Nijmegen, Netherlands

Political Language: Analyzing State-‘Created’ Categories

when 20 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 575

Residents meet the state indirectly, cradle-to-grave, via registration forms and their category language. This course explores comparative, state-driven category-making and category analysis.

Course leader

Dvora Yanow
Guest professor of Communication, Philosophy and Technology
Department of Social Sciences
Wageningen University

Target group

- Master
- PhD
- Post-doc
- Professional

This PhD level course is open to all researchers aiming at bringing their research to the next level. It is particularly designed for those who have encountered the use of categories in their research fieldwork (whether in archival-documentary materials, in interviewing or in participant observer ethnography) and seek a more systematic understanding of their significance in that research setting/topic.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- Analyze a set of categories that appear in your own research materials.
- Have a fuller understanding of the meaning of the linguistic turn.

Credits info

2 EC
2 ECTS credits, with the possibility of an extra 1-3 ECTS credits depending on additional course work and assignments handed in during or after the summer school (for a possible total of up to 5 ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 575: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 518 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 489 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 431 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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