FARRER James

Professor
Sociology
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests:


My research focuses on urban life in Shanghai and Tokyo, including cuisine, nightlife, migrant communities, and urban sexual cultures. In teaching sociology at Sophia, my emphasis is developing students’ hands-on skills in qualitative research, encouraging them to use original data to write about social phenomenon while incorporating insights from previous sociological research.

Selected Publications:


Books

James Farrer and Andrew David Field. 2015. Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

James Farrer (ed.). 2015. Globalization and Asian Cuisines: Transnational Networks and Contact Zones. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

James Farrer. 2002. Opening Up: Youth sex culture and market reform in Shanghai. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Journal Articles

*James Farrer and Anna Greenspan. 2015. “Raising Cosmopolitans: Expatriate Families Navigating Shanghai's Local Schools” Global Networks 15(2): 141–160.

*James Farrer. 2014. “China Wants You: The Social Construction of Skilled Labor in Three Transnational Fields” Asian and Pacific Migration 23(4): 397-420.

James Farrer. 2014.“Foreigner Street: Urban Citizenship in Multicultural Shanghai” in Nam-Kook Kim ed. Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia. London: Ashgate, 17-43.

James Farrer. 2014. “Love, Sex and Commitment: Delinking Premarital Intimacy from Marriage in Urban China” in Deborah Davis and Sara Friedman eds. Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 62-96.

James Farrer. 2014. “Imported Culinary Heritage: the Case of Localized Western Cuisine in Shanghai” in Sidney Cheung ed. Rethinking Asian Food Heritage. Taipei: The Foundation of Chinese Dietary Culture, 75-104.

James Farrer. 2013.“Good Stories: Chinese Women's International Love Stories as Collective Sexual Story Making” Sexualities 16(1/2): 12-29.

James Farrer. 2011. “Global Nightscapes in Shanghai as Ethnosexual Contact Zones” The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Volume 37, Issue 5, pp. 747-764.

James Farrer. 2010. “New Shanghailanders or New Shanghainese? narratives of emplacement of western expatriate settlers in Shanghai” The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Volume 36, Issue 8 (June), pp. 1211 - 1228

James Farrer. 2010. “A foreign adventurer’s paradise? Interracial sexuality and alien sexual capital in reform era Shanghai” Sexualities. Volume 13, Issue 1 (Feb.), pp. 69-95.

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
SOC210 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL THEORY Autumn
SOC316 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Spring
SOC310 SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE Spring
SOC439 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER Autumn
Tel:
03-3238-4066
Email:
j-farrer@sophia.ac.jp
Website:
http://sophia.academia.edu/JamesFarrer
Office:
10-503