The members of CRC 1187 “Media of Cooperation” publish their research results in the widest possible range of publication venues suitable for their respective researches and disciplines. You will find a chronological list of CRC-related publications by all members under the point “All Publications”.

Beyond that, the CRC has various publication formats of its own in which CRC members as well as other researchers publish. These include the book series Medien der Kooperation (Springer Verlag) and Beiträge zur Praxeologie (Metzler Verlag), the open-access magazine Media in Action. An Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media, and the Internet blog series Debating Anthropology (in cooperation with the Global South Studies Center an der University of Cologne, the Institute for Ethnology and Cultural Studies (IFEK) at the University of Bremen, and the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften).

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) – Project number 262513311 – SFB 1187 Media of Cooperation

You will find detailed information on the contents of the publications in the following:.


Sebastian Gießmann, Tobias Röhl, and Ronja Trischler, eds. 2019.

Materialität der Kooperation

The social has always been medial and the medial has always been social. "Materiality of Cooperation" questions the material conditions and media practices of cooperation. Cooperation is understood here as mutual interaction, which can take place with or without consensus, with or without the co-presence of the actors involved.

Korn, Matthias, Wolfgang Reißmann, Tobias Röhl, and David Sittler, eds. 2019.

Infrastructuring Publics

The volume scrutinizes publics and infrastructures not separately but in their constitutive interrelations and resonances. The contributions share a praxeological approach, discussing historical and current processes of mediated cooperation in infrastructuring and making public(s) by tracing different forms of the production, design, and historic trajectories of various publics and infrastructures.

Mohn, Bina, Pip Hare, Astrid Vogelpohl, and Jutta Wiesemann. 2019.

Face to Face – Face to Screen

Frühe Kindheit Und Medien / Early Childhood and Media. 24 Kamera-Ethnographische Miniaturen / 24 Camera Ethnographic Miniatures.

What characterises childhood in the age of digital media? With 24 short films, this catalogue and accompanying DVD offers insights into the fundamental ways that media practices in early childhood shape the development of self- and family identity and of children's relationships to people, objects, and their surroundings.

Garfinkel, Harold. 2019. Parsons’ Primer. Edited by Anne Warfield Rawls.

Harold Garfinkel: Parson’s Primer

This previously unpublished manuscript titled Parson’s Primer in which Garfinkel explains Talcott Parsons’ position on systems of social interaction and how it relates to Garfinkel’s own position is an important missing piece of Garfinkel’s sociological argument. The original manuscript from 1962/63 has been edited and a new introduction written for it by Anne W. Rawls and Jason Turowetz.

Schubert, Cornelius, and Andreas Kolb. 2020.

Designing Technology, Developing Theory

The article discusses collaborative activities that engage computer graphics designers and social scientists in systems design processes. A conceptual symmetrical account of technology design and theory development is elaborated as a mode of mutual engagement occurring in an interdisciplinary trading zone, where neither discipline is placed at the service of the other and nor do disciplinary boundaries dissolve.

Wulf, Volker, Volkmar Pipek, David Randall, Markus Rohde, Kjeld Schmidt, and Gunnar Stevens. 2018.


The book addresses the philosophy, conceptual apparatus, and methodological concerns which will inform the development of a systematic and long-term human-centered approach to the IT-product life cycle, addressing issues concerned with appropriation and infrastructuring. This entails an orientation to “practice-based computing” which is elaborated in conceptual chapters and empirical case studies.



