Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

FARRER James

Professor
Sociology

on sabbatical leave in 2019

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.

Email: j-farrer[at]sophia.ac.jp
Website: http://sophia.academia.edu/JamesFarrer
Tel: 03-3238-4066
Office: 10-503

Selected Publications

Books

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • James Farrer. 2019. “Happy and Unhappy Meals: Culinary Approaches to the Good Life in Shanghai” Becky Hsu and Richard Madsen (ed.) The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness: Meaning and Morality in Everyday Life. University of California Press, Ch. 4.

COURSES

Courses No Title 2020 Semester Offered
SOC210
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL THEORY
Not Offered
SOC226 THE GOOD LIFE : FROM SELF TO SOCIETY Not Offered
SOC310
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
Autumn
SOC316
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Spring
SOC439 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER
Autumn