3rd Edition Seminar Experiences Research

* Updated entry with links to materials on bibliographies, resources, and readings suggested by the speakers.

3ª Edición Seminario Experiencias de Investigación


The first task of the social sciences and, therefore, of the teaching of the social science research is to establish as a fundamental norm of scientific practice the conversion of thought, the revolution of the gaze, the rupture with pre-built and all that, in the social order and in the scientific universe, sustains it.

Pierre Bourdieu


For the third consecutive year, this seminar seeks to serve as a space for knowledge and shared reflection on the practice of research in social sciences. At the initiative of the students of master’s and doctoral programs and in coordination with the department Sociological Theory (Sociology V) of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid, this seminar will bring together young researchers, mainly students from master’s and phd, andresearchers invited in two monthly sessions of a maximum of two and a half hours, in addressing various topics and areas of study from research experiences , and specific and heterogeneous in the social sciences, combining the exposures of the guests with the debate among the participants.

An invitation to the conversion of the gaze, to the sharing of questions and projects, and to listen to generate among all spaces for reflection and collaborative learning.

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Classroom 200, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, UCM, Campus of Somosaguas (Bus (I, H, B, A and Metro ligero).


 March to June of 2012 (More information)


Until the 8 of march of 2012, in the office room 2501 of the Dept. of Sociology V (Hammer, 25) or by email: [email protected]

Priority to students of master, doctorate and last course of the degree.

It is recommended to send an e-mail to be included on the distribution list and choose the certificate now is the time.


The attendance at the sessions will be free until capacity is full. May request certificate of attendance persons registered to attend at least two sessions. In the same shall contain the specific sessions that you have attended.


Dept. Sociology V:

Coordinators:91 394 30 60.

Secretariat of the dept.: 91 394 28 48.

Email: [email protected]


Calendar of Sessions

All sessions will take place the Friday at 18:30 except the session of 24 may, which will take place on a Thursday at the same time. Will communicate any changes in advance via e-mail and wiki.

March 9,

Biopolitics as an analytical tool.

An experience of doctoral research in International Relations

José Luis de la Flor

Literature on Governmentality and Biopolitics

Michel Foucault: “Omnes et singulatim. Towards a criticism of political reason“, in Technologies of the self, cambridge, polity press, 1990, pp. 95-140.

N. Rose and P. Miller (1992): “Political power beyond the States: problematics of government“, The british journal of sociology, vol 43, no. 2.

M. Merlingen (2006): “Foucault and world politics: promises and challenges of extending governmentality theory to the european and beyond“, Millennium: journal of international studies, Vol. 35, nº1.

W. Larner (2000): “Neo-liberalism: policy, ideology, governmentality“, Studies in political economy, 63.

March 16,

To investigate the process of civilization

Fernando Ampudia de Haro

Proposed readings:

F. Ampudia (2006): “Managing the self: literature of self-help and behavior management and the affections”, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, no. 113, pp. 49-75.

F. Ampudia (2010): “The possibility of de-civilization“, Sociology, issues and practices, no. 63, pp. 91-112.

Complementary readings:

F. Ampudia (2007): The bridles of behaviour: an approach to the civilizing process in Spanish, Madrid: CIS. Full on GoogleBooks.

“About the process of civilization. Interview with Norbert Elias“, Archipelago, no. 6, 1991.

April 20

The construction of inequality in multilingual classrooms

Luisa Martín Rojo

Proposed readings:

Examples of the research ‘School and multingüismo: a study sociolinguistic critical of the programmes of linguistic education of the Community of Madrid (2007-2010)’ (IP: Luisa Martín Rojo).