Aal, Konstantin. n.d. “Social Media Usage in the MENA Region in Conflict Areas - A Comparative Study of Three Countries.” PhD Thesis.
Bergmann, Jörg, Christian Meyer, and Erhard Schüttpelz, eds. 2020. Doing Sociology: Beiträge zur Neuentdeckung von Harold Garfinkels “Studien zur Ethnomethodologie.” Bielefeld: transcript.
Eisenmann, Clemens. 2020. “Technosoziale Intimität. Videotelefonie im familiären Alltag mit Kindern.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Jutta Wiesemann, Clemens Eisenmann, Inka Fürtig, Jochen Lange, and Bina Elisabeth Mohn. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Erbacher, C. 2020. Wittgenstein’s Heirs and Editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Flügel, Alexandra, Detlef Pech, and Jutta Wiesemann. 2020. “wo_anders. Kinder am außerschulischen Lernort.” In Orte und Räume der Generationenvermittlung. Zur Praxis außerschulischen Lernens von Kindern., edited by Jutta Wiesemann, Alexandra Flügel, Swanntje Brill, and Irina Landrock. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.
Frömming, Gesa. 2020. “Öffentlichkeit / Freundschaft / Privatheit. Zur Anonymität bei Theodor Gottfried von Hippel.” In Semantiken und Praktiken der Freundschaft im 18. Jahrhundert, edited by Georg Stanitzek. Hannover: Wehrhahn.
Frömming, Gesa. 2020. “Wird Öffentlichkeit gemacht und wenn ja, wie? Öffentlichkeit und ihre Herstellung bei Jürgen Habermas, Oskar Negt/ Alexander Kluge und Hannah Arendt.” Edited by Gesa Frömming and Georg Stanitzek. Sprache und Literatur [SuL] 49 (1).
Frömming, Gesa, and Georg Stanitzek. 2020. “Öffentlichkeit – Veröffentlichen – Öffentlichkeit herstellen: Einleitung.” Sprache und Literatur [SuL] 49 (1).
Ghanbari, Nacim. 2020. “First Letters.” In Network@1800: Non-Linear European Cultural Histories, edited by B. Tautz and C. Hall. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Gießmann, S. 2020. “Internetgeographie.” In Handbuch Mediengeographie, edited by T. Thielmann. Stuttgart: Metzler.
Gießmann, S. 2020. “How to Coordinate Digital Accounting? Infrastructuring Payment and Credit with the Eurocard, 1977-1985.” In Connect and Divide. The Practice Turn in Media Studies, edited by U. Bergermann, M. Dommann, E. Schüttpelz, and J. Stolow. Berlin/Zürich: Diaphanes.
Holermann, Simon. n.d. “Digital Publics and Social Transformation in the High Atlas, Morocco.” PhD Thesis.
Inka, Fürtig. 2020. “Doing media while doing family. Die Ordnung medialer Praktiken im Familienalltag.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Jutta Wiesemann, Clemens Eisenmann, Inka Fürtig, Jochen Lange, and Bina Elisabeth Mohn. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Kempfert, Kamila, and Wolfgang Reißmann. 2019. “Copyright Disclaimers in Fan Media: Legal Relevance and Cultural Practice.” UFITA 2/2019.
Klass, Nadine. 2019. Urheberrecht. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Klass, Nadine, and Christian Alexander. 2020. Medienrecht. München: C.H. Beck.
Lange, Jochen. 2020. “Die Aufladung der Dinge. Eine digitale Analogie.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Jutta Wiesemann, Clemens Eisenmann, Inka Fürtig, Jochen Lange, and Bina Elisabeth Mohn. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Lange, Jochen. 2020. “Die Materialisierung des „Kindlichen“? Zu den Entwicklungspraktiken in der Bildungswirtschaft.” In Materialitäten der Kindheit. Körper, Räume, Dinge, edited by Sabine Bollig, Lars Alberth, and Larissa Schindler. Vol. 20. Kinder, Kindheiten, Kindheitsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Lynch, M. 2020. “Garfinkel’s Studies of Work.” In Harold Garfinkel: Praxis, Social Order, and the Ethnomethodological Movement, edited by D. Maynard and J. Heritage. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mohn, Bina Elisabeth. 2020. Kamera-Ethnographie. Ethnographische Forschung im Modus des Zeigens. Programmatik und Praxis. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.
Mohn, Bina E. 2020. “Unterscheiden, verbinden und teilen. Zur Resonanz und Differenz (digitaler) Medienpraktiken in der frühen Kindheit und beim Forschen.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by J. Wiesemann, C. Eisenmann, I. Fürtig, J. Lange, and B. E. Mohn. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Ploder, Andrea, and Tristan Thielmann. 2020. “Methodological Adequacy: Ein medien-, sozial- und wissenschaftstheoretischer Beitrag zu Selektionspraktiken.” In Doing Sociology: Beiträge zur Neuentdeckung von Harold Garfinkels “Studien zur Ethnomethodologie,” edited by Jörg Bergmann, Christian Meyer, and Erhard Schüttpelz. Bielefeld: transcript.
Potthast, Jörg. 2020. “Innovation und Katastrophe.” In Handbuch Innovationsforschung, edited by Birgit Blättel-Mink, Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer, and Arnold Windeler. Wiesbaden: VS Springer.
Reinhard, Nadja. 2020. “Privatpolitik Und Aufklärung: Johann Christoph Gottscheds Veröffentlichungsstrategie.” Edited by Gesa Frömming and Georg Stanitzek. Sprache Und Literatur [SuL] 49 (1).
Rüller, Sarah, Konstantin Aal, Simon Holdermann, Markus Rohde, Martin Zillinger, and Volker Wulf. n.d. “‘Technology Is Everywhere, We Have the Opportunity to Learn It in the Valley’: The Establishment of a Sustainable ICT Intervention in the High Atlas.” Int. J. on CSCW.
Schüttpelz, E., N. Taha, J. Stolow, M. Dommann, and U. Bergermann, eds. 2020. Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies. Zürich: diaphanes.
Stanitzek, Georg. 2020. “Repräsentative Öffentlichkeit, blockierte Parrhesie um 1800.” Edited by Gesa Frömming and Georg Stanitzek. Sprache und Literatur [SuL] 49 (1).
Tadic, Borislav, Markus Rohde, Volker Wulf, and David Randall. n.d. “Challenges and Opportunities of Privacy and Security in ICT and Social Media Use by Activists.” Int. J. on CSCW.
Waldecker, David, Oliver Schmidtke, and Kathrin Englert. 2020. “Individuierung, Autonomie und Social Media. Überlegungen zum Strukturwandel von Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit.” Edited by Gesa Frömming and Georg Stanitzek. Sprache und Literatur [SuL] 49 (1).
Wiesemann, Jutta, Clemens Eisenmann, Inka Fürtig, Jochen Lange, and Bina Elisabeth Mohn, eds. 2020. Digitale Kindheiten. Medien der Kooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Wiesemann, Jutta, Alexandra Flügel, Swanntje Brill, and Irina Landrock, eds. 2020. Orte und Räume der Generationenvermittlung. Zur Praxis außerschulischen Lernens von Kindern. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.
Zillinger, Martin. n.d. “Thinking about Space by Starting from Its Limits. Czarnowski on the Rhythm of Space.” In On the Social Origins of Thought: Durkheim, Mauss and the Category Project. Oxford: Berghahn.
Zillinger, Martin, Johannes Schick, and Mario Schmidt. n.d. “‘The Category Project’: A Cooperative Experiment Unfolds.” In On the Social Origins of Thought: Durkheim, Mauss and the Category Project. Oxford: Berghahn.
Zillinger, Martin, Johannes Schick, Mario Schmidt, and Erhardt Schüttpelz. n.d. On the Social Origin of Thought. The Category-Project of the Durkheim-School. Oxford: Berghahn.




Antweiler, Christoph, Michi Knecht, Ehler Voss, and Martin Zillinger, eds. 2020. What’s in a Name? Die Kontroverse Um Die Umbenennung Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Völkerkunde. Boasblogs Papers 1. Bonn, Bremen, Köln, Siegen: boasblogs.
Cerna, Katerina, Martin Dickel, Claudia Müller, Eija Kärnä, Vera Gallistl, Franz Kolland, Verena Reuter, et al. 2020. “Learning for Life: Designing for Sustainability of Tech-Learning Networks of Older Adults.” In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-Centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies – Workshops, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies. (Accepted).
Garfinkel, H. 2020. Studien zur Ethnomethodologie. Edited by E. Schüttpelz, A. W. Rawls, and T. Thielmann. Frankfurt am Main: Campus.
Hector, Tim, and Christine Hrncal. 2020. “Intelligente Persönliche Assistenten im häuslichen Umfeld. Erkenntnisse aus einer linguistischen Pilotstudie zur Erhebung audiovisueller Interaktionsdaten.” Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation 14 (February): 1–18.
Ploder, Andrea, and Tristan Thielmann. 2020. “Methodological Adequacy: Ein medien-, sozial- und wissenschaftstheoretischer Beitrag zu Selektionspraktiken.” In Doing Sociology: Beiträge zur Neuentdeckung von Harold Garfinkels “Studien zur Ethnomethodologie,” edited by Jörg Bergmann, Christian Meyer, and Erhard Schüttpelz. Bielefeld: transcript.
Röhl, Tobias. 2020. “From Structure to Infrastructuring? On Transport Infrastructures and Socio-Material Ordering.” In Material Mobilities, edited by Ole B. Jensen, Claus Lassen, and Ida Lange, 16–31. New York: Routledge.
Schubert, C., and A. Kolb. 2020. “Designing Technology, Developing Theory. Towards a Symmetrical Approach.” Science, Technolog & Human Values.
Schüttpelz, E. 2020. “Vom Dokumentsinn zur Dokumentarischen Methode: Ein vorläufiger Kommentar zum dritten Kapitel der ‚Studies in Ethnomethodology‘ von Harold Garfinkel.” In Doing Sociology: Beiträge zur Neuentdeckung von Harold Garfinkels ‚Studien zur Ethnomethodologie, edited by J. Bergmann, C. Meyer, and E. Schüttpelz. Bielefeld: transcript.




