29.11.2022
COVID-19: Care Dependents and Care Staff Working in Care Homes are the Most Affected

COVID-19: Care Dependents and Care Staff Working in Care Homes are the Most Affected

Team of authors from SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen, has drawn up the Long-Term Care Report 2022, as commissioned by BARMER

BARMER Long-Term Care Report 2022 was presented to the public today in Berlin. Besides a general report and an evaluation of long-term care policy over the past year, the focus chapter in this year’s Long-Term Care Report analyzes the impact of Covid-19 on the care home sector. Not only are the effects on the residents and the homes themselves examined, but also the financial effects on long-term care insurance. Read more ...

05.10.2022
Discursive Smoke Grenades

Discursive Smoke Grenades

A sociological perspective on “alternative facts”

Nils Kumkar’s new book investigates alternative facts from a sociological, communication theory perspective: What is fought about and what is agreed upon when alternative facts are shaping the debates? What is their communicative function? Read more ...

16.05.2022
New book on the German middle classes published with Springer VS

New book on the German middle classes published with Springer VS

“Die beharrliche Mitte” (“The persistent middle”) reconstructs images of the “good life” and practices of status work in the German middle classes

They show the conduct of life of the middle classes to be shaped by three distinct, implicit ideals of the good life: an orientation towards community, professional pride, and economic status improvement Read more ...