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17/01/2017: Post-Western Sociology and Connected Knowledge: from Asia to Europe

Seminar Triangle ENS Lyon Axe Social Sciences and circulation of knowledge, Post-Western Sociology and Connected Knowledge: from Asia to Europe ; 2017 January Tuesday the 17, 9h-16h

Seminar Triangle ENS Lyon

Axe Social Sciences and circulation of knowledge

LIA Post Western Sociology in Europe and in China

  

Post-Western Sociology and Connected Knowledge :

 from Asia to  Europe

 

 

2017 January Tuesday the 17

9h-16h

 

ENS Lyon

Salle du Conseil

Site Monod- 46 allée d’Italie

 

 

Argumentary

 

The social sciences and humanities have developed considerably in the last thirty years in different Asian countries where both theoretical approaches and methodologies have been constantly changing. As a result of the circulation and globalisation of knowledge, new centres and new peripheral areas have been formed and new hierarchies have quietly emerged, giving rise in turn to new competitive environments in which innovative knowledge is being produced. The centres in which knowledge in the social sciences and humanities is produced have moved towards Asia and in particular to China, Japan, Korea and India. In international sociology, sociologists from Asian countries - like Li Peilin, Xie Lizhong, Han San Jing, Shujiro Yasawa, Kazuhisa Nishihara, …- are developing their own thinking within real diversity, while at the same time reinterpreting Western theories and are already establishing epistemological networks in order to produce theories at some remove from hegemonic Western paradigms.

 

With the creation of the LIA Post-Western Sociology in Europe and in China in 2013 on the 9 th and 10 th , in the Chinese Opening Conference in 2013 November at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and in the French Opening Conference at the ENS of Lyon in 2014 January on the 23 and the 24, we already began to identify Post-Western Sociology. In the Conference at Beijing University in 2014 Oktober the 17 and the 18 th The fabric sociological knowledge drawing on French and Chinese experiences, in the Conference Metropolis, Urban Governance and Citizenship in China and in Europe in November 28, 29 at Shanghai University, and in the Conference Doing Post-Western Sociology June 2015 24th, 25th, 26th at ENS of Lyon, we analyzed how a post-Western space has come into being in which sociological knowledge is emerging that is both specific and shared and in which theoretical methodologies are gathered on the basis of very different histories and traditions. After the Workshop Doing fieldwork and crossed practices in Post-Western Sociology (1) 2016 July the, 18, 19, 20 at ENS Lyon (1), the Workshop Doing fieldwork and crossed practices in Post-Western Sociology (2) 2016 September  19, 20, 21 th  at CASS we are continuing to  examine how research practices and sociological knowledge are constructed by analyzing the similar and different forms of field experience in Chinese and European sociology.

 

In this Seminar we are proposing to think about a new common conceptual between European and Japanese sociologies and methodological space within which dialogue and intellectual innovation can take place.  Doing Post-Western Sociology means examining those forms of knowledge that appear to be specific, those that seem to be the product of reappropriation, reinterpretation, borrowing and hybridisation and those that seem to be have been produced in areas of non-translatability, that is in spaces in which research practices and sociological knowledge in Europe and Asia do not correspond with each other. Instead of going into the plurality of provinces of knowledge, the most pressing task is to investigate the ways in which continuities and discontinuities, connections and disjunctions are formed between seats of knowledge located in different parts of the world and which are potentially capable of bringing to light a transnational intermediate space that is both local and global, free of all forms of orientalisms and occidentalisms.

 

Program

 

9h-9h45: Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Research Director at CNRS, Triangle and French Director of of the International Associated Laboratory(LIA) CNRS-ENS Lyon and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Pékin)  « Post-Western Sociology in Europe and in China » : Post-Western Revolution in Sociology : from China to Europe

 

9h45-10h30 : Shujiro Yazawa  Emeritus professor of Sociology, Hitotsubashi University and Seijo University in Tokyo :Reflexive turn of social science.

 

10h30-11h15 : Michael Kuhn, President of the World Social Sciences and Humanities Network :  How the Social  Sciences think about the World’s social ?

 

11h15-11h30 : break

 

11h30-13h : Dicussion opened by Stephane Dufoix, Professor of Sociology, University Paris X Nanterre and Loïs Bastide, Doctor in sociology, University of Geneva

 

13h-14h30 : lunch

 

14h30-16h : Perspectives of cooperation