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Lecturer: Julian Chollet & Bastian Buegler

Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS

Dates: 05.05. – 07.07. every Tuesday (15:15 - 16:45)
Venue: Online

We meet every Tuesday 15:15 - 16:45 in the usual Jitsi-room


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I once wrote something about ideology in my Bachelor's, here's some of the literature:

Adorno, Theodor W. / Horkheimer, Max: Dialektik der Aufklärung. Philosophische Fragmente. In: Adorno, Theodor W.: Gesammelte Schriften, Bd. 3

Aron, Raymond: Opium für Intellektuelle. Köln 1957.

Barion, Jakob: Was ist Ideologie? Studie zu Begriff und Problematik. Bonn 1974.

Balázs, Béla: Ideologie und Produktion. In: Witte, Karsten (Hrsg.): Theorie des Kinos. Frankfurt a. M. 1973.

Boudon, Raymond: Ideologie: Geschichte und Kritik eines Begriffs. Hamburg 1988.

Bruns, Julian; Glösel, Kathrin; Strobl, Natascha: Die Identitären. Handbuch zur Jugendbewegung der Neuen Rechten in Europa.

Bluhm, Harald (Hrsg.): Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels: Die deutsche Ideologie. Berlin 2009.

Hall, Stuart: Kodieren/Dekodieren. In: Grundlagentexte der Fernsehwissenschaft: Theorie – Geschichte – Analyse. Konstanz 2002, S.105–124.

Heitkämper, Peter: Kategorien ideologischer Pädagogik. Wirkungsweise und Möglichkeiten einer Entideolisierung. In: Kanz, Heinrich (Hrsg.): Ideologiekritik in der Erziehungswissenschaft. Frankfurt am Main 1972.

Topitsch, Ernst / Salamun, Kurt: Ideologie. Herrschaft des Vor-Urteils. München 1972.

Müller, Jost: Ideologische Formen. Texte zu Ideologietheorie, Rassismus, Kultur. Wien 2017.

On Anarchism:
>Errico Malatesta - At the Cafe
>Alexander Berkman - What Is Communist Anarchism?




Our contemporary political landscape as well as public debate is increasingly dominated by extreme positions. Opinions and assumptions are echoed through (social) media, loose their connection to reality and transform into collective imaginations of more or less homogeneous peer groups. All those groups have their own values, a canon of guiding principles, their specific ingroup language and a common externalized enemy.

Over the course of the semester, every participant will develop a fictional character based on real-world ideologies and analyze their inherent thought patterns. Using a diverse set of methodologies (e.g. roleplay) we will then identify the intellectual and emotional traps of those paradigms, with the objective to overcome them. The concept of this course is experimental and will be further developed together with the participants.

Participation by individuals who are not enrolled in university is highly encouraged. Please register by sending an email to as soon as possible (limited space).