Conflit de cultures dans les mondes contemporains

Un appel à contribution est ouvert pour le colloque 2014 ECPR, Culture Wars in the Contemporary World, Glasgow, 3-6 septembre 2014. Date limite de candidature 12 février 2014.

Convenors: Alberta Giorgi (Centro de Estudos Sociais, Coimbra, and Luca Ozzano (University of Turin,
The concept of “culture wars” has been proposed for the first time, in its present meaning, by James Davison Hunter in his 1991 book Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America, arguing that contemporary America was the battlefield of the struggle between the orthodox (finding their guide in transcendent authority and in principles inherited from the past) and the progressives (committed to rationalism and to the change towards a more inclusive and tolerant world). In the following years, a fierce debate flared in both academic circles and popular press, about the existence, the consistency, and the meaning of this cultural struggle.
Although the concept has been applied mainly to the US case, there have been some attempts to adopt it also in relation to other cases studies: for example, the affaire du foulard in France, the controversies about religious symbols (such as the crucifix and the veil) in public schools, the accusations of blasphemy related to the Danish cartoons, the bioethical issues, and the debates on same-sex marriage and adoption in several European countries. Some scholars have also proposed the idea of a “global culture war” waged by powerful transnational organizations, in both the Christian and the Muslim world.
Papers’ topics include (but are not limited to): case studies on a single issue/country, cross-country comparisons, analyses of the role of transnational organizations, longitudinal analyses.
In case you are interested, please send us notice by mail as soon as possible, and send us a complete abstract (100-200 words) by Wednesday 12 February.

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A.-L. Zwilling (2014, 7 février). Conflit de cultures dans les mondes contemporains. sociorel. Consulté le 13 juin 2024, à l’adresse

Auteur/autrice : A.-L. Zwilling

Ingénieure de recherche CNRS hors classe HdR, membre de l'unité mixte de recherche "Droit, religion, entreprise et société" (UMR 7354, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg). Directrice, notamment, du projet international EUREL, informations sur l'état juridique et sociologique des religions en Europe (

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