Aal, Konstantin, Maximilian Krüger, Markus Rohde, Borislav Tadic, and Volker Wulf. 2019. “Social Media and ICT Usage in Conflicts Areas.” In Information Technology for Peace and Security, edited by Christian Reuter, 383–401. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Ahmadi, Michael, Anne Weibert, Victoria Wenzelmann, Konstantin Aal, Kristian Gäckle, Volker Wulf, and Nicola Marsden. 2019. “Designing for Openness in Making: Lessons Learned from a Digital Project Week.” In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities - C&T ’19, 160–171. Vienna, Austria: ACM Press.
Baringhorst, Sigrid. 2019. “Der Nutzer als Wächter – Zivilgesellschaftliche Medienpraktiken eines herrschaftskritischen Going Public im Internet.” In Digitaler Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit. Ethik und politische Partizipation in interdisziplinärer Perspektive, edited by J. Bedford-Strohm, 103–19. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Baringhorst, Sigrid. 2019. “Partizipation in invited und invented spaces des Internet – unpolitisch und postdemokratisch?” In Politische Partizipation im Medienwandel, edited by I. Engelmann, M. Legrand, and H. Marzinkowski, 29–51. Berlin: Böhland&Schlemmer Verlag.
Baringhorst, S., M. Yang, and K. Witterhold. 2019. “‘Doing political culture’ in Alltagspraktiken der Politisierung von Konsum. Theoretische und methodische Herausforderungen eines neuen Forschungsfelds der politischen Kulturforschung.” In Politische Kulturforschung reloaded. Theorien, Methoden und Ergebnisse neuerer Forschung zum Zusammenhang von Politik und Kultur., edited by W. Bergem, P. Diehl, and H. Lietzmann, 89–109. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Baringhorst, Sigrid, Noortje Marres, Elizabeth Shove, and Volker Wulf. 2019. “How Are Infrastructures and Publics Related and Why Should We Care? An Email Conversation.” In Infrastructuring Publics, 69–86. Springer.
Borbach, C., and T. Thielmann. 2019. “Über das Denken in Ko-Operationsketten. Arbeiten am Luftlagebild.” In Materialität der Kooperation, edited by S. Gießmann, T. Röhl, and R. Trischler, 115–67. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Castro Leal, Débora de, Max Krüger, Kaoru Misaki, David Randall, and Volker Wulf. 2019. “Guerilla Warfare and the Use of New (and Some Old) Technology: Lessons from FARC’s Armed Struggle in Colombia.” In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI ’19, 1–12. Glasgow, Scotland Uk: ACM Press.
Dieter, M., C. Gerlitz, A. Helmond, N. Tkacz, F. N. van der Vlist, and E. Weltevrede. 2019. “Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions.” Social Media & Society 5 (2): 1–15.
Eisenmann, Clemens, Jan Peter, and Erik Wittbusch. 2019. “Ethnomethodological Media Ethnography: Exploring Everyday Digital Practices in Families with Young Children.” Media in Action: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media, 2019.
Elsner, Laura, Christian Henrich-Franke, Cornelius Neutsch, and Guido Thiemeyer. 2019. “Infrastrukturelle Grundlagen des europäischen Wirtschaftsraums: Akteure der Integration – Akteure der Desintegration.” In Integration und Desintegration Europas, edited by G. Schulz and M. Spoerer, 73–98. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
Englert, Kathrin, Lene Faust, Christian Henrich-Franke, Claudia Müller, and Cornelius Schubert. 2019. “Media in Action: Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media 1/2018, Thematic Focus “Socio-Informatics“.”
Englert, Kathrin, David Waldecker, and Oliver Schmidtke. 2019. “Un/erbetene Beobachtung: Bewertung richtigen Medienhandelns in Zeiten seiner Hyper-Beobachtbarkeit.” In Digitale Bewertungspraktiken: Labore der Grenzziehung in vernetzten Welten, edited by Jonathan Kropf and Stephan Laser, 215–36. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Erbacher, C. 2019. “‚Good‘ Philosophical Reasons for ‚Bad‘ Editorial Philology? On Rhees and Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Grammar.” Philosophical Investigations 42 (2): 111–45.
Erbacher, C. 2019. “Das Drama von Tübingen. Eine Humanities and Technology Story.” Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation.
Erbacher, C., ed. 2019. Friedrich August von Hayek‘s Draft Biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein Wittgenstein (with an Endword by A. Janik). Münster: mentis.
Erbacher, Christian. 2019. “Philosophy – Therapy – Culture: On a Triangulated Analogy in the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.” Journal of Medical Anthropology. 41 (1+2): 135–41.
Erbacher, C. 2019. “Ways of Making Wittgenstein Available – Towards Studying Infrastructures and Publics in the History of Editing Wittgenstein’s Writings.” In Infrastructuring Publics – Making Infrastructures Public, edited by M. Korn, W. Reißmann, T. Röhl, and D. Sittler, 265–284. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Erbacher, C., A. dos Santos Reis, and J. Jung, eds. 2019. “‘Ludwig Wittgenstein’ –A BBC Radio Talk by Elizabeth Anscombe in May 1953.” Nordic Wittgenstein Review 8 (1–2): 225–40.
Garfinkel, H. 2019. The History of Gulfport Field 1942. Edited by T. Thielmann. With an Introduction by A. W. Rawls and M. Lynch. Siegen: Media of Cooperation.
Garfinkel, H. 2019. Parsons’ Primer. Edited by A. W. Rawls. Stuttgart: Metzler.
Garfinkel, H. 2019. “Notes on Language Games as a Source of Methods for Studying the Formal Properties of Linguistic Events.” The European Journal of Social Theory 22 (2): 148–74.
Gekker, Alex, and Sam Hind. 2019. “Infrastructural Surveillance.” New Media & Society.
Gerlitz, Carolin, and Esther Weltevrede. 2019. “What​ Happens​ to​ ANT,​ and​ Its​ Emphasis​ on​ the ​Socio-Material Grounding of the Social, in​ Digital​ Sociology?” In Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory, edited by Celia Roberts, Ignatio Farias, and Anders Blok, 345–56. London: Routledge.
Gerlitz, C., A. Helmond, F. N. van der Vlist, and E. Weltevrede. 2019. “Regramming the Platform? Infrastructural Relations between Apps and Social Media.” In Computational Culture . Special Issue 7: Apps and Infrastructures.
Ghanbari, Nacim, and Michael Multhammer, eds. 2019. Christlob Mylius. Ein kurzes Leben an den Schaltstellen der deutschsprachigen Aufklärung. Hamburg: Meiner.
Gießmann, S. 2019. “„Ein weiteres gemeinsames Medium zur Banken-Kooperation“. Der Fall der Eurocard.” In Materialität der Kooperation, edited by S. Gießmann, T. Röhl, and R. Trischler, 169–98. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2019. “Coordinations, or Computing Is Work!” Media in Action 4 (1): 107–22.
Gießmann, S. 2019. “The Internet Is an Internet.” In Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths, edited by M. C. Kettemann and S. Dreyer, 160–63. Hamburg: Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut.
Gießmann, S. 2019. “Net Neutrality: Anatomy of a Controversy.” In Infrastructuring Publics, edited by M. Korn, W. Reißmann, T. Röhl, and D. Sittler, 87–111. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Gießmann, S., and T. Röhl. 2019. “Materialität der Kooperation zur Einleitung.” In Materialität der Kooperation, edited by S. Gießmann, T. Röhl, and R. Trischler, 3–32. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Gießmann, Sebastian, Tobias Röhl, and Ronja Trischler, eds. 2019. Materialität Der Kooperation. Medien Der Kooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. //
Haigh, Thomas, ed. 2019. Exploring the Early Digital. History of Computing | Media of Cooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Haigh, T. 2019. “Introducing the Early Digital.” In Exploring the Early Digital, edited by T. Haigh, 1–18. Cham: Springer VS.
Haigh, Thomas, and Mark Priestley. 2019. “The Media of Programming.” In Exploring the Early Digital, edited by Thomas Haigh. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Henrich-Franke, Christian. 2019. “Computer Networks on Copper Cables.” Revue Histoire et Informatique/ Zeitschrift Geschichte Und Informatik 1: 65–78.
Henrich-Franke, Christian. 2019. “Historical Infrastructure Research – a (Sub-)Discipline in the Making?” In Infrastructuring Publics, edited by M. Korn, W. Reißmann, T. Röhl, and D. Sittler, 49–68. Berlin.
Henrich-Franke, Christian. 2019. Globale Welt 1970-2015. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Henrich-Franke, Christian. 2019. “‘The Mickey Mouse Telephone’ – An Icon of Turning Tides in the Relationship between the State, the Economy and Society in 1980s Germany.” In Working Paper Series, 1–14. 12.
Henrich-Franke, Christian, and Léonard Laborie. 2019. “Technology Taking over Diplomacy? The ‘Comité Consultatif International (for) Fernschreiben’ (CCIF) and Its Relationship to the ITU in the Early History of Telephone Standardization, 1923 – 1947.” In History of the International Telecommunication Union, edited by Gabriele Balbi and Andreas Fickers, 193–216. Berlin.
Hind, Sam. 2019. “Digital Navigation and the Driving-Machine: Supervision, Calculation, Optimization, and Recognition.” Mobilities 14 (4): 401–17.
Hind, Sam, and Alex Gekker. 2019. “On Autopilot: Towards a Flat Ontology of Vehicular Navigation.” In Media’s Mapping Impulse, edited by Chris Lukinbeal, Laura Sharp, Elisabeth Sommerlad, and Anton Escher, 141–160. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
Holdermann, Simon. 2019. “Co-Operation and/as Participant Observation: Reflections on Ethnographic Fieldwork in Morocco.” Media in Action, no. 1.
Holdermann, Simon, and Konstantin Aal. 2019. “Wie dekolonial kann Kooperation sein?” TATuP Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis 28 (2): 17–22.
Jancovic, M., A. Schneider, and A. Volmar, eds. 2019. Format Matters. Standards, Practices, and Politics in Media Cultures. Lüneburg: meson press.
Kanderske, Max, and Tristan Thielmann. 2019. “SLAM and the Situativeness of a New Generation of Geomedia Technologies.” Communication and the Public 4 (2): 118–32.
Kempfert, Kamila. 2019. “Referenzielles Schaffen im Lichte der Regulierung des polnischen Urheberrechtsgesetzes.” UFITA 83. Jg., H.1: 120–67.
Kempfert, Kamila, and Yavor Stamenov. 2019. “Tagungsbericht zum Symposium ‘Kreative Referenzkultur und Urheberrecht im globalen Wandel.’” UFITA 83 Jg., H. 1: 12–17.
Klass, Nadine. 2019. “Kreative Referenzkultur und Urheberrecht im globalen Wandel.” UFITA 83 (1): 12–17.
Kocatepe, Sibel. 2019. “Die kanadische UGC-Schranke als Modell für ein Recht auf Referenz.” UFITA 1/2019: 83–95.




