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"When Zoe bit a Teacher: Institutions, stigmatization and the construction of the ghetto", Talja Blokland (Humboldt University)
Mercredi 20 janvier 2016, 17h-19h
- Cities are back in town
« When Zoe bit a Teacher: Institutions, stigmatization and the construction of the ghetto. », Talja Blokland, Humboldt University
Mercredi 20 janvier 2016, 17h-19h
Sciences Po, salle H405
28 rue des Saints-Pères (75007)
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Résumé de l’intervention :
In this talk, Talja Blokland explores the ways in which ‘ghetto’ may be thought of as a non-spatial concept, drawing on her ethnographic study with residents of a US housing project. Through analyses of a juvenile court case and the interactions in and around the court room, she argues that urban sociology has focused for too long on attempts to understand ‘the ghetto’ and its related stigmas internally, as if ghetto’s are bound spaces. Instead, she maintains, the ghetto gets produced outside of its geographical borders. Applying concepts from relational sociology, she shows the mechanisms of stigmatization in the interactions of ghetto residents and formal institutions, in this case the juvenile court.
Prof. dr. Talja Blokland studied sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Amsterdam School for Social Research She was a visiting scholar at Yale University and Manchester University, Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of the Arts and Sciences (1999-2004) and Gradus Hendriks Professor in Community Development at Erasmus University. She also worked as a senior researcher and program director at the OTB Institute for Urban, Housing and Mobility Studies at the Delft University of Technology. Om 2009, she moved to Humboldt-University, Berlin to be appointed on the Chair of Urban and Regional Sociology. Talja Bloklands research interests are in social and relational theory, urban sociology, and social inequaklity. In the broad field of urban studies, Blokland is especially interested in urban inequalities and marginalization processes, place making, neighborhood change and neighborhood cohesion. Her recent publications include Urban Theory (Sage 2014, with A. Harding) and the edited volume Creating the unequal city (with C. Giustozzi, D. Krüger und H. Schilling, Ashgate 2016). Other publications include the award-wining article Facing Violence (Sociology, 2008) and the monograph Urban Bonds (Polity, 2003).
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