Sociology Index

Sociology Departments in Germany

Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
The Department of Sociology
Dean: Univ. Prof. Dr. Stefan Hradil
Department of sociological Theory and Gender Studies.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Hirschauer
Three departments are integrated in Educational Studies: Sociology, Psychology and Pedagogy. At the department of Sociology this degree course is assigned to the Department of Sociology of Education and qualitative Methods (Prof. Dr. H. Kalthoff).

German Sociological Association
Section "Aging and Society"
Prof. Dr. Gertrud Backes
Universität-GH Kassel
FB 04, Lehrstuhl Soziale Gerontologie.

Arnold-Bode-Straße 10, 34109 Kassel, Germany
There is an increasing number of social scientist working on topics of old age and aging. By now, sociology of aging is not very well instituionalized or represented neither in German sociology nor gerontology, though. There have been discussions among sociologists who are studying aging, social policy, and the life course on this situation with the result that there was a first open meeting held on the congress of sociology in 1996 in Dresden.
* Prof. Dr. Gertrud Backes, Lehrstuhl Soziale Gerontologie, Universität Kassel (Speaker)
* Prof. Dr. Anton Amann, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien
* Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Clemens, Institut für Soziologie, Freie Universität Berlin
* Prof. Dr. Harald Künemund, Institut für Gerontologie, Hochschule Vechta
* Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA), Berlin
* PD Dr. Klaus Schroeter, Institut für Soziologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
* Dr. Hildegard Theobald, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung.