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Jan Hinrichsen

Unsicheres Ordnen

Lawinenabwehr, Galtür 1884–2014

[Ordering Uncertainty. Avalanche Securization, Galtür 1884–2014.]

2020. XI, 305 pages.

Bedrohte Ordnungen 14

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From the perspective of an anthropology of knowledge, Jan Hinrichsen traces how the avalanche of Galtür in 1999 inscribed itself in the archive and how the archive wrote the catastrophe. In this genealogy of uncertainty, it is shown how the avalanche disaster emerges from those epistemic orders that it simultaneously calls into question.
What do folders have to do with avalanche catastrophes, what have catastrophes to do with orders? This historical-ethnographic study describes how knowledge and disaster, archive and crisis, order and threat interrelate. The folders, whose back covers adorn this volume, assemble uncertainties and make ordering intelligible as a vulnerable practice and a practice of vulnerability. From the perspective of an anthropology of knowledge, Jan Hinrichsen traces how the avalanche of Galtür in 1999 inscribed itself in the archive and how this archive wrote the catastrophe. He analyses security technologies used to guard against natural hazards in the Tyrolean community and understands them as assemblages of discourses, practices and things. In this genealogy of uncertainty, it is shown how the avalanche disaster emerges from those epistemic orders that it simultaneously calls into question.
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Jan Hinrichsen Geboren 1982; Studium der Empirischen Kulturwissenschaft und der Amerikanistik in Tübingen; wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Sonderforschungsbereich 923 »Bedrohte Ordnungen«, danach Koordinator des Exploration Funds »Schwieriges Erbe«; ab 2017 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (postdoc) am Ludwig-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft der Universität Tübingen; seit April 2020 Universitätsassistent post-doc am Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie der Universität Innsbruck.
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