Aal, Konstantin, Sarah Rüller, Simon Holdermann, Peter Tolmie, Markus Rohde, Martin Zillinger, and Volker Wulf. 2018. “Challenges of an Educational ICT Intervention: The Establishment of a MediaSpace in the High Atlas.” Edited by Volkmar Pipek and Markus Rohde. International Reports on Socio-Informatics 15 (2): 1–20.
Aal, Konstantin, Anne Weibert, Kai Schubert, Mary-Ann Sprenger, and Thomas Von Rekowski. 2018. “Come_NET: Connecting Computer Clubs with a Community Platform.” In Socio-Informatics, 1–20. Oxford University Press.
Aal, Konstantin, Marén Schorch, Esma Ben Hadj Elkilani, and Volker Wulf. 2018. “Facebook and the Mass Media in Tunisia.” Media in Action, no. 1: 135–167.
Aal, Konstantin, Anne Weibert, Reem Talhouk, Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Karen Fisher, and Volker Wulf. 2018. “Refugees & Technology: Determining the Role of HCI Research.” In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork - GROUP ’18, 362–364. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA: ACM Press.
Ahrens, Moritz. 2018. “Die Freundschaftlichen Briefe von 1746: ein kooperatives Publikationsprojekt (mit einem bibliographischen Anhang zu ‚freundschaftlichen Briefen‘ im 18. Jahrhundert).” Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert 42 (1): 48–68.
Ahrens, Moritz, and Christopher Busch. 2018. “Editionsphilologie und inszenierende Typographie: eine praxeologische Perspektive auf die Mein-Kampf-Edition des Instituts für Zeitgeschichte.” Editio 32 (1): 119–36.
Alinejad, Donya, Laura I Candidatu, Melis Mevsimler, Claudia Minchilli, Sandra Ponzanesi, and Fernando N van der Vlist. 2018. “Diaspora and Mapping Methodologies: Tracing Transnational Digital Connections with ‘Mattering Maps.’” Global Networks, a Journal of Transnational Affairs, May, 1–23.
Bender, Hendrik. 2018. “The New Aerial Age: Die wechselseitige Verfertigung gemeinsamer Raum- und Medienpraktiken am Beispiel von Drohnen-Communities.” In Kollaboration: Beiträge zu Medientheorie und Kulturgeschichte der Zusammenarbeit, edited by N. Ghanbari, I. Otto, S. Schramm, and T. Thielmann, 121–45. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.
Curdt, Constanze, Marleen Grasse, Volker Hess, Nils Kasties, Ania López, Benedikt Magrean, Anja Perry, et al. 2018. “Zur Rolle Der Hochschulen - Positionspapier Der Landesinitiative Nfdi Und Expertengruppe Fdm Der Digitalen Hochschule Nrw Zum Aufbau Einer Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur.” Zenodo.
Dickel, Martin, and Claudia Müller. 2018. “Ethnographie-basiertes und partizipatives IT-Design mit älteren Menschen. Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten für die gemeinsame Gestaltungsarbeit im Feld.” FIfF Kommunikation. Zeitschrift für Informatik und Gesellschaft 35 (4): 27–31.
Dieter, Michael, Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, and Nathaniel Tkacz. 2018. “Store, Interface, Package, Connection,” 18.
Gerlitz, Carolin. 2018. “Retrieving.” In The International Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods, edited by Celia Lury, 126–31. London: Routledge.
Gerlitz, C., and B. Rieder. 2018. “Tweets Are Not Created Equal: Investigating Twitter’s Client Ecosystem.” International Journal of Communication : IJoC 12: 528–47.
Gerstenbräun-Krug, Martin, and Nadja Reinhard. 2018. Paratextuelle Politik und Praxis. Interdependenzen von Werk und Autorschaft. Wien/Köln/Weimar: Böhlau.
Ghanbari, Nacim. 2018. “Doing Culture und die Arbitrarität des Zeichens.” In Strukturalismus, heute. Brüche, Spuren, Kontinuitäten, edited by M. Endres and L. Herrmann, 107–19. Stuttgart: Metzler.
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The dynamics of contemporary media have created a fast-paced field, in which academic studies are often challenged, both methodologically and theoretically, to keep pace with current developments in media, technology and society. In our view, the question of cooperation is a crucial issue surrounding these dynamics. Digital networked media in particular can be viewed as cooperative platforms, enabling people to work together, share experiences and information about their lives, and interact with each other. This is, however, not a new phenomenon: the media have always been vital for connecting individuals, groups or whole societies. Likewise, cooperation is a fundamental feature of all human endeavours.

The journal Media in Action aims to explore how to connect the two observations that (1) contemporary digital media are prima facie media of cooperation and (2) media and cooperation have been tightly enmeshed long before the digital age. This question lies at the core of this interdisciplinary journal on cooperative media and it unites the scholars in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1187 Media of Cooperation at the University of Siegen.

No 17 (2020) Sebastian Gießmann: Identifizieren: Theorie und Geschichte einer Medienpraktik

Registrieren, Identifizieren und Klassifizieren sind Praktiken, die in digitalen Kulturen kaum mehr zu trennen sind. Anhand der Mediengeschichte des Passes und der Kreditkarte geht der folgende Text der Frage nach, wie immer neue infrastrukturelle Kaskaden des Identifizierens entstehen und welche öffentliche Brisanz den entsprechenden Datenverarbeitungen innewohnt. Beim Identifizieren handelt es sich um eine kooperative Medien- und Datenpraktik, an der stets mehr als eine Person beteiligt ist. Sie involviert von Anfang an menschliche Körper samt ihrer semiotischen Ressourcen und koppelt diese mit bürokratischen Aufschreibesystemen. Auch die neuesten digitalen Prozeduren greifen bevorzugt auf Gesichter und Fingerabdrücke zu: Biometrie versucht, den für das Identifizieren konstitutiven Abstand zwischen Konten, Körpern und Personen aufzuheben.


