Afternoon Seminars@CMIST - Adrian Favell - The transnationalization of everyday life in Europe: mixed methods in the EUCROSS project
|Dates:||20 January 2015|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:15|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
In this Afternoon Seminars@CMIST event, Adrian Favell from Sciences Po will deliver a talk entitled The transnationalization of everyday life in Europe: mixed methods in the EUCROSS project.
There is no more frequently heard exhortation in the social theory of globalisation than the call for sociology to move beyond “methodological nationalism”. Yet for reasons to do with their post-positivist philosophies, the famous names in theory most associated with aspects of this critique – Beck, Giddens, Bauman and Urry – provided very few responsible clues about how this agenda was ever to be pursued empirically. Happily things have changed with a new generation of work that has been exploring with an innovative mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, the perceptions, spatial orientations, values and behaviour of national citizens against the backdrop of globalisation and European regional integration. In this seminar, I will introduce and discuss the methodology of a number of large scale empirical projects on this subject: including recent work by Mike Savage, Steffen Mau, Jürgen Gerhards, Juan Díez Medrano, Patrick Le Galès and Ettore Recchi and their respective associates. This will include some discussion of methods and illustrative analysis from the recently completed FP7 funded EUCROSS project “The Europeanisation of Everyday Life”.
No registration required; all welcome!
Role: Professor of Sociology
Organisation: Sciences Po
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