First funding period: Feelings of Religious Belonging and the Rhetorics of Injury in Public and in Art
With July 2019 the CRC started its second funding period and therfore initialized a shift and development in its research focus. The last four years this project concentrated on slightly different topics.
The project investigates from a sociological and literary-critical perspective, the discursive structures, rhetorics, and the experience of feelings of religious belonging and their importance in conflicts for recognition in Germany’s multi-religious society. Basic questions are how such feelings of religious belonging are constructed and interpreted in public discourse, which role do rhetorics of indignation, contempt, and hatred play, and how feelings of religious belonging are affectively experienced in lifeworld contexts by actors.