No 16 (2020) Asko Lehmuskallio & Airi Lampinen: Material Mediations Complicate Communication Privacy Management

Increasingly, school settings are implementing digital technologies to coordinate teachers’ work. The article examines the role of these technologies in teachers’ boundary regulation processes through the lens of communication privacy management theory, and it provides empirical insight into the renegotiation of being a teacher in the presence of rules formalized in software code. The case of Finnish high school teachers exposed to the use of Wilma, a distributed computing system used to store, process, and transmit student data, revealed experiences of a need to renegotiate formalized and trackable work processes, faster and more colloquial communication, and intensified day-to-day work. These influence modes of accountability and the need to negotiate visibility, along with understandings of rules as a central coordination mechanism for interpersonal boundary regulation. The authors suggest in addition that these technologies inure various social stakeholders to constant technical monitoring and regular accounting, thereby advancing the normalization of surveillance practices. This creates good reason to pay closer attention to how rules of engagement may be coordinated.


No 15 (2020) Julian Genner: To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn?

This article reviews the “practice turn” (PT) in sociology, social theory, and media studies. In addition, it develops a sociological perspective on turns in general. As other turns, PT presents itself as heterogeneous and interdisciplinary phenomenon lacking clear conceptual and institutional boundaries. In order to grasp this fuzziness inherent to PT, I regard PT as a “sign-post” (Wittgenstein 1984) giving rather vague directions and thus “assembling” (Latour 2005) a heterogeneous research community. Thus, my main question is as follows: How does PT guide research and how do researchers follow PT? Drawing on interviews with researchers involved in PT, I distinguish two major ideal-typical ways of following PT. Revolutionary approaches aim for overcoming existing ways of doing research by turning to practice. In contrast, reformative approaches aim for a renewal of disciplines. Whereas revolutionary approaches mainly arise in interdisciplinary fields and various “studies”, reformative approaches flourish on the margins of sociology. In exploring this pattern, the article develops a sociological way of reflecting PT and turns in general. Thereby the article establishes an institutional perspective drawing on the work of Boltanski and Chiapello (2007).


No 14 (2020) Tim Moritz Hector & Christine Hrncal: Intelligente Persönliche Assistenten im häuslichen Umfeld

Sprachassistenten werden in einer steigenden Zahl von Haushalten in den Alltag eingebunden. Es zeigen sich dabei sprachliche und kulturelle Praktiken, die durch die Integration artifizieller Mündlichkeit in die Interaktion entstehen, wie sie bisher noch nicht beschrieben werden konnten. Diese untersucht der gesprächslinguistisch ausgerichtete Teilbereich des Projekts B06 „Un/erbetene Beobachtung in Interaktion: ,Intelligente Persönliche Assistenten‘ (IPA)“ im Sonderforschungsbereich „Medien der Kooperation“ an der Universität Siegen. Sprachassistenzsysteme sind außerdem für ihre Funktionalität auf die dauerhafte Beobachtung des häuslichen Umfelds angewiesen. Die Reflexion der NutzerInnen über dieses „Mithören“, das im öffentlichen Diskurs teilweise sehr kritisch betrachtet wird, steht ebenfalls im Fokus der im Projekt durchgeführten Untersuchungen. Im Rahmen der hier vorgestellten Pilotstudie werden methodische Prämissen im Hinblick auf das Vorgehen bei der Datenerhebung reflektiert und aus den gewonnenen Daten erste Anhaltspunkte für die sprachwissenschaftlichen Analysekategorien herauskristallisiert. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Identifikation von sprachlich-interaktionalen Praktiken und deren Einbettung in soziokulturelle Praktiken, die in der Hauptstudie ebenfalls näher beleuchtet werden sollen. Unsere Daten zeigen, dass Interagierende ein Sprachassistenzsystem nicht wie einen zusätzlichen Gesprächsteilnehmer in die Interaktion einbeziehen, sondern es durchaus wie ein technisches Gerät behandeln. Gleichzeitig scheint die parallele Nutzung des medial mündlichen Kanals zur Bedienung eines Geräts auf der einen und zum Führen einer Konversation auf der anderen Seite Auswirkungen auf das Repertoire sprachlich-interaktionaler sowie kultureller Praktiken zu haben.


No 13 (2019) Christian Erbacher: Das Drama von Tübingen

Was geschah am Tübinger Wittgenstein Archiv? – Unter Wittgensteinforschern regt diese Frage seit mehr als 30 Jahren zu Spekulationen und Legendenbildung an. Das Archiv war das erste große Projekt zur Herstellung einer maschinenlesbaren Transkription von Ludwig Wittgensteins nachgelassenen philosophischen Schriften (ca. 20.000 Seiten) als Vorbereitung für eine wissenschaftliche Gesamtausgabe. Dieses Projekt begann mit großen Hoffnungen und versprach, eine Sternstunde sowohl für die philosophische Editorik als auch für die frühen Digital Humanities zu werden. Doch die Projektgruppe zerbrach alsbald. Bis heute sind die näheren Umstände des Zusammenbruchs nicht bekannt. Daher stellt dieser Beitrag auf der Grundlage ausführlicher Archivrecherchen und Interviews die Geschichte des Archivs dar. Im Kern erweist sich diese Geschichte als ein sich ausweitender Vertrauensverlust innerhalb einer Forschergruppe und darüber hinaus. Wie etwa bereits Harold Garfinkels breaching Experimente erwarten lassen würden, führt auch in diesem Fall der Verlust von Vertrauen zum Kollaps der Kooperation.


