Internship Project
Cultural and Social Sciences

Social Inequality in India and Turkey

Institution
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies
Subject Area
Social Sciences, Area Studies
Availibility
Position filled
Project Supervisor(s)
Dr. Tamer Söyler, Prof. Dr. Boike Rehbein
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (3rd or 4th year)
Graduate students
PhD students
Language
English and either Turkish or an Indian language
Further Information
Project Type
Academic research
Project Content
The project studies social inequality in a comparative perspective. The theoretical framework and the methodology have been developed by Surinder Jodhka, Boike Rehbein, Jessé Souza and others in the course of fifteen years. Currently, empirical studies of India and Turkey are carried out. These studies comprise qualitative interviews with all sections of the respective populations in a representative sample. The documentary method is used for the interview interpretation, while multivariate methods are applied to the coded results in addition to the qualitative interpretation.
Tasks for Interns
Interns are expected to conduct interviews and are involved in the process of interpretation.
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (3rd or 4th year)
Graduate students
PhD students
Requirements
Basic knowledge of social science methodology and theory, especially Pierre Bourdieu.
Expected Preparation
If accepted, a few sample interviews should be conducted.
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