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Claude Haas

Claude Haas

Senior lecturer

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Research Unit RU INSIDE
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
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Claude Haas is a senior lecturer in social sciences and social work since the creation of the University of Luxembourg in 2003. he has been the study director of the bachelor in social an educational sciences since 2005. Prior to that, he worked 10 years at the Institut d’études éducatives et sociales, where he was in charge of different projects concerning the training and employment of people with disabilities or the implementation of new technologies in educational environments.

His main research focus resides in the further development of the “Theory of Scales” within the Matrix-Research Project (see under “Current research”). More specifically, and with regard to social work, he is working on a concept of social work as relational, scaling-sensible bricolage work. In this context, he is currently preparing a PhD at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) on the transformations of the organisational field of professional (re)integration in Luxembourg.

Claude Haas is member of the executive board as well as scientific committee of the AIFRIS (Association internationale pour la formation, recherche et intervention sociale), the executive board of REFUTS (Réseau européen de formation universitaire en travail social) and a representative of the University of Luxembourg in the EASSW (European association of schools of social work). He is also member of the executive board and the editorial board of the ARC journal, published by the ANCES (Association nationale des communautés éducatives et sociales).

Last updated on: Monday, 21 March 2016

Towards a "Theory of Scales": the MATRIX-Research Project

Claude Haas & Thomas Marthaler

The MATRIX-research project started by the end of the year 2013. The project’s point of departure was the project leaders’ dealing with the question of how to understand theoretically and operationalise methodologically the social work profession’s contextual embedment in what could be termed as person-related social service organisations and practise fields of social work. On the one hand, this raised further questions of what it means to assume a contextual embedment or ‘embeddedness’ – as it is generally referred to in organisation theory – of professional practise in so-called meso- and macro-environments. On the other hand, questions arose about the resulting implications on the enactment of professional knowledge as well as ethical principles of action with the idea of a context-reflexive professionalism in mind.

In the following theoretical and empirical work on the various facets of the topic, and drawing more specifically on neo-institutional organisation theories, even more questions arose regarding the analysis of actor- and field-related rationalities  respectively institutional logics in their intertwining and contrariness: How to cartography or map collective actors and organisational fields? And what can we learn from such maps with regard to professional intervention and management?

While trying to map the so-called field of work integration through the conduct of a series of expert interviews and ‘falling short of abstraction’, as we would narrate it at a conference of the european network of neo-institutionalism, we started to look out for other perspectives. A very central source of inspiration was constituted right from the beginning of our exploration movement by the work of Marilyn Strathern, especially her considerations on the notion of scale or the plural modes of perceiving and cutting social reality into variously magnified, dichotomised and juxtaposed entities. In our endeavour to make sense about our ‘failing’, our relational life-world-bubbles, as we would currently put it, have gradually opened up towards more fundamental questions of a social theoretical kind.

What we have temporarily covenanted as a ‘Theory of Scales’ is basically about how in relationing to the ‘world’ as a recursive process of eversion of environments within, persons or life-world-bubbles-at-different-places-in-time, unremittingly (re-)invent and covenante scales of ‘animate’ (e.g. four-legged dogs and professional counsellor) and ‘inanimate’ (e.g. water and scientific texts) entity into ontological being in relational scaling work, i.e. ideal-emotional-material cutting. Through the spatio-temporal, recursive iteration of this basic movement, social reality or what could be termed as such, is ever-changing, leaving the ‘observer’ with a sense of brokenness or fractality. Thereby, the term of ‘fractality’ refers to the self-similarity of scales, with the singularity of the spatio-temporal relationality of (relational) persons as the so-called fractal parameter. The ‘scales-come-scale-through-relational-scaling-work-at-places-in-time’ in their fractal dimensionality, entanglement and relativity constitute ever renewed ‘cutouts’ of social reality, that, in turn, is self-similar to other cutouts because of the common basic movement. The terms of ‘eversion’, ‘entanglement’ and ‘environments within’ reveal that in a fractal and postplural theory perspective – if one chooses to make such a categorical classification – persons, places and relations do not ‘constitute’ ontologically separable entities, even though they are continuously cut as such. The theoretical entirety of social reality created through the basic movement of persons in relational scaling work is referred to as ‘matrix’. This term is a metaphor for the universe of fractal reality, which is – in our scaling mode – ontologically constituted out of (relational) persons-in-scaling-work-at-places-in-time.