No 12 (2019) Christian Henrich-Franke: The Mickey Mouse Telephone

The 1980s saw the triumph of neoliberal thinking in Western European societies and economies. Referring to neoliberal economists, governments across Europe implemented policies to deregulate (inter)national markets and to privatise national monopolies. One priority were the large postal and telecommunication services monopolies. In terms of media iconography, one icon of this ‘turn of the tides’ in the regulation of German telephone markets was the ‘Mickey Mouse Telephone’. It was a symbol of the American way of life and the freedom of choice, of the firm belief in the power of markets and the deregulation of monopolies. Nevertheless, the Mickey Mouse Telephone was an antagonism in itself. It was a symbol of American (technological) superiority, and yet, when it was introduced in the German market, it was overpriced and featured an outdated technology. Provided by the ‘Deutsche Bundespost’ – the German state-owned postal and telecommunications monopoly business – the Mickey Mouse Telephone was an analogue model equipped with a dial. The price was several times higher than for a standard phone model. This paper places the Mickey Mouse Telephone in the broader historical context of the relationship between the state, the economy and society in 1980s Germany.


No 11 (2019) Harold Garfinkel: Common Sense Knowledge of Social Structures (1959)

The text presented here was written by Harold Garfinkel for the Fourth World Congress of Sociology in Stresa (Italy) in 1959, where Garfinkel participated in the Section on the Sociology of Knowledge organized by Kurt Wolff. The “General Theme” of the Fourth World Congress of Sociology was “Society and Sociological Knowledge / La Société et la Connaissance Sociologique”. Garfinkel’s original Stresa paper had to be “heavily abridged” for publication (Garfinkel 1961).
The present text may be categorized as a “missing link” both in the history of Ethnomethodology and in a crucial period of the history of the Post-War Social Sciences.


No 10 (2019) Mark Priestley & Thomas Haigh: Colossus: The Missing Manual

There has until now been no comprehensive, convenient, and reliable description of the actual capabilities of the Colossus codebreaking machines used at Bletchley Park during World War II, the way they were used, and the jobs they were applied to. This gap in the literature has led to a lack of understanding of the machines’ functionality and hence to exaggerated claims about their capabilities. In this report we remove the Colossi as far as possible from their cryptanalytical context and consider them simply as computational devices. We give an architectural description of the whole family of related machines, including the initial model known as “Heath Robinson”, and a functional description of the major capabilities of the second and final Colossus design. We include detailed examples of how the machines would have been set up to perform a range of typical tasks, and conclude with a discussion of their versatility, examining in particular the question of how useful they would have been once the war had ended. We present several examples of actual Colossus configurations and the historical output they produced, illustrating the cooperation between figures typed automatically by Colossus and text and annotations added by the human operator.


No 9 (2019)  Tristan Thielmann: Sensormedien: Eine medien- und praxistheoretische Annäherung

Da gegenwärtig immer mehr Sensoren in Medien, Gebrauchsgegenständen und Infrastrukturen verbaut und diese so zu mobilen „Smart Devices“ transformiert werden, entstehen neue sozio-technische Bedingungen der Datenerfassung und -verarbeitung, denen nicht mit etablierten Konzepten zur Informations- und Wissensgesellschaft begegnet werden kann. Sie zeichnen sich durch eine entgrenzte Datenerfassung aus, da wir mit Hilfe von Sensoren eine unaufhörliche Verbindung zur Umwelt eingehen. Das Konzept der Sensormedien erlaubt es daher, den Fokus darauf zu richten, was das Beständige medialer Environments ist und was unsere „digitale Gesellschaft“ zusammenhält. Die Grundidee des vorliegenden Working Papers ist, dass Sensormedien einen epistemischen Shift von der Informations- zur Sensorgesellschaft einleiten und nur in der wechselseitigen Verrechnung und Re-Sensibilisierung von Daten, Umwelten und Körpern zu verstehen sind. Sensormedien sind zudem prädestiniert für eine praxistheoretische Auseinandersetzung, da die mediale Erfassung und Darstellung der Körper-Umwelt-Beziehung durch neue Sensortechnologien ein Diversitätsniveau erreicht, welches der Komplexität praxeologischer Beschreibung besser gerecht wird. Umgekehrt lassen sich die kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen der Sensormedien nur auf Grundlage methodologischer Innovationen wirklich adäquat beschreiben.


No 8 (2019)  Silvia Gherardi: Practice as a collective and knowledgeable doing

This paper explores the relationship between knowledge and practice, knowledgeable practices, knowing in practice and knowledge as a situated activity. It traces a tradition of sociological thought in practice theories that derives from studies of scientific knowledge and that challenges the conventional understanding of the ‘social’ as human-centred. The understanding of practice is grounded in an actor-network approach and in feminist Science and Technology Studies. In fact, the precursors of the empirical study of knowing in situ were the so-called laboratory studies, and section 1 presents their contributions to the study of knowledge practices. Later, section 2 proposes a posthumanist practice theory that joins other post-epistemologies in the project of de-centring the human subject as the main source of action and moving from a formulation of practice theory as ‘humans and their practices’ to a vision of practice as the entanglement of humans, materialities, discourses, knowledges and any other relevant element in the situated activities. The aim of the paper is to interpret practice as an empirical phenomenon; therefore, sections 3, 4 and 5 illustrate the core assumptions: i) the sensory and elusive knowledges embedded in knowing in practice; ii) realities as enacted in practices; and iii) interdependent practices as woven in a texture of practices.


No 7 (2019)  Luc Boltanski: Reality and its twin:
The thematic of conspiracy in political metaphysics

This paper will focus on the thematics of mystery, conspiracy and inquiry, a subject area explored in one of my more recent books, where I sought to un- derstand the prominent place these thematics have occupied in the representation of reality since around the turn of the 20th century. It has also long been my aim to analyse the role that these thematics may have played in the formation of political metaphys- ics. Although not necessarily one of the canonical forms of political philosophy, political metaphysics left its mark on the last century and, in all probability, continues to haunt the present one. It can be seen as a kind of mythology that is equipped with a for- midable practical e ectiveness, which gives it the power to shape the contours of reality. The thematics of mystery, conspiracy and inquiry have constantly ipped back and forth between the representation of reality in literature, particularly in so-called ‘popular’ literature, and the most disturbing and sometimes most dramatic aspects of reality itself.


