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Religious Mobilities in Asia

Religious Mobilities in Asia:
New networks for New Religious Spaces ?

Lundi 11 septembre 2017 - 09:30 - Mardi 12 septembre 2017 - 12:30
Inalco - Salle 4.07 / 5.18 - 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris

Convenors:
Hui Yeon KIM (Assoc. Prof. Inalco, Paris)
Claire TRAN (Director, Irasec, Bangkok)
Florence GALMICHE (Assoc. Prof. Paris Diderot, Paris)
Zhe JI (Assoc. Prof. Inalco, Paris)

The concept of mobility has emerged as a new framework that challenges the sedentary and territorial precepts of twentieth century social sciences (Urry 2006; Sheller 2011; Chu 2010; Basu & Coleman 2008). From a traditional social scientific perspective, travel has largely operated as a black box, a neutral set of technologies and processes predominantly permitting forms of economic, social and political life that are seen as explicable in terms of other, more causally powerful processes (Urry 2006, 4). The emerging literature in Mobilities challenges this model by focusing on how material and human circulation interact with the technologies that make it possible. A focus on mobility problematizes models that see stability and place as the ‘natural’, anchored state of things and mobility as the exception. Moreover, movement and flux cannot be exclusively related to globalization and postmodernity, they need to account for other dynamics that shape the material world.

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11 septembre 2017