L. Martín Rojo: “(De)capitalising students trought linguistic practices“. Draft, please do not cite.

Complementary readings:

L. Martín Rojo and L. Mijares (2007): Voices from the classroom. Ethnographies of the school multilingual, MEC-CIDE.

April 27

Drift: collective research and learning beyond the university

Jara Rocha and Samer Hassan


    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4rOsn_4a_o
    • http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2011/12/27/actualidad/1324940405_850215.html
    • http://www.colaborabora.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CBB_diapoPROCOMUN.jpg
    • http://medialab-prado.es/article/video_que_es_el_procomun
    • http://digital.csic.es/bitstream/10261/2746/1/cuatro_entornos_procomun.pdf


    • http://p2pu.org/
    • http://www.infed.org/archives/e-texts/colley_informal_learning.htm
    • http://transductores.net/


    • http://comunes.org/es/hack-for-your-rights/
    • http://www.laquadrature.net/
    • http://eprints.rclis.org/bitstream/10760/12851/1/pekka.pdf


    • http://fcforum.net/es/charter#summary
    • http://10penkult.cc/
    • http://comunes.org/es/commons-and-institutions/


    • http://hackingtheacademy.org/
    • http://www.prototyping.es/hackacademia/hacking-academy-studio


    • http://activearchives.org/wiki/Active_Archives
    • http://kune.ourproject.org/es/
    • http://piratepad.net/front-page/
    • http://www.openstreetmap.org/


    • http://comunes.org
    • http://www.masterdiwo.org/
    • http://movecommons.org
    • http://medialab-prado.es/article/laboratorio_procomun_grupos_trabajo_2011-2012

May 11

Experiences and practices of cultural management in public and private organizations, for the construction of citizenship in two local stages traversed by the urban conflict: Bello and Envigado (2010 2012)

Natalia Andrea Salinas Arango and Luz Andrea Suárez Álvarez

Olmos, Hector Ariel (2008): cultural Management and development: Keys for the development, AECID-MAEC. In particular:

  • Chapter 3: Management and cultural policy.
  • Chapter 7: The sector of culture and cultural managers.
  • Chapter 10: Training of cultural managers.

May 24,

The reflexivity of semantics in social research

Amparo Serrano Pascual

Fragments of the labour reform.

Articles of Amparo Serrano in Dialnet.

June 1,

Imagining sociology: reflections on the genesis and development of a research project on the current crusade against tobacco use

Susana Rodríguez Díaz (UNED)

An investigation is, to a large extent, a process of discovery, a journey in which we go on encountering unexpected things. Hence the need of harmonizing the theoretical with the empirical. In my case, the observation of the metaphors used around the consumption of tobacco led me to devices concept within the fields of Sociology of religion and the Sociology of war, which were the starting point of a theoretical approach, in the light of which I was interpreting data extracted from sources, documentaries (historical, literary, scientific, governmental, or journalistic film and ublicitarias) as derived from direct observation of reality and the discourses of various social actors.

Another essential aspect of my research was the genealogical analysis; that is, the reconstruction of how things have come to be what they are, because what that assumes and naturalizes to a better social control is, in reality, the result of a social construction.

Some of these aspects are brilliantly developed in the book of C. Wright Mills, The sociological imagination, whose reading I recommend, along with two texts that associate to introduce my work around to the cross-anti-smoking. The first of them is titled “Discourses and political practices around the cross anti-smoking” and I spoke at the III Jornades de l Associació Valenciana d Anthropology at the end of 2010. In he story, broadly speaking, the boot of the theoretical framework that I used for the elaboration of my doctoral thesis. The second are the conclusions of the thesis, updated for your next publication in book form under the title “Modernity and change of values: the case of tobacco”.


S. Rodríguez Díaz (2010): “Discourses and political practices around the cross anti-smoking”, III Jornades de l Associació Valenciana d Anthropology.

S. Rodríguez Díaz (2009): “Findings”, Society and change of values: the tobacco market, doctoral thesis, Dept. of Sociology I, UNED.



3ª Edición Seminario Experiencias de Investigación

Master’s degree in socio-Cultural Analysis of Communication and Knowledge

Department of Sociology V (Sociological Theory), University Complutense of Madrid



Sara Lafuente Funes

Carlos López Carrasco

Christian Orgaz Alonso

Javier Rujas Martínez-Novillo