With regard to these basic assumptions, we refer to research as relational, scaling-sensitive bricolage work and have developed and are still developing - this is perhaps the most important aspect of our work so far - a research methodology that ‘allows’ us to follow how various-persons-and-different-places-in-time are related in scaling work and ‘catch’ the fractality of social reality. The basic movement of relationing and comparing implied, can be equally applied to all kinds of data including interviews, observations or documents. Since the beginning, we have also worked on alternatives to mapping and have developed a visualisation methodology. We are currently working on the refinement of our theory and methodology. In parallel we have begun to reinvent social work, management, counseling, teaching as well as other types of ‘human activity’ as other ‘forms’ of relational, scaling-sensitive bricolage work. In the upcoming months, we publish extensively on our ongoing work.

What is ‘new’ in the social theoretical conception we propose, is to be seen in particular in the ‘integration’ of theoretical perspectives respectively scales of social reality from scientists of different disciplines and schools. In this regard should be mentioned, besides Strathern, the works of the social anthropologists Holbraad and Pedersen, Henare, Holbraad and Wastell, Munro or Wagner, STS (Science and Technology Studies) researcher Jensen and Gad, sociologists Abbott, Schütz and Luckmann, as well as Klatetzki, mathematician Mandelbrot or physicist Nottale.



Last updated on: 18 Feb 2016

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2017

See detailSulla nozione di “emergenza” e i suoi effetti sul lavoro sociale
Haas, Claude; Limbach-Reich, Arthur; Marthaler, Thomas

Scientific Conference (2017, June 28)

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See detailEmergence et chaos: imprévisibilité et travail de bricolage
Haas, Claude; Limbach-Reich, Arthur; Marthaler, Thomas

Scientific Conference (2017)

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See detailSoziale Arbeit - quer gedacht
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Presentation (2017, July)

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See detailLieux en travail - Bonnevoie en mouvement
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas; Uhler, Nicolas

Report (2017)

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See detailPolitische, soziale und rechtliche Systeme und der "westkulturelle Pluralismus"
Marthaler, Thomas; Haas, Claude

E-print/Working paper (2017)

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2016

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See detail"Erwachsene" als relationale-Personen-in-Skalierungsarbeit-an-Orten-in-der-Zeit
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailTowards a scaling-sensitive social research work
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas; Uhler, Nicolas

Scientific Conference (2016, August)

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See detailRelationality and scaling-sensitivity in action: About persons as 'clients' of 'human services'
Marthaler, Thomas; Haas, Claude; Uhler, Nicolas

Scientific Conference (2016, August)

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See detailText analysis reinvented: towards a scaling-sensitive approach
Uhler, Nicolas; Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Scientific Conference (2016, August)

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See detailGemeinwesenarbeit als relationale skalierungssensible Örtlichkeitsarbeit
Uhler, Nicolas; Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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2015

See detailVom Individuum und Akteur zur relationalen Person
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Diverse speeches and writings (2015)

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See detailFrom mapping to scaling fields: A narrative about a theory and methodology development process
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Scientific Conference (2015, March)

See detailVom "Mappen" zum "Skalieren" von Feldern
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Diverse speeches and writings (2015)

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See detailFrom mapping to scaling fields
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Scientific Conference (2015, March)

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See detailScaling-Reflexive Teaching for Scaling-­Reflexive Professionalism
Marthaler, Thomas; Haas, Claude

Scientific Conference (2015, June)

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2014

See detailSolidarwirtschaftliche Perspektiven für eine Postwachstumsgesellschaft
Haas, Claude

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

See detailDynamiques socio-historiques de la professionnalisation de l’intervention sociale au Luxembourg
Haas, Claude

in Foudrignier, Marc; Molina, Yvette; Tschopp, Françoise (Eds.) Dynamiques du travail social en pays francophones (2014)

See detailLe travail social en temps de crise: entre autonomie et hétéronomie
Haas, Claude; Limbach-Reich, Arthur

Scientific Conference (2014, July 02)

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See detailA propos des rapports entre économie sociale et solidaire et insertion professionnelle
Haas, Claude; Marthaler, Thomas

Presentation (2014, March 25)

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2013

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See detailLes logiques de l'insertion professionnelle au Luxembourg
Haas, Claude

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

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See detailDe l'Institut d'études éducatives et sociales à l'Université du Luxembourg: Affirmation et innovation
Haas, Claude

in Margue, Michel (Ed.) Université du Luxembourg 2003-2013 (2013)

See detailOn the way to Inclusion!?! Experiences on the implementation of the CRPD in Luxembourg.
Limbach-Reich, Arthur; Peters, Ulla; Haas, Claude

