$$™ – a workshop exploring the field of ‘participatory guerilla research‘ in global societies – this time focusing specifically on the current cultural landscape of globality, we will deploy tactics and strategies as described by the likes of Talcott Parsons, Niklas Luhmann, Pierre Bourdieu and Stuart Hall – investigating global enterprises and systems, the subject within, imagined communities and sociosoma.
1.) what are global Systems: Here the analysis is based upon the ideas by Talcott Parsons AGIL scheme and Niklas Luhmann ́s system theory
2.) what is with the subject within: here we use the habitus concept by Pierre Bourdieu and the encoding/decoding model by Stuart Hall to develop a system of interrelation for global communities, furthermore we ask what is an imagined community: here we discuss themes based upon Benedict Anderson ́s theory about the constructed unity of nations. Which leads us to the point to question what is symbolic culture: this is where we outline Clifford Geertz concept of culture as “a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate, and develop their knowledge about and attitudes toward life”
3.) what is a sociosoma: here we go into the detail, where we sum-up the points above to this new model of a temporary positioned, fluid and most of all global community – where people within use a system (f.e. given by a multinational enterprise) and therefore become part of a community – temporarily, fluid, and in their own manner.