Organisation and staff

Tora Holmberg

professor at Department of Sociology, Faculty

Email:
Tora.Holmberg[AT-sign]soc.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 1512
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsv. 3H

Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Theoretical perspectives

  • Cultural sociology
  • Cultural studies
  • Animal studies
  • Urban sociology
  • Science and technology studies (STS)
  • Feminist science studies

Current projects

Keywords: urban studies sts culture cultural sociology animal

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My courses

Biography

My research can broadly be situated within science and technology studies (STS), urban theory, feminist science studies and human-animal studies. It takes a cultural sociology approach and thus, meaning making and practice are central concerns of previous and current projects and will be the focus of future plans. Cultural sociology holds at its heart a belief that culture as a system of meaning and practice is a more or less self-contained sphere that can be studied in its own right. Another common thread is that I have been interested all along in issues that may appear as somewhat marginal to social science and sociology: science and its objects, sex, bodies, nature, animals, physical space . The advantage of this interest in liminal issues is the potential of furthering sociological theory with the help of multi-disciplinary encounters with other theoretical traditions and not least, through encounters with the objects under inquiry themselves. What challenges can these liminal objects pose to sociology, and how can a sociological approach further the exploration and understanding of these phenomena?

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