Thesis topic proposal
Judit Timár
Lajos Boros
Everyday practices of adaption and resistance to peripheralisation at household scale


Institute: University of Szeged
earth sciences
Doctoral School of Geosciences

Thesis supervisor: Lajos Boros
co-supervisor: Judit Timár
Location of studies (in Hungarian): University of Szeged
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZTE

Description of the research topic:

The project investigates changing everyday practices of adaptation and resistance to peripheralisation on a household-level in peripheralised areas in Hungary and Romania. Key task is firstly to analyse the households’ changing experiences and perceptions of socio-spatial polarisation in order to understand the socio-spatial peculiarities and commonalities of everyday practices of adaptation and resistance to peripheralisation at a household-scale in Hungary and Romania. Secondly, it should be explored how the households’ practices of overcoming existing core–periphery disparities can be strengthened by and developed into alternative strategies and praxis of local communities, social movements and new policies.
- Transdisciplinary and transnational review and critical analysis of related concepts and theories;
- Comparative study (HU/RO) on the socio-economic background of polarisation and peripheralisation at national and regional scale (discourse analysis, expert interviews, statistical analysis);
- Regional case study (HU) of households’ everyday practices/experiences/perceptions and the socio-economic conditions of their communities;
- Study of best practices in developing innovative strategies with private and public actors (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, community studies).

Required language skills: English
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2018-12-15

2018. IX. 18.
ODT ülés
Az ODT következő ülésére 2018. október 5-én 10.00 órakor kerül sor a Semmelweis Egyetem Szenátusi termében (Bp. Üllői út 26. I. emelet).

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