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Prostorska sociologija (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   
6.03.00  Humanities  Anthropology   

Code Science Field
H200  Humanities  Theory of history 
H270  Humanities  Social and economic history 
S120  Social sciences  Environmental law 
S214  Social sciences  Social changes, theory of social work 
S220  Social sciences  Cultural anthropology, ethnology 
T100  Technological sciences  History and philosophy of technology 
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Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  06133  PhD Vesna Godina Vuk  Anthropology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,470 
2.  12652  PhD Marjan Hočevar  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  309 
3.  09735  PhD Drago Kos  Sociology  Head  2001 - 2003  562 
4.  16282  PhD Karmen Šterk  Culturology  Researcher  2001 - 2002  256 
5.  15319  PhD Franc Trček  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  333 
6.  21463  PhD Jana Urh  Anthropology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  17 
7.  22511  PhD Matjaž Uršič  Sociology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  343 
8.  21510  MSc Aleš Verdir  Anthropology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
9.  09978  PhD Barbara Verlič Christensen  Sociology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  126 
10.  19139  Janja Zvonar    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,369 
Research work is dealing with basic conceptual and structural changes in the relationship human – society – space/nature. A basis research thesis are radical novelties with regard to structuring and comprehending of building and natural space take place in the so called »postmodern era«. After the classical rural/urban dichotomy has become practically useles, jet cognitive value of dichotomy environment/space is quickly weakening too. Dynamics of real spatial and conceptual-theorethical changes is significant, although rather concealed, due to its incrementalistic nature. Not such a long time ago there existed a supposition that the spatial determinism was loosing importance. In fact, the only thing that was really happening, was more sofisticated differentiation of the role of physical space within the social development processes. Because of technological and political-economic changes, the spatial limitations have been and are still weakening. At the same time, as a response to increasing ubiquity, there is a strengthening occurance of new (special) identities. Spatial determinism is weakening and strenghtening at the same time, with the fully novelty being only that national level is not so dominating any more in structuring of these relations. These research principles served as the basis for individual members of our research team to set-up their relatively autonomous research areas. The group consists of researchers of different ages and scientific career stages, therefore, an quite interesting situation origined: some researchers are directing themselves into synthesis of their previous research works in the field of spatial sociology. The others are beginning their work on new non-standard themes that have only in the recent period come to be considered as spatial and social problems also. In spite of spatial sociology being the common denominator of all researchers, there is, a significant evidence given to transcending standard disciplinary limitations. This is namely an indispensable condition of a creative research action in the circumstances of postmodern socio-spatial fragmentations and perplexity. The classical »differentiational« research method, is unsuitable, and has to be replaced with particularly interdisciplinary consideration. Sociological consideration can therefore not avoid even conceptualy-terminological difficulties while using the terms space/environment, ecological/environmental or nature/environment etc. Basically there occurs a original conceptual difficulty: how to, avoid reducionistic interpretations, that have since always been essentialy influencing understanding and evaluating spatio-environmental problems. Dynamics of spatio-environmental changes and new spatial identities applies therefore also to the epistemological questions. Standard research methodological instruments have to be set-in more sensible, but in some respects it has to be even set-up anew. Dynamics of technological development (e.g. telecommunication technology) that intensively influence development of virtual space or so called cyberspace, is especialy responsible for untransparency and hierarhization of socio--spatial questions in the postmodern era. In research program we therefore included the question of informational accessibility and hereby linked possible »humanization« of its use.
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