No 6 (2019)  Arjun Appadurai: Mediants and the Making of Narrative Assemblages

In this lecture, I will highlight the ways in which the current world of nancial markets, mechanisms, and risk-taking is saturated with linguistic and literary forms. These include the promissory language of derivatives, the public pronouncements of central bankers, and the internal narratives of financial analysts. Finance today has a deep literary infrastructure that needs to be recognized and demystized. When we think about finance, our main association is with an ocean of numbers: stock prices, interest rates, currency exchange values, pro t-earnings ratios, mortgage costs, credit ratings, and many other elements in the nancial world are numerically expressed. We are also led to believe that nancial managers and entrepreneurs are mathematics whizzes and that their work is inscrutable to the rest of us because it is too numerically complex for us. Yet, nance itself is deeply saturated with narrative and linguistic forms to which numbers are entirely subordinate or marginal. What are the forms and functions of the literature of global nance? I will use this question to combine my interest in derivative nance with my interest in mediants and mediation, on both of which I have published some work.


No 5 (2018)  Kjeld Schmidt, Ina Wagner: Writ Large: On the logics of the spatial ordering of coordinate artefacts in cooperative work

Enter a modern workplace, look around and look carefully, and you will notice a profusion of inscriptions of the most modest and unassuming kind. We are not here primarily referring to the mountains of text produced and perused as part of everyday work (such as letters, emails, reports, contracts), which naturally typically are the center of practitioners’ attention, but to an assortment of inconspicuous and mundane artifacts, such as fault report forms, folders, binder labels, part routing schemes, kanban cards, identification codes, that have been specially designed to facilitate the coordination and integration of cooperative activities. We call this vast and heterogeneous family of specialized artifacts ‘coordinative artifacts’. Though unremarkable, such artifacts play an essential role in enabling workers in modern work settings to get the work done in a reasonably orderly fashion. They provide a manifold latticework of signs by means of which distributed cooperative work activities are coordinated and integrated. Based on a series of ethnographic and similar studies of cooperative work in different domains of work (manufacturing, software engineering, architectural design, oncology treatment, ICD pacemaker treatment), the paper will attempt to show that we can begin to identify and describe the logics of the practices of designing and using such coordinative artifacts.


No 4 (2018)  Michael Dieter, Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, Nathaniel Tkacz, Fernando van der Vlist, Esther Weltevrede: Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies

This paper discusses methodological approaches to app studies, focussing on their embeddedness and situatedness within multiple infrastructural settings. Our approach arises by paying close attention to the multivalent affordances of apps as software packages, particularly their capacity to enter into diverse groupings and relations depending on different infrastructural situations. The changing situations they evoke and participate in, accordingly, makes apps visible and accountable in a variety of unique ways. Engaging with and even staging these situations, therefore, allows for political-economic, social and cultural dynamics associated with apps and their infrastructures can be investigated through a style of research we describe as multi-situated app studies. The piece offers an overview of four different entry points of enquiry that are exemplary of this overarching framework, focussing on app stores, app interfaces, app packages and app connections. We conclude with nine propositions that develop out of these studies as prompts for further research.


No 3 (2018)  Thomas Haigh: Finding a Story for the History of Computing

Thomas Haigh is working with Paul Ceruzzi of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on an expanded and completely reorganized version of Ceruzzi’s classic monograph A History of Modern Computing. Haigh discusses the challenges involved in producing a one volume history of a uniquely flexible technology. Since the first edition of the book was published twenty years ago our sense of what the computer is for has shifted utterly, to encompass media consumption, personal communication, and shopping as well as the traditional activities of business administration and scientific number crunching. To reflect this, Ceruzzi and Haigh are adopting a new structure, in which each chapter of the book tells the story of how “the computer” becomes something different through its interaction with a particular set of users and applications. Haigh connects this structure to the work of historian Michael S. Mahoney, and his discussion of the “Histories of Computing(s).” He ponders the particular difficulty of avoiding a simplistic narrative of historical progress, often called a “whig history,” in summarizing the evolution of a technology whose spectacular technical improvement has come to define our idea of modernity. Haigh also discusses Ceruzzi’s text in relation to other comprehensive histories of computing, the production process of the new edition, and some of the editorial choices involved in a project of this kind.


No 2 (2017)  Sebastian Gießmann: Drawing the Social: Jacob Levy Moreno, Sociometry, and the Rise of Network Diagrammatics

The following article discusses the combination of graphical methods and network thought in early sociology. It combines a case study of Jacob Levy Moreno’s sociometric work and diagrammatic practice with media-theoretical thoughts about the characteristics of network diagrams. These are understood as inscriptions that perform both an act of drawing and writing at the same time. Moreno’s mappings, as well as other early visual techniques of social research, are understood along Michel Serres’ understanding of the network diagram as a topo­logical narration. Seen from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, Moreno’s sociometric and performative practices can not only be understood as a contribution to social network thought, but as actual research on the cooperative character of human interaction.


No 1 (2017)  Erhard Schüttpelz: Hunter into Prey: Trying to Make Sense of the »Media Revolution« at Göbekli Tepe

The essay tries to make sense of the iconography and monumentalism of Göbekli Tepe by way of a comparison with recent ›hunting ideologies‹ in forager situations of abundance or ›super-abundance‹. The article refers to two North American situations of super-abundance (North-West Coast societies based on seasonal aquafaunal abundance; and the seasonal congregations of large-scale Bison hunting groups on the Plains) to demonstrate how foragers coping with a situation of seasonal super-abundance are still able to ritually perform the reversibility of prey and predator inherent in hunting ideologies. The radical iconography of predators at Göbekli Tepe may likewise point to the ritual function of turning ›hunter into prey‹, and the monumentalism of Göbekli Tepe may be interpreted as a ritual setting celebrating the unity of a hunting congregation quite foreign to – and even deliberately pitted against – later regional developments.