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	Iddo Tavory

Iddo Tavory

Professeur invité – Mai 2018

Iddo Tavory is an Associate Professor at New York University. Until 2014, he was Director of Graduate Studies at The New School for Social Research, New York, which he joined in 2010, after receiving his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Tavory offers courses in the Sociology of Religion, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Phenomenological Sociology, Ethnography, and Qualitative Methodology.

 

Conférences

Advertising for Good: Pro bono, Worth and Morality

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Gisèle Sapiro "Engagements et désengagements : les professions intellectuelles et artistiques entre responsabilité et désintéressement"

Almost all successful advertising agencies in the United States perform pro bono advertising for not-for-profits. Based on almost 100 interviews with advertising professionals in New York, I argue that this is not surprising—there is an existential and structural fit between pro bono and advertising work. Such existential fit, I argue, is based on pro bono’s location as a good in the moral, the creative, and the careerist senses, and the ambiguity of « the good » this produces.

  • 3 mai 2018, de 17h à 19h, salle 7, 105 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Peirceian Semiotics and the Study of Racist Encounters

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Daniel Cefaï

  • 14 mai 2018, de 14h à 16h, salle 651, 54 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Community Ethnography and the Ethnography of High Skilled Work: A Comparison of Dilemmas

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Eloi Ficquet et Marie-Paule Hille, "La pratique ethnographique : questionnements théoriques et méthodologiques"

Based on a comparison of three ethnographic projects, the talk outlines the different challenges and opportunities of organizational and « communiuty » ethnographies. The comparisons socus on the challenges of entry, on what sociality and participation mean in these sites, on the different emotional tenors of fieldwork, and on the difference in data that result. Through this comparison, I suggest a comparative approach to the analytic opportunities and challenges of such fieldwork.

  • 16 mai 2018, de 11h à 13h, Amphithéâtre François Furet, 105 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Orthodox Judaism and the Ownership of Space

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Rita Hermont Belot "La liberté des cultes en France : parcours historique et anthropologie religieuse"

  • 24 mai 2018, de 11h à 13h, salle 6, 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Sémiotique peircienne et enquête sociologique

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Mathieu Berger et Jean De Munck "Signe-Action-Société (SAS)"

  • 25 mai 2018, Université de Louvain

 

Iddo Tavory, Biographical Sketch

Iddo Tavory is an Associate Professor at New York University. Until 2014, he was Director of Graduate Studies at The New School for Social Research, New York, which he joined in 2010, after receiving his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Tavory offers courses in the Sociology of Religion, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Phenomenological Sociology, Ethnography, and Qualitative Methodology.

Empirically, Tavory’s work spans two different field-sites. First, Tavory has completed 5 years of ethnographic fieldwork in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles. In this fieldwork, Tavory is interested in two emergent theoretical questions: (a) as the neighborhood he studies was both the largest Orthodox-Jewish hub in the West coast of the United States and  located in the Melrose area—a neighborhood known better for up and coming artists and its proximity to Hollywood than for strict religiosity—Tavory asks how people manage to sustain a religious way of life in the midst of the secular; (b) But more centrally, Tavory disentangles the different social processes through which Orthodox residents were reminded of their religious affiliation, and constantly re-constructed as Orthodox Jews in everyday life. Publications generated from this project have, so far, appeared in the journals Ethnography, Qualitative Sociology, Theory and Society, Sociological Theory, and the American Journal of Sociology

Concurrently, Tavory has been conducting field-work in Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa. First arriving to conduct qualitative data analysis in a large demographic project, Tavory has written about situational contingencies and the question of “resistance to condom use” (With Ann Swidler, 2009), about sex workers and their construction of intimacies (with Michelle Poulin, 2012) and is currently writing about how the widespread phenomenon of AIDS-humor in Malawi can problematize the way sociologists think about the notion of “culture,” while shedding light on the current predicament of Malawian people who must navigate an ever-present pandemic. Publications generated from this project have appeared as 3 publications in the journal Theory and Society and a publication in The American Sociological Review.

Tavory has published two books so far:

♦ Abductive Analysis: Theorizing Qualitative Research(with Stefan Timmermans, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2016)

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/A/bo18785947.html

Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood(Chicago, University of Chicago, 2016)

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo22340710.html

 

The thread connecting Tavory’s empirical projects is an attempt to bridge questions of culture and interaction—paying attention both to the cultural competencies that actors have ready to-hand and at-hand as ways to navigate their world, as well as to the emergent properties and surprising creative moments of interaction. This theoretical thread has led Tavory to an extended investigation and interest in phenomenology and pragmatism as philosophies of experience, action and inquiry. To this end, Tavory has also written widely on theoretical questions, from an analysis of temporality in action in his work on flirtation (2009) and on coordinating-futures (2013), to the question of “the moral” (2011) and logic of method in qualitative research, a topic on which he had written widely with Stefan Timmermans.

Tavory is currently conducting an ethnography of account planning and strategy teams in an advertising agency in New York, as well as a co-authored interview project about not-for-profit work in the advertising world.

Website NYU:

http://sociology.as.nyu.edu/object/soc.iddotavory

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Capacités et pauvreté dans les pays émergents

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Minimising Risks, Selling Promises?

Séminaires et conférences dans le monde - Jeudi 22 novembre 2018 - 09:00La conférence internationale est organisée par l'Université de Lausanne (UNIL) et l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS Paris). Elle se tiendra les 22 et 23 novembre 2018 à l'Université de Lausanne, salle Cub (...)(...)

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