Scientific Conference (2013, April 17)

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2012

See detailSocial work and quality management: A critical approach
Haas, Claude

in Homeless in Europe, The Magazine of the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (2012), 1

See detailBewerbersituation und Zulassungsmodalitäten zum Studium der Sozial- und Erziehungswissenschaften
Haas, Claude; BÖWEN, Petra

in arc archiv fir sozialaarbecht, bildung an erzéiung 122 (2012)

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2011

See detailSoziale Arbeit und Armut
Willems, Helmut; Haas, Claude

in Jungblut, Marie-Paule; Wey, Claude (Eds.) Armes Luxemburg? (2011)

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2010

See detailTransformations of social work practise with homeless people: a case study
Haas, Claude; Schmit, Charel

Scientific Conference (2010)

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2009

See detailFavoriser l'emploi et l'employabilité des détenus en milieu semi-ouvert: une activité intégrée au dispositif d'insertion du projet EQUAL-RESET.
Haas, Claude

in Queloz, Nicolas; Senn, Ariane; Luginbühl, Ulrich; Magri, Sarra (Eds.) L'objectif de resocialisation est-il toujours d'actualité? (2009)

See detailProfessionalisierung sozialer Hilfeleistungen: Entwicklungslinien und Zukunftsperspektiven der Ausbildung Sozialer Arbeit
Haas, Claude; Gaitsch, R.; Limbach-Reich, Arthur; Peters, Ulla

in Handbuch der sozialen und erzieherischen Arbeit in Luxemburg / Manuel de l'intervention sociale et éducative au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2009)

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See detailProfessionalisierung sozialer Hilfeleistungen in Luxemburg: Entwicklungslinien und Zukunftsperspektiven der Ausbildung Sozialer Arbeit in Luxemburg.
Haas, Claude; Gaitsch, Regina; Limbach-Reich, Arthur; Peters, Ulla

in Willems, Helmut; Rotink, Georges; Ferring, Dieter; Schoos, Jean; Majerus, Mill; Ewen, Norbert; Rodesch, Marie-Anne; Schmit, Charel (Eds.) Handbuch der sozialen und erzieherischen Arbeit Luxemburg (2009)

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See detailLe travail d'insertion sociale au Centre Pénitentiaire de Givenich
Haas, Claude; Schmitz, J.-F.; Lentz, C.

in Willems, Helmut; Rotink, Georges; Ferring, Dieter; Schoos, Jean; Majerus, Mill; Ewen, Norbert; Rodesch, Marie-Anne; Schmit, Charel (Eds.) Handbuch der sozialen und erzieherischen Arbeit in Luxemburg / Manuel de l'intervention sociale et éducative au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2009)

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See detailMy Guide to Liberty. EQUAL-PRIMA: policies and strategies for PRIson Management.
Haas, Claude; Studler, L.; Schmitz, J.-F.; Baumann, Michèle

Book published by Ed. Fonds Social Européen & Université du Luxembourg, INSIDE (2009)

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2008

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See detailL’éducation pour la santé : une activité intégrée aux programmes du projet Equal-Reset.
Haas, Claude; Studer, L.; Baumann, Michèle

in Institut National de la Promotion, et de l'Education pour la Santé (Ed.) Les journées de la prévention (2008)

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2007

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See detailRepenser la santé mentale: à propos du projet EQUAL-RESET sur l'employabilité des détenus
Baumann, Michèle; Amara, Marie-Emmanuelle; Haas, Claude

in Comité, Scientifique (Ed.) Politiques publiques et pratiques professionnelles face aux inégalités sociales de santé (2007)

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See detailFavoriser l'employabilité des détenus: à propos du projet PRIMA
Haas, Claude; Schmitz, J.-F.; Mersch, M.; Baumann, Michèle

in Université, de Tunis (Ed.) Colloque international "ruptures dans la société de l'information et l'économie du savoir". (2007)

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2006

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See detailAusbildung für soziale Berufe in Luxemburg
Haas, Claude

in Hamburger, Franz; Hirschler, Sandra; Sander, Günther; Wöbke, Manfred (Eds.) Ausbildung für Soziale Berufe in Europa, 3 (2006)

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2005

See detailDeveloping empowerment of prisoners for supporting their employability : evaluating the implementation of EQUAL-RESET.
Baumann, Michèle; Tapsoba, H.; Haas, Claude

in Scientific, Committee (Ed.) Research and Innovations in Lifelong Learning. (2005)

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