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 2019Semester Offered
SOC210
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL THEORY
Not Offered
SOC310
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
Not Offered
SOC316
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Not Offered
SOC439 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER
Not Offered