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Urban cosmopolitanisms: Methodological and theoretical issues

Cosmopolitanismes urbains : questions méthodologiques et théoriques

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Published on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This worshop seeks to investigate cosmopolitanism through an urban lens. It aims to provide a situated approach to cosmopolitanism, using the analytical framework of urban and social theory alongside social geography and building upon empirical research. Our purpose is to frame a grounded theory of urban cosmopolitanism that would take the paradigms and empirical findings of various social sciences into account. Our interest lies in a cosmopolitanism of encounters incarnated in contacts, mobilities and cultural consumption and the spatial dimension of the social and power relations that are at stake in cosmopolitan encounters. We shall focus on cities as sites, but also actors in processes of cosmopolitanisation.

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Argument

This worshop seeks to investigate cosmopolitanism through an urban lens. It aims to provide a situated approach to cosmopolitanism, using the analytical framework of urban and social theory alongside social geography and building upon empirical research. Our purpose is to frame a grounded theory of urban cosmopolitanism that would take the paradigms and empirical findings of various social sciences into account. Our interest lies in a cosmopolitanism of encounters incarnated in contacts, mobilities and cultural consumption and the spatial dimension of the social and power relations that are at stake in cosmopolitan encounters. We shall focus on cities as sites, but also actors in processes of cosmopolitanisation.

Convenors

  • Catherine Lejeune (Paris Diderot)
  • Delphine Pagès-El Karoui (INALCO),
  • Camille Schmoll (Paris Diderot / IUF),
  • Hélène Thiollet (Sciences Po)

Languages

English / Français

Programme

  • 9h-9h30 Welcoming address Delphine Pagès-El Karoui (INALCO), Catherine Lejeune (Paris Diderot)

9h30-11h15 Cosmopolitan Spaces and Places

  • Jan Willem Duyvendak (University of Amsterdam), At Home in Generic Places: Personalizing Strategies of the Mobile Rich
  • Virginie Baby-Collin (University of Aix-Marseille/ IUF), Vernacular Cosmopolitanisms: Questioning Scales and Places
  • Vincenzo Cicchelli (Paris Descartes), Revisiting The Cosmopolitan Canopy

Discussant : Serge Weber (UPEM)

11h15-11h30 Coffee break

11h30-12h50 Cosmopolitan Practices Across the World

  • Catherine Fournier-Guérin (University of Reims), Everyday Cosmopolitanism in African Cities and Urban Sociability Places
  • Philip Kasinitz (CUNY Graduate Center), Everyday Cosmopolitanism and its discontents in New York City

Discussant : Caroline Rozenholc (ENSA Paris Val de Seine)

13h00-14h30 Lunch

14h30-16h00 Cosmopolitan Subjectivities in Urban Spaces: Citizens and Migrants

  • Michel Agier (INED-EHESS), Revoir Babel. La frontière comme situation cosmopolite
  • Giovanni Semi (University of Turin), La fabrique des lieux cosmopolites : aménagement, idéologie et pouvoir

Discussant : Hélène Thiollet, Astrid von Busekist (sous réserve) (Sciences Po)

16h00-16h15 Tea/coffee break

16h15-17h35 Managing and Branding Diversity

  • Antoine Pécoud (Paris 13), Managing cosmopolitanism ? The Emergence of Normative Patterns of Diversity in Cities
  • Marie-Laure Poulot (Université de Cergy-Pontoise), Branding Cosmopolitanism and Place Making: the Example of Saint Lawrence boulevard (Québec, Canada)

Discussant : Camille Schmoll (Paris Diderot / IUF)

Places

  • Salle 3.15 - INALCO, 65 rue des Grands Moulins
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Monday, October 17, 2016

Keywords

  • cosmopolitanisme

Contact(s)

  • Delphine Pagès-El Karoui
    courriel : delphine [dot] elkaroui [at] inalco [dot] fr
  • Catherine Lejeune
    courriel : lejeunec7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Catherine Lejeune
    courriel : lejeunec7 [at] gmail [dot] com

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« Urban cosmopolitanisms: Methodological and theoretical issues », Study days, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, October 04, 2016, https://calenda.org/378885

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