda. The unprecedented Russian full-scale attack on Ukraine brought the recent conflicts over memory in East Central Europe and in Ukraine to the attention of an international audience. Mass displacement also exposed millions of Ukrainians to new challenges that triggered intensive reinterpretations of the past – both the distant and the very recent – and a reevaluation of their memory through new experiences.
By André Weißenfels. Upward social mobility through education is a promise that has captured the minds of generations all across the globe. It has motivated and continues to motivate people to plan their lives around formal education and to strive for degrees in the hope these might offer a desirable future. But what if the promise turns out to be false?
By Katarzyna Puzon. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 – an event that triggered a significant and sustained rise in prejudice, discrimination, and hate crimes against Muslims. These trends have accelerated steadily since then. The tragic developments that followed, especially the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and of Iraq in 2003, still reverberate across Europe, not least in the recent ‘refugee crises’.
عمرو علي (الفلسفة/ علم الاجتماع، الجامعة الأميركية في القاهرة، مصر). عمرو علي. خرج شاب مصري متحمس من محاضرة في أواخر تشرين الثاني/ نوفمبر 2017 وهرع إلى مقهى بالقرب من ميدان التحرير للقاء أصدقائه. وأخبرهم عن تلك المفكّرة التي تُدعى “حنة أرندت” التي عرف للتوّ أشياء عنها وعن فكرتها الخاصة بـ”البدايات الجديدة”.
By Amro Ali (Philosophy/Sociology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt). An enthusiastic Egyptian youth exited the closing of a lecture event in late November 2017 and rushed to a coffeehouse near Tahrir Square to meet up with his friends. He told them about this woman thinker called ‘Hannah Arendt’ who he just learned about and her peculiar idea of ‘new beginnings.’
By James D Sidaway and Franz Waldenberger | How and why do we compare in the social sciences and humanities? These are enduring questions. On 2nd and 3rd December 2019, a group of scholars affiliated with the Max Weber Research Group at the National University of Singapore and researchers from the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) met at the DIJ in Tokyo to compare notes on comparisons.
Nevin Şahin is a research associate at the Orient-Institut Istanbul. She completed her PhD in Sociology in 2016 upon her research on music and power among performers of Mevlevi music,...
“When you start working on a topic, you feel like swimming in an ocean, and without a boat” – 5in10 with Gülşah Başkavak
Gülşah Başkavak is a sociologist, specializing in sociology of medicine and sociology of work. She received her PhD in Sociology from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, with...