Professeur de sociologie
Université de Limoges
Crédits photo : Fabien Bardelli
TEDx Talk, Bordeaux, 2017:
"Moi, j'écoute de tout" / Listening to all kinds of music
l'Art-racine au centre d'art La Criée (Rennes), 2015:
"Milieu social et diversité : de la monoculture à l’omnivorisme et retour "
Questions de Philippe Manoury à Pierre-Michel Menger (CNRS, EHESS) / Stéphane Dorin (Université Paris VIII)
Professor, Department of sociology
University of Limoges
Membre du laboratoire Gresco
Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes Sociologiques du Centre Ouest, Université de Limoges/Université de Poitiers
Member of the Limoges research team of the Gresco
Groupe de recherche et d'études sociologiques du Centre Ouest, University of Poitiers & University of Limoges
I am also associated with the CESSP at the EHESS, CNRS and Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.
My research themes in the field of social sciences deal with music and more broadly culture.
I focus on the transformations of social stratification and cultural tastes. I've conducted a survey on the audiences of classical music (new music and 'classical').
I also worked on globalization, with a fieldwork on the diffusion of jazz and rock music in Calcutta, India.
I try to study at the same time consumption and production of music through the industrialization process, its diffusion in the digital age, through social media and its reception in various locations and in different manners.
My first research theme was about the Velvet Underground and Warhol's Factory and the circulation of symbolic capital between popular music and the art world.
I closely work with colleagues abroad and believe strongly in the virtue of interdisciplinary and comparative research. I organized several international conferences in Paris (The industrialization of music, Palais de Tokyo, 2008; Politics in art forms, UCLA, 2013;The global circulations of jazz, quai Branly, 2013; Classical music and its audiences in the digital age, Gaîté lyrique & Hall de la Chanson, 2015).
I use mixed methods (both statistical, from Geometric to Bayesian Data Analysis, linear models, network analysis and ethnography, cultural history and in-depth interviews) in my surveys.
My current research themes are inequalities in arts participation and the evolution of lifestyles in the digital age.
A selection of papers in English:
“Editorial: the global circulations of jazz”, in “The Global Circulations of Jazz”, Jazz Research Journal, volume 10.1-2 (2016), pp. 5-12
Book review: “Damon Phillips, Shaping Jazz. Cities, Labels and the Global Emergence of an Art Form, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2013”, Jazz Research Journal, vol. 10.1-2 (2016), pp. 192-196.
"Songs of Life in Calcutta: Protest and Social Commentary in Contemporary Bengali Popular Music", Journal of Creative Communications, 7(3); November 2012, pp. 197-208.
“Jazz and Race in Colonial India. The Role of Anglo-Indian Musicians in the Diffusion of Jazz in India”, Jazz Research Journal, Vol. 4.2, 2010, pp. 123-140.
"Culture, Globalisation and Communication: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives", Colloque international, Mutations des industries de la culture, de l’information et de la communication, La Plaine St Denis, 25-27 septembre 2006.