Graduate Student Conference 2016

09.12.2016 - 10.12.2016

Individual Agency in Institutional Contexts in East Asia

How institutions work in real life depends to a considerable extent on how individuals relate to them in their everyday activities. As the structures given by institutions are often manifold, conflicting, and multi-leveled, diverging interpretations and pathways of action can be expected. There are various perspectives to study the relationship between institutions and individuals, among which some recent approaches emphasize the agency of individuals within an institutional setting. How do individuals interact with larger cultural, social, political, and economic contexts? Also, while doing research, how can scholars navigate the gap between concrete persons or situations, and the abstract models of agency?

Zeit & Ort

09.12.2016 - 10.12.2016

Freie Universität Berlin
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 26
14195 Berlin

Raum L115

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Susanne Auerbach, M.A.
Conference and Publication Management
Graduate School of East Asian Studies
Freie Universität Berlin