Netzwerkmitglieder: Andre Thiemann

Max-Planck-Institut für sozialanthropologische Forschung, Halle, Deutschland

Andre ThiemannAndre Thiemann ist Doktorand am Max Planck Institut für sozialanthropologische Forschung in Halle/Saale, Deutschland. Von 2009 bis 2012 war er Stipendiat der Volkswagenstiftung mit dem Projekt "Lokalstaat und soziale Sicherung im ländlichen Ungarn, Rumänien und Serbien". Die Feldforschung für seine Dissertation in Zentral-Serbien dauerte 16 Monate. Die Dissertation beschäftigt sich mit der wechselseitigen Produktion von "Staat" und "Gesellschaft" durch Beziehungen sozialer Sicherung. Der geschichtliche Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf den Transformationsprozessen seit den 1980er Jahren.

Er studierte Russistik an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und Ethnologie, Soziologie Osteuropas und Geschichte Ost- und Südosteuropas an der Freien Universität Berlin. Er schrieb seine Magisterarbeit in Ethnologie über Moralökonomie, Lokalpolitik und Krisen in ländlichen Wochenmärkten von Kogi State, Nigeria.

Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte umfassen: Politische Ökonomie, Relationale Theorie, Soziale Sicherung, Anthropologie des Staates; Serbien und Nigeria.

http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/people/d/thiemann/index.html

Ausgewählte Publikationen

(mit Tatjana Thelen, Duška Roth). State Kinning and Kinning the State in Serbian Elder Care Programs. In: Social Analysis (accepted).

Introduction. In: Editing Team. 6th Days of Polyphonic Anthropology. Symbols and Rituals of Statehood and Resistance. A Documentation of Collective Field Research Done by Young Anthropologists from Berlin and Warsaw. Warsaw University, 2007, 11–22.

Framing Polyphony 6: Beyond a 'Quick and Dirty' Approach. In: Editing Team. 6th Days of Polyphonic Anthropology. Symbols and Rituals of Statehood and Resistance. A Documentation of Collective Field Research Done by Young Anthropologists from Berlin and Warsaw. Warsaw University, 2007, 32–44.

Ausgewählte Präsentationen

Negotiating Serbia's market transitions: Agricultural land and human security, gehalten am 17th IUAES World Congress: Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds am 7. August 2013 in Manchester.

Kinning the State-care in times of crisis?, gehalten am 12th European Association of Social Anthropology Biennial Conference: "Uncertainty and disquiet" am 12. Juli 2012, in Paris.

Points of Cooperation and of Individual Research: Local State and Social Security, gehalten an der Conference "Anthropology Otherwise: Rethinking Approaches to Fieldwork in Different Anthropological Traditions" at Petnica Science Centre (supported by Wenner Gren Foundation), am 2. September 2011 in Valjevo in Serbien.

Projekt: Local State and Social Security in Serbia

In meiner sozialanthropologischen Dissertationsforschung untersuche ich den Wandel der Sozialen Sicherung in Serbien. Ich analysiere die Interaktion zwischen lokalem Staat (lokal präsente oder Einfluss ausübende staatliche und parastaatliche Institutionen) und Bevölkerung in der Šumadija/ Zentralserbien. Die Geschichte der Institutionen und Arrangements im vorwiegend ruralen Feldforschungsgebiet verfolge ich seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Den Schwerpunkt der Arbeit bildet dabei die Analyse der aktuellen Konstellationen, Beziehungen und Konflikte (2009–10) im Kontext der erneuten Einbindung Serbiens in die internationale Staatengemeinschaft. Wie integrieren sich die staatlichen Projekte und Routineaktivitäten mit den sozialen Sicherungsarrangements der Bevölkerung? Ein Hauptaugenmerk liegt dabei auf der Analyse von Diskursen über "Entwicklung", "Bedürftigkeit" und "Verantwortung" in ihrer Einbettung in staatliches Handeln und dessen dörfliche Bewertung und Aneignung. Fallbeispiele sind die Aktivitäten der städtischen Zentren für soziale Arbeit (ZSA) sowie die Aktivitäten des gewählten, ehrenamtlichen Dorfrats (Mesna Zajednica).

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Andre Thiemann

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany

Andre ThiemannAndre Thiemann is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany. From 2009 to 2012 he was part of the Volkswagen funded project "Local State and Social Security in rural Hungary, Romania and Serbia". For 16 months he conducted fieldwork in Serbia. His dissertation is investigating how state and society in central Serbia mutually produce each other through social security relations. The historical focus is from the 1980s until the present day.

He earned a BA degree in Russian Studies at Humboldt University, and in Social Anthropology, Eastern European Studies and Southeast European History at Free University of Berlin. He obtained his MA degree in Social Anthropology with a thesis about moral economy, local politics and crises in weekly farmers' markets in Kogi State, Nigeria.

His research interests include political economy, relational theory, anthropology of the state, and social security; Serbia and Nigeria.

http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/people/d/thiemann/index.html

Selected Publications

(with Tatjana Thelen, Duška Roth). State Kinning and Kinning the State in Serbian Elder Care Programs. In: Social Analysis (accepted). Introduction. In: Editing Team. 6th Days of Polyphonic Anthropology. Symbols and Rituals of Statehood and Resistance. A Documentation of Collective Field Research Done by Young Anthropologists from Berlin and Warsaw. Warsaw University, 2007, 11–22.

"Framing Polyphony 6: Beyond a 'Quick and Dirty' Approach". In: Editing Team. 6th Days of Polyphonic Anthropology. Symbols and Rituals of Statehood and Resistance. A Documentation of Collective Field Research Done by Young Anthropologists from Berlin and Warsaw. Warsaw University, 2007, 32–44.

Selected Presentations

Negotiating Serbia's market transitions: Agricultural land and human security, presented at "17th IUAES World Congress: Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds", August 7, 2013 in Manchester.

Kinning the State-care in times of crisis?, presented at the 12th European Association of Social Anthropology Biennial Conference: "Uncertainty and disquiet" on July 12, 2012 in Paris.

Points of Cooperation and of Individual Research: Local State and Social Security, presented at the Conference "Anthropology Otherwise: Rethinking Approaches to Fieldwork in Different Anthropological Traditions" at Petnica Science Centre (supported by Wenner Gren Foundation), on September 2, 2011 in Valjevo, Serbia.

Project: Local State and Social Security in Serbia

My dissertation research in social anthropology is focused on the change in social security arrangements in Serbia. I analyze the interaction between the state (i. e. locally present or locally influential state and quasi state institutions) and the population in Sumadija region in central Serbia. The analysis of institutions and institutional arrangements in that predominantly rural hinterland covers the period starting with the end of the Secong World War, but the focus is on the analysis of the constellations, connections and conflicts in the context of the reconnecting of Serbia with the international community (2009-2010). How do state projects and routine activities integrate with social security arrangements? Research is focused mainly on the analysis of discourses on "development", "necessity" and "responsibility"; on the way these discourses are embedded in the context of state activity; and on the evaluation and acceptance of that activity by the local population. As examples I used the activities of Centers for Social Work (Centri za socijalni rad), the Municipal Service for Economic Development (Odsek za lokalni ekonomski razvoj), and elected – though honorary – Municipal Council (Savet mesne zajednice).