Please activate JavaScript!
Please install Adobe Flash Player, click here for download

uni'wissen 01(3)-2011_ENG

Prof. Dr. Nina Degele has served since 2000 as professor for sociology and gender studies at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Freiburg. Since 2002 she has served as director of the institute. Degele studied sociology, sinology, politi- cal science, philosophy, and psychology in Munich and Frankfurt. She earned her doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sci- ences of the University of Munich in 1993 with a dis- sertation on the sociology of human and artificial intelligence. In 1998 she completed her habilitation with a study on the sociol- ogy of knowledge in com- puterized society. Degele has served as visiting professor at the Univer- sity of Minnesota, USA. Her research interests include societal theory, the sociology of gender relations, and the body, sports, and everyday life. Soccer is an object of research that is always changing, with factors whose relative importance is continually waxing and waning like religion, which seemed to have almost lost its signifi- cance and has now become relevant again due to immigration. But it isn’t just a matter of the old dimensions shifting in importance. There are also always new dimensions to consider. An ex- ample of a relatively new dimension is physical attractiveness, explains Degele: “Recent studies show that more attractive people earn more money and also enjoy certain advantages in every­day life. Someone with the looks of Helmut Kohl would no longer be a viable candidate for chancellor today.” Further Reading Degele, N./Gramespacher, E./Mangelsdorf, M./ Schmitz, S. (2009): Gendered Bodies in Motion. Opladen. Degele, N./Winker, G. (in print): Intersektion­ alität als Beitrag zu einer gesellschaftstheo­ retisch informierten Ungleichheitsforschung. In: Berliner Journal für Soziologie. Winker, G./Degele, N. (2009): Intersektio­nalität. Zur Analyse gesellschaftlicher Ungleichheiten. Bielefeld. 23uni'wissen 03