Yvonne Albrecht works as a postdoctoral researcher at Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at Humboldt-University of Berlin (https://www.bim.hu-berlin.de/de/personen/dr-yvonne-albrecht/) and also at DeZIM (German Centre for Integration and Migration Research). Since 2019, she is an associated research fellow at the SFB "Affective Societies" at Freie University of Berlin. In addition to that, she is the coordinator of Researchnetwork 11 "Sociology of Emotions" of the European Sociological Association (ESA) (https://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn11-sociology-emotions). Her research interests include Sociology of Emotions and Affects, Critical Migration Studies, Sociology of Organisations, Sociology of Space, Qualitative Research.
Panel "Affect Works": Institutional dynamics of affecting and being affected: The emotionalization of injustice and the threat of withdrawing the organizational identification
28th May 11.30 – 01.00 pm | Yvonne Albrecht, Serhat Karakayali, Annemarie Kern (Berlin)
Organizations attempting to increase and institutionalize diversity in their structures are often facing internal resistance. Whether such resistance is expressed in open debates, or in “silent” obviation partly depends on existing structures, and the organizational culture. According to Alexander (2017) actors need to emotionally dramatize injustices for successfully making their demands. Aesthetic “tools” of framing experiences must be employed for creating critical moments. For investigating aspects of dramatization in organizations, we adapt Alexander’s insights and present empirical data from our current research project about civil society organizations. We investigate how the trade union “ver.di” is dealing with migration and diversity.