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March 28, 2012
by sop03aw
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The New in Social Research: Javier Lezaun recording

We are pleased to put online the next in our ‘The New in Social Research’ series, a recording of Javier Lezaun’s (March 20th) talk titled Cinematography and the Discovery of Social Kinetics (for download, not to stream).

Lezaun’s talk looks at the use of film by two early 20th century social scientists: (1) Wolfgang Köhler, one of the founders of Gestalt Psychology, and his colleague (2) Kurt Lewin, the pioneer of Social Psychology. In the work of these two figures we find the idea of the social as a form of movement, as a kinetic event, most visibly manifested in the face-to-face interactions of small groups.… Continue reading