Atumn Seminar: Life Trajectories and Cultural Values
From Monday, 23. September 2019
To Tuesday, 24. September 2019
About the course:
Life trajectories are a highly political issue which addresses questions of normative demands of way of living, worldview and identification. The course focuses on the cutting-edge research of how individual’s values develop and change over the life course. An urgent question is how values impact generations and the management of transitions between child and adulthood, and between working age and retirement. Which are the changes that that these processes entail in different political, social, and economic contexts? How are the different age group’s experiences mediated by politics of religion, sexuality, gender and ethnicity? How are the interactions with media, religious associations, work, education, health care?
The course discusses the outcomes of religious socialization – the faith and value expressions, diversification of religious identities and various dimensions of non-religion and the influences of the growth of super-diversity and multi-religious societies. The course explores the relationship between values, family, work, community, and human development. This allows us, within interdisciplinary perspectives, to trace the tensions between doctrinal concepts and lived practices, which may emphasize very different sets of norms, and to investigate concrete and diverse empirical settings.