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Lecture series

Guilt and Debt

In the European and global debt crisis, a variety of disciplines are engaged with the subject of collective corporate and state debt as well as private debt. Different strategies as to how one can escape the "debt trap" as well as debt relief by states are being considered, but debt and guilt have further ramifications: Debt generates significant structural dependencies and the idea of debt is morally loaded. As a central cultural achievement, the introduction of money is closely intertwined with the issue of debt.

The lecture series focuses on ideas and everyday history of guilt and debt, including the context of current crises. Contributions from the fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, criminal justice, history and more will help us understand the complexity of the topic. 

The lecture on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 will be given in English: Dr. Joe Deville, Departments of Sociology/Organisation, Work and Technology, Lancaster University will speak on "Debt Collection: The Emotional Work of Market Attachment"

Program in German

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In the European and global debt crisis, a variety of disciplines are engaged with the subject of collective corporate and state debt as well as private debt. Different strategies as to how one can escape the "debt trap" as well as debt relief by states are being considered, but debt and guilt have further ramifications: Debt generates significant structural dependencies and the idea of debt is morally loaded. As a central cultural achievement, the introduction of money is closely intertwined with the issue of debt.

The lecture series focuses on ideas and everyday history of guilt and debt, including the context of current crises. Contributions from the fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, criminal justice, history and more will help us understand the complexity of the topic. 

The lecture on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 will be given in English: Dr. Joe Deville, Departments of Sociology/Organisation, Work and Technology, Lancaster University will speak on "Debt Collection: The Emotional Work of Market Attachment"

Program in German

copyright: alphaspirit - Fotolia