Complex world. Cultural systems of order as a form of orientation. 33. Conference of the German Society of Folklore Studies at Jena, 2001
This book includes some 40 papers read at the conference. The articles deal with factual or imagined complexity in the present world, but also in the past. This topic is based on the perception that presently complexes like globalization, reflexive modernization, and risk society are being increasingly discussed, not only in the scientific field, and that such contexts enhance the reflection of complexity. The papers discuss everyday logic, demarcation/delimitation as a cultural strategy, imagined systems of order, contesting forms of order in transformation, spatial order, work and time economy, sacral vs. secular order, insecure identities, and the transfer of knowledge. Under these headings the routinization of technology (such as computers) is discussed, alterity, stereotypes, the sign character of clothing, East German identities, work and labor in postindustrial societies, the simulation of sacredness, migration, or the body and ideology, among other topics.
Keywords: conference (Folklore Studies), Folklore Studies, complexity and culture, culture and complexity, globalization, reflexive modernization, risk society, strategies (cultural), order and culture, spatial order, identity, technology and complexity, postindustrial societies, sacral and secular, secular and sacral, clothing and culture, migration, body and ideology