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Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices

Research in this area aims at further developing understandings of displacements that impact people, knowledge and practices by exploring the ways they are transformed as they pass through space and time. The term ‘displacement’ covers the whole scope of mobilities, flows and circulations related to people, to material and cultural goods and to ideas. Displacement entails renegotiating and reshaping the content it affects. Indeed, it involves crossing borders, whether symbolic or concrete, where interactions, exchanges, contacts and frictions can occur. Continue reading Research Area 1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices

Visegrad Guest 1: Michel Wieviorka, between Prague & Warsaw

In the frame of the Visegrad Forum program, CEFRES is pleased to host in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University (coordinator: Nicolas Maslowski), the Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, and the Center of French Civilization and Francophone Studies of the University of Warsaw (coordinateur: Paul Gradvohl) French sociologist Michel Wieviorka from 24 to 26 February 2016!

See the program on our calendar.

M WierviorkaSince 2009 the head of Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Michel Wieviorka was the chairman of the International Association of Sociologie AIS/ISA from 2006 to 2010 and led between 2003 and 2009 the Centre of sociological analysis and intervention (CADIS) at EHESS. With Georges Balandier, he co-directed the periodical Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie from 1991 to 2011. He is today in charge of the editorial collection “Le monde comme il va” (The World as It Goes) within Robert Laffont publishing house.

Advocating the taking into account of globalization and actors’ subjectivity in sociological research,  Michel Wieviorka has developed a sociology of action since his first works on consumers’ movements in the 1970s (for instance, L’État le patronat et les consommateurs. Étude des mouvements de consommateurs, PUF, 1977) and on such phenomena as racism, violence and anti-Semitism (for instance, Les Juifs, la Pologne et Solidarność, Denoël, 1984; L’Antisémitisme, Balland,‎ 2005). His works on terrorrism (his book Sociétés et terrorisme, published by Fayard in 1988, won the special award from the Amalfi European jury in 1989), on multiculturalism and on globalization granted him international recognition.

See his blog.

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