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Doctorate (M/F) in Japanese studies and/or the sociology of gender

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : FRE2025-ISAKON-001
Workplace : PARIS 07
Date of publication : Thursday, May 14, 2020
Scientific Responsible name : Isabelle KONUMA
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

Sociology of gender violence in Japan: An analysis of the national reception of a transnational movement.
It was only very recently, and very tentatively, that gender violence, driven by the demands of feminists and local communities, has been subject to politicization involving many facets of society in Japan. This appearance into the public sphere is certainly also linked to a transnational phenomenon, in which international institutions such as the UN have taken a leading role, and also in which the country's national media have also played a key part in spreading ideas originating in the United States which have contributed to the renewal of representations of a phenomena that has long been taboo. The widespread use of the “DV” acronym from English is one of the most evident traces.
To address from the point of view of social sciences these major developments that question the very core of society on the archipelago, research on Japan can benefit from the knowledge acquired from research carried out over the past ten years in the field of gender studies by multiple researchers. However, no sociological research in France, and very little in Japan itself, has specifically focused on gender violence, despite this subject being of increasing interest in other fields. Furthermore, research carried out in France, for example, could provide good methodological and comparative foundations to the doctorate student pursuing such research.

Work Context

The doctorate student, to be supervised by Isabelle Konuma at Inalco-Ifrae (Paris), will be affiliated with UMIFRE 19 (Institut Français de Recherches sur le Japon à la Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo) throughout their research in Japan.
Candidate requirements:
Must hold a Master's degree in Japanese studies; or in sociology with a level of Japanese equal to JLPT N1.

Additional Information

Documents to be provided:
- Resume
- Thesis proposal

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