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Reich, Wendelin
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Schirmer, W., Weidenstedt (Hamann), L. & Reich, W. (2013). Respect and Agency: An empirical exploration. Current Sociology, 61(1), 57-75
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2013 (English)In: Current Sociology, ISSN 0011-3921, E-ISSN 1461-7064, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 57-75Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Both in social science and in everyday life, ‘respect’ is an important and widely used term to describe positive conduct of one person towards another. However, just what respectful behaviour refers to, and how it can be differentiated from considerate, tolerant, kind, etc. behaviour continues to elude social-scientific analysis. In order to investigate the meaning that people give to the concept of respect, the authors carried out focus groups in that participants discussed two vignettes regarding respect and a very closely related concept – considerateness. A systematic analysis of the transcripts preliminary supported the study’s hypothesis that respect is a form of behaviour which refers to the ascribed agency of another person, as opposed to non-agential properties such as needs or feelings.

Keywords
Respect, Agency, Considerateness, Focus groups
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173172 (URN)10.1177/0011392111421531 (DOI)000312190100004 ()
Projects
Vetenskapsrådet DNR 2007-1638
Available from: 2012-04-19 Created: 2012-04-19 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Schirmer, W., Weidenstedt, L. & Reich, W. (2012). From Tolerance to Respect in Inter-Ethnic Contexts. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 38(7), 1049-1065
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Tolerance to Respect in Inter-Ethnic Contexts
2012 (English)In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 38, no 7, p. 1049-1065Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When advocates of multiculturalism promote democratic values, they often call for tolerance and respect. The pairwise usage of these concepts wrongly presumes a similar, if not the same, positively connoted meaning. This article depicts an important difference between respect and tolerance, not only in terms of semantics but also regarding the concepts' impact on social interactions. Being tolerated often means to be 'put up with' or to be grudgingly ignored. Multicultural approaches that are based on tolerance, then, may send misleading signals, as they implicitly state that members of ethnic and racial minorities are actually not welcome. We argue that respect conveys a more suitable message for successful multicultural policy programmes. Drawing on a sociological theory of respect that connects respect with the agency of the target person, we show that respect means treating people as autonomous agents whose will and interests are taken seriously and who are not looked down on.

Keywords
Respect, Tolerance, Agency, Sociology, Multiculturalism
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-178153 (URN)10.1080/1369183X.2012.681448 (DOI)000305758500002 ()
Available from: 2012-07-30 Created: 2012-07-30 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Michailakis, D. & Reich, W. (2009). Dilemmas of Inclusive Education. ALTER, European Journal of Disability Research, 3, 24-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dilemmas of Inclusive Education
2009 (English)In: ALTER, European Journal of Disability Research, Vol. 3, p. 24-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-121457 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-23 Created: 2010-03-23 Last updated: 2010-12-22Bibliographically approved
Reich, W. (2007). Deliberative Democracy in the Classroom: A Sociological View. Educational Theory, 57(2), 187-197
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2007 (English)In: Educational Theory, ISSN 0013-2004, E-ISSN 1741-5446, Vol. 57, no 2, p. 187-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Contemporary philosophical and political theories place high hopes on the concept of deliberative democracy. Within educational research, there seems to be widespread agreement that if students are to be educated for deliberative democracy, actual classroom deliberation constitutes an indispensable educational tool. From the standpoint of sociology and social psychology, this assumption seems plausible but unnecessarily vague. In this essay, Wendelin Reich suggests a comprehensive list of educational aims that may be associated with deliberation before reviewing research on the concept of communicative interaction in order to evaluate how deliberation, seen as a specific form of communicative interaction, could live up to its educational aims. From this evaluation Reich deduces that the aims stand in complex and sometimes even contradictory relation to the means for achieving them and to each other. Reich concludes that more empirical research is needed to determine in which forms and contexts deliberation can best contribute to fulfilling the goal of educating democratic citizens.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11633 (URN)doi:10.1111/j.1741-5446.2007.00251.x (DOI)
Available from: 2007-10-08 Created: 2007-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Reich, W. (2007). Kommunikativ interaktion. In: Social handling och sociala relationer: (pp. 169-206). Stockholm: Natur & kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommunikativ interaktion
2007 (Swedish)In: Social handling och sociala relationer, Stockholm: Natur & kultur , 2007, p. 169-206Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur & kultur, 2007
Keywords
Svenska teckenspråket,  sociala aspekter, hörselskadade,  döva, Sverige, språk och identitet,  teckenspråk, självuppfattning, kultur, akademiska 
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22874 (URN)978-91-27-11471-5 (ISBN)
Note
Språkanm.: Sammanfattning på engelska med titeln: Deaf sign language users : identity changes in the Swedish deaf community. Jfr Diss. Uppsala : Univ., 2003Available from: 2007-08-13 Created: 2007-08-13 Last updated: 2009-03-02Bibliographically approved
Reich, W. (2006). Blindness and the Interactional Emergence of Disability. Scandina¬vian Journal of Disability Research, 8, 247-262
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blindness and the Interactional Emergence of Disability
2006 (English)In: Scandina¬vian Journal of Disability Research, Vol. 8, p. 247-262Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22872 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23 Last updated: 2011-01-11
Reich, W. & Michailakis, D. (2005). 'Attitudes' as an Observational Artifact. In: Resistance, Reflection and Change: Nordic Disability Research (pp. 233-246). : Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Attitudes' as an Observational Artifact
2005 (English)In: Resistance, Reflection and Change: Nordic Disability Research, Studentlitteratur , 2005, p. 233-246Chapter in book (Other scientific)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur, 2005
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22876 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23
Reich, W. & Michailakis, D. (2005). The Notion of Equal Opportunity in Political Communication: A Theoretical Analysis. Revue francaise des affaires sociales, 59, 49-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Notion of Equal Opportunity in Political Communication: A Theoretical Analysis
2005 (English)In: Revue francaise des affaires sociales, Vol. 59, p. 49-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22877 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23 Last updated: 2011-01-12
Reich, W. (2004). Reasoning about Other Agents: A Plea for Logic-based Methods. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 7(4/4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reasoning about Other Agents: A Plea for Logic-based Methods
2004 (English)In: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Vol. 7, no 4/4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22871 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23 Last updated: 2011-01-12
Reich, W. (2003). Die gesellschaftliche Erzwingung von Beobachtbarkeit. In: Entstaatlichung und soziale Sicherheit:: Verhandlungen des 31. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Leipzig.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Die gesellschaftliche Erzwingung von Beobachtbarkeit
2003 (English)In: Entstaatlichung und soziale Sicherheit:: Verhandlungen des 31. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Leipzig, 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22868 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-28 Created: 2008-02-28
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