Culture in Political Context


University of Tampere, Main building, (address: Kalevantie 4)


Theorizing Engagements in Contemporary Societies

Thursday 31 May

Place: lecture room A3, 2nd floor

10.15 - 10.30         
Welcome: Eeva Luhtakallio/EJCPS & NSR, 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, Marie Meilvang & Hjalmar Carlsen: 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

Irina Raposova & Adam Gajdos: 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: Rebecca Boden & Laurent Thévenot

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

15.30 - 16.15         
Laurent Thévenot, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (France): TBA

16.15 - 16.45         

Friday 1 June

Place: lecture room A3, 2nd floor

09.30 - 10.15         
Paul Lichterman, University of Southern California (USA): TBA

10.15 - 10.30         

10.30 - 11.45         
Paper workshop: New frontiers

Markku Lonkila, University of Jyväskylä: TBA
Tapio Litmanen, University of Jyväskylä: TBA
Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, Anna Kukkonen & Antti Gronow, University of Helsinki: TBA
Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Tampere (& Iddo Tavory): Patterns of engagement: Identities and social movement organizations

Comments by: Laurent Thévenot & TBA

11.45 - 12.30         Lunch

12.30 - 13.15         
Nina Eliasoph, University of Southern California (USA): TBA

13.15 - 14.00         
Paul Blokker, Charles University (Czech Republic): European Transnational Movements: Putting the EU to the Test

14.00 - 15.00         
Concluding discussion

Programme (Pdf)


Eeva Luhtakallio,