Ranskalainen sosiologi ja ekonomisti, EHESS:in ohjelmajohtaja professori Laurent Thévenot vierailee Tampereella 31.5. ja 1.6.2018 Maupertuis-ohjelman puitteissa, jossa ovat mukana Ranskan instituutti Suomessa, Ranskan korkeakoulutuksen, tutkimuksen ja innovaation ministeriö, Suomen Tiedeseura ja Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia. Hän osallistuu Tampereen yliopiston järjestämään symposiumiin “Culture in Political Context – Theorizing Engagements in Contemporary Societies” (englanninkielinen ohjelma alla).



Culture in Political Context

Theorizing Engagements in Contemporary Societies

31 May – 1 June, 2018

Venue: University of Tampere, Main building, address: Kalevantie 4


Thursday 31 May

Place: lecture room A3, 2nd floor

10.15 – 10.30 Welcome: (Eeva Luhtakallio) Veikko Eranti & Lotta Junnilainen / EJCPS & NSR and Mathieu Leporini / Institut Français

10.30 – 10.45 Introduction: Risto Alapuro

10.45-12.00 Thematic issue session 1: Participative dispositions and urban planning

Anders Blok: Methods of engagement: On civic participation formats as composition devices in urban planning

Veikko Eranti: Engagements, grammars, and the public: From the liberal grammar to individual interests

Jarkko Salminen: The spatial logics of justification – The case of a dispute over a car-free street in Tampere, Finland

Comments: Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen & Laurent Thévenot

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch

12.45 – 14.00 Thematic issue session 2: Lay expertise – forms of knowledge and evaluation

Itamar Shachar (& Lesley Hustinx: A New Spirit Across Sectors: Constructing a Common Justification for Corporate Volunteering

Taina Meriluoto: Neutral Experts or Passionate Participants? – Renegotiating Expertise and the Right to Act in Finnish Participatory Social Policy

Qamar Ali: How complex domination enables selection: Academic hiring conventions in a Pakistani university

Comments: Ville-Pekka Sorsa & Laurent Thévenot

14.00 – 15.00 Thematic issue session 3: Politics of rights

Ivana Raposova: Juggling grammars, translating common-place: Justifying an anti-liberal referendum to a liberal public

Victor Albert: Justification Work: the Homeless Workers’ Movement and the pragmatic sociology of dissent in Brazil’s crisis

Comments:  Tuomas Ylä-Anttila & Laurent Thévenot

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee (Portrait foyer, 2nd floor)

15.30 – 16.15 Keynote

Laurent Thévenot, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (France): Pluralism and the Digitalisation of Differences

16.15 – 16.45 Discussion

16.45 Bubbles: Celebration of the special issue publication (hall area outside the lecture room)


Friday 1 June

Place: lecture room A3, 2nd floor

09.30 – 10.15 Keynote

Paul Lichterman, University of Southern California (USA): What makes social movements strategic?

10.15 – 10.30 Discussion

10.30 – 11.45 Paper workshop: New frontiers

Markku Lonkila, University of Jyväskylä: Networks of personal moral culture in Finland and Russia

Tapio Litmanen, University of Jyväskylä: Environmental Conflict over Peat Production: Interests and Justification Disputes over the use and extraction of peat in Finland

Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, Anna Kukkonen & Antti Gronow, University of Helsinki: TBA

Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Tampere: Patterns of engagement:

Identities and social movement organizations Comments by: Laurent Thévenot

11.45 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.15 Keynote

Nina Eliasoph, University of Southern California (USA): Is comparative ethnography possible?

13.15 – 14.00 Keynote

Paul Blokker, Charles University (Czech Republic): European Transnational Movements: Putting the EU to the Test

14.00 – 15.00 Concluding discussion