• Cognitive Minorities in Leipzig and Dallas

    The objective of this ongoing research project is to ascertain – by means of a comparative analysis of ‘cognitive minorities’ – how people maintain a view of the world that deviates significantly from the one generally taken for granted in their social environment. Using a complementary research design I aim to reconstruct how a distinctive group of religious believers (Evangelical… read more

  • »We are the City!«

    My doctoral thesis, published 2008 as »Wir sind die Stadt!« by Campus, is based on an ethnographic community study inspired by the research methodology of the Chicago School. As a member of the artist groups niko.31 and general panel I participated in and observed spatial practices of artists, independent book publishers, radio activists, designers, architects as well as people operating »off-spaces« or music clubs in the city… read more

  • Leipzig Protest Atlas

    »As soon as you apply geographical, economic or demographic detail to a map«, writes cartographer Philippe Rekacewicz, »you become political, because you necessarily make a choice«. Maps have always been instruments of spatial control. They compile knowledge about a territory that is usually clearly demarcated; they serve orientation and are the prerequisite for certain actions in this space. Against this… read more

  • New York City (EN)

  • Las Vegas, NV (EN)

NEW PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH

Knoblauch, Hubert/ Steets, Silke (2018): Sacred Canopies and Invisible Religions: The Dialectical Construction of Religion in Berger and Luckmann. In: Hjelm, Titus (Ed.): Peter L. Berger and the Sociology of Religion: 50 Years After The Sacred Canopy. London/New York, Bloomsbury, pp. 85–101.

Berking, Helmuth/ Schwenk, Jochen/ Steets, Silke (eds.) (2018): Religious Pluralism and the City: Inquiries into Postsecular Urbanism. London/New York, Bloomsbury.

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