Alumni Senior Fellow

Prof. Dr Frank Adloff

Alumni Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)203 29861-100
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: adloff@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff joined Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Senior Fellow. He conducted his research in Research Unit 2 “Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation” from October 2013 to March 2014.

Research Project at the Centre

Gifts of Cooperation: The Relevance of Marcel Mauss

The planned book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It will consist of three parts. The first part will be on Marcel Mauss depicting his theoretical and political approach in comparison with classic competing theories of his time such as that of his uncle Durkheim. The second part of the book will relate Mauss’ theory of gift-giving to current approaches from anthropology, developmental psychology, evolutionary biology, philosophy and social theory. The last part is devoted to questions of practical application, i.e. gift-giving is discussed as the basis for philanthropy, civil society, solidarity economy and global cooperation.

Research Interests

  • Social Theory and Cultural Sociology
  • Gift Giving, Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Pragmatism and Interactionism

Current Projects

  • Book Project on Marcel Mauss
  • Pragmatism and Life Sciences
  • Existential Feelings, Moods and Atmospheres: A Theoretical and Empirical Project
  • Organ Donation between Unease and Criticism. A Sociological and Ethical Analysis

Vita

Since 2010 University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institute of Sociology
Full Professor of Sociology
2007-2010 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Professor of Sociology
2006-2007 European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Max Weber Fellow
01/2004-05/2004 New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Theodor Heuss Lecturer
2002-2007 University of Göttingen, Germany
Institute of Sociology
Assistant Professor (C1)

Selected Publications

Adloff, Frank / Sebastian Büttner / Stephan Moebius / Rainer Schützeichel (eds.) (2014, in preparation): Kultursoziologie. Ein Reader <Cultural Sociology. A Reader>, Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag

Adloff, Frank / David Kaldewey / Katharina Gerund (eds.) (2014, in preparation): Revealing Tacit Knowledge: Embodiment and Explication, Bielefeld: Transcript

Adloff, Frank / Dirk Jörke (2013, in press): Gewohnheiten, Affekte und Reflexivität. Ein pragmatistisches Modell sozialer Kooperation im Anschluss an Dewey und Mead, <Habits, Affects and Reflexivity. A Pragmatistic Model of Social Cooperation in with Respect to Dewey and Mead>, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie

Adloff, Frank / Sebastian Büttner (2013, in press): Die Vielfalt soziologischen Erklärens. Andrew Abbotts fraktale Heuristiken und die Notwendigkeit des Eklektizismus, <The Diversity of Sociologic Explaining. Andrew Abbott's Fractal Heuristics and the Necessity of Eclecticism>, Zeitschrift für Theoretische Soziologie

Adloff, Frank (2013): Gefühle zwischen Präsenz und implizitem Wissen. Zur Sozialtheorie emotionaler Erfahrung <Feelings Between Presence and Implicit Knowledge. About the Social Theory of Emotional Experience>, in: Christoph Ernst / Heike Paul (Hrsg.): Präsenz und implizites Wissen. Zur Interdependenz zweier Schlüsselbegriffe der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden: transcript

Adloff, Frank (2012): Zwischen Aktivität und Scham: Eine kultur- und emotionssoziologische Perspektive auf die Anti-Aging-Medizin <Between Activity and Shame: A Cultural and Emotional Sociological Perspective on Anti Aging Medicine>, in: Silke Schicktanz / Mark Schweda (Hrsg.): Pro-Age oder Anti-Aging? Altern im Fokus der modernen Medizin, Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 327-344

Adloff, Frank / Jochen Roose (Hrsg.) (2011): Geld stinkt nicht!?, Themenschwerpunkt des Forschungsjournals Neue Soziale Bewegungen <Money Doesn't Stink!? Thematical Focus of the Research Journal New Social Movements>, Heft 1, März

Adloff, Frank (2010): Philanthropisches Handeln. Eine historische Soziologie des Stiftens in Deutschland und den USA <Acting Philanthropically. A Historic Sociology of Endowment in Germany and the USA>, Frankfurt/New York: Campus

Adloff, Frank / Eckhard Priller / Rupert Graf Strachwitz (Hrsg.) (2010): Prosoziales Verhalten. Spenden in interdisziplinärer Perspektive <Pro-Social Behaviour. Donating in an Interdisciplinary Perspective>, Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius

Adloff, Frank (2010): Gift-Giving, in: Helmut K. Anheier / Stefan Toepler (Hrsg.): International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, New York: Springer, 756-759

Adloff, Frank (2010): Les mouvements religieux et les défis de la modernité. Contingence, émotions et religion aux États-Unis <Religious Movements and the Challenges of Modernity. Contingency, Emotions and Religions in the USA>, Sociologie et Sociétés 42, Nr. 2, 315-339

Teaching Responsibilities

  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • New School for Social Research, New York
  • University of Göttingen

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Prof. Dr Pablo Holmes

Dr Mariana Nardone

Dr James Nyomakwa-Obimpeh

Dr Salvador Santino F. Regilme

Dr Zeynep Sahin Mencutek

Prof. Dr Frank Adloff

Prof. Dr Gerald Chan

Prof. Dr Anja Jetschke

Gerardo Bracho

Prof. Dr Dr Marlies Ahlert

Dr Stephen Adaawen

Dr Peter Finkenbusch

Dr Dr Ariel Hernández

Dr Esref Aksu

Dr Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby

Dr Pol Bargués-Pedreny

Dr Burcu Bayram

Dr Isaline Bergamaschi

Dr Felix Bethke

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Dr Morgan Brigg

Prof. Dr Gunther Hellmann

Prof. Dr Lothar Brock

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Prof. Stephen Brown

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Prof. Andrew Cooper

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