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Les déjeuners sociologiques

Sociology meets asian studies

Open to the public, the “Déjeuners sociologiques” is a weekly research seminar organized by the Institute of Sociological Research (ISR) at the University of Geneva. This fall, the ISR will collaborate with the Confucius Institute and the Department of East Asian Studies. With the common theme of "Sociology Meets Asian Studies", we would like to compare scientific contributions in social sciences and Asian studies. Postgraduate students and senior researchers will discuss their work with colleagues on subjects including: epistemic diversity, zero waste, external and internal migrations, Muslim tombs heritagization, disaster risk management, martial arts groups, or state social media accounts. Case studies in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand will be presented, all while exploring and testing theoretical frameworks and methodologies of the social sciences. We hope that such a collaboration between researchers will transcend disciplinary and geographical boundaries.


 

Thursday 30 September 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Thai Baan Research in the Mekong Delta: Experiential Knowledge as Epistemic and Social Tool

Dana Mahr - Confucius Institute
Discussant : Catherine Kendig - Michigan State University

 


Thursday 7 October 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Sustainable Consumption and Search of the ‘Good Life’: Practicing Zero Waste in Chinese Cities

Mallory Zhan - Institute of Sociological Research
Discussant : Jean-Michel Bonvin - Institute of Sociological Research

 


Thursday 14 October 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

The Gradual Hybridization of Belongings: Chinese Migrants in Geneva

Dandan Dong - Institute of Sociological Research
Discussant : Marylène Lieber - Institute of Sociological Research

 


Thursday 21 October 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Analysing the Social and Spatial Segregation of China’s Floating Population

Ozan Sahin - Confucius Institute
Discussant : Sandro Cattacin - Institute of Sociological Research

 


Thursday 28 October 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 6220 Uni Mail)

Beyond disciplinary boundaries, cultural heritage? Some reflections based on the heritagization of Muslim tombs in south-eastern China

Pascale Bugnon - Confucius Institute
Discussant : Bernard Debarbieux - Environmental Governance and Territorial Development

 


Thursday 4 November 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Technology, society, and disasters: how things look in China

Justin Veuthey - Institute of Sociological Research
Discussant : Claudio Boër - University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

 


Thursday 18 November 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Dynamics of Chinese martial art elite sport teams: The concept of small group culture

Pierrick Porchet - Confucius Institute
Discussant : Bertrand Fincoeur - University of Lausanne

 


Thursday 25 November 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Mobile Cities and Mourning Rituals : Urban, Symbolic and Digital Space in Hong-Kong

Fiorenza Gamba - Institute of Sociological Research
Discussant : Nicolas Baya Laffite - Institute of Sociological Research

 


Thursday 2 December 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Korea’s projected destination image online amid the Hallyu’s international success: an analysis of KTO’s website and social media

Mélanie Estelle Poy - Department of East Asian Studies
Discussant : Maya Todeschini - Department of East Asian Studies

 


Thursday 9 December 2021, 12h30-14h00 (room 4020 Uni Mail)

Urban Japan and the challenge of differences. The case of Hamamatsu city

Nerea Viana Alzola - Institute of Sociological Research
Discussant : David Chiavacci - University of Zürich