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Sociological facets of the pandemic

Andreas Lange

Weingarten - The Corona pandemic has given science a media boost. Every day, virologists, economists and biologists explain the world in crisis. Less frequently heard is the voice of the discipline that traditionally has the tools to look at the effects of the pandemic on our society: Sociology.

Andreas Lange is a professor of sociology at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences (RWU) and focuses on society in pandemic mode. He is convinced: Sociology as the science of society can make an important contribution to understanding the pandemic and its consequences.

In his lecture, Andreas Lange shows the versatility of the sociological view and takes on different topics for this purpose: How is the physical thematized in society when this body is threatened by a virus? What about social inequality and what contribution can family sociology make to explain the burdens of families in lockdown? But it is also important to emphasize the opportunities that lie in the pandemic, as the crisis offers a chance to make our society more just and sustainable. Perspectives that invite a subsequent discussion.

Professor Dr. Andreas Lange studied sociology and psychology at the University of Konstanz. He received his doctorate with a thesis on child life in the countryside and conducts research on family sociological topics. Andreas Lange is co-editor of the "Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation". He has been a professor of sociology at RWU since 2010.

Event notice:

Corona, Society and Family - Sociological Facets of the Pandemic (Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange).
Wednesday, 20.01.2021 at 18.00 - 19.30 hrs.

The online lecture will take place as part of the "Early Night Social Talk" event series and is open to all interested parties. The link will be posted on www.rwu.de on the day of the event.

Text: Michael Pfeiffer