Boike Rehbein

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Boike Rehbein (born 1965 in Berlin ) is a German sociologist and social philosopher.

CV and teaching

Boike Rehbein is the son of the linguist Jochen Rehbein and the grandson of the child surgeon Fritz Rehbein . He studied philosophy , sociology and history in Freiburg im Breisgau , Paris , Frankfurt am Main , Göttingen and Berlin . His doctorate took place in 1996, his habilitation in 2004. His most important academic teachers were Pierre Bourdieu , Günter Dux , Jürgen Habermas , Jann Holl , Bernd Martin, Günther Patzig and Hermann Schwengel . He has held visiting professorships in Bangkok , Buenos Aires , New Delhi , Santiago de Chile , Vientiane and Zurich . In Vientiane, Boike Rehbein played a key role in establishing the social science faculty at the National University of Laos . Rehbein was director of the Global Studies program at the University of Freiburg until 2009 and then moved to the Humboldt University in Berlin , where he has been a professor of society and transformation at the Institute for Asian and African Studies since the 2009/10 winter semester.


Boike Rehbein's main research interests are primarily concerned with the complex of topics of globalization, with particular emphasis on Southeast Asia , with critical sociological theory and social structure analysis .

He is one of the leading experts on Laos and on Pierre Bourdieu's sociology .

Publications (selection)

  • (with Sisouk Sayaseng): Textbook of the Laotian Language , Buske, Hamburg 1997
  • What does it mean to understand another person ? Metzler, Stuttgart 1997 [dissertation]
  • (with Sisouk Sayaseng): Dictionary Lao-German / German-Lao , Buske, Hamburg 2000.
  • with Gernot Saalmann and Hermann Schwengel (eds.): Pierre Bourdieus Theory of the Social , UVK, Konstanz 2003
  • (with Sisouk Sayaseng): Laotian grammar , Buske, Hamburg 2004.
  • Globalization in Laos . Transformation of the economic field , LIT, Münster 2004
  • The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieus , UTB, Konstanz 2006.
  • (with Hermann Schwengel ): Theories of Globalization , UVK, Konstanz 2008, ISBN 978-3-8252-3052-4
  • (with Gerhard Fröhlich): Bourdieu-Handbuch , Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar 2009.
  • (with Jan Nederveen Pieterse): Globalization and Emerging Societies: Inequality and Development , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2009.
  • (with Gernot Saalmann): Understanding , UVK, Konstanz 2009.
  • Globalization and Inequality in Emerging Societies , Palgrave, Basingstoke 2011.
  • with Jessé de Souza : Inequality in capitalist societies . Weinheim: Beltz, 2014

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