Yves Winkin researcher profile

Researcher ProfilesYves Winkin was Director of Scientific and Technical Culture at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers [National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts] in Paris, and of the Musée des Arts et Métiers [Museum of Arts and Crafts], part of CNAM, from 2015 to 2019.

Yves Winkin

He is a member of the Kuratorium of the Deutsches Museum and a curatorial advisor to several museums in Europe. He is commissioning editor for the French publishing house Editions des Archives Contemporaines. In 2013, he served as liaison between the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENSL) and the new Musée des Confluences of Lyon, in charge of interdisciplinary projects. Across 2011 and 2012, he was Director of the Institut Français de l’Éducation [French Institute of Education], a national agency embedded in the ENSL. From 2006 to 2010, he was Deputy Director for Research and International Relations of ENSL; previously he was Professor of Anthropology and Communication at ENSL.

Winkin established the contours in France of an anthropological approach to face-to-face communication; the discipline he helped to define is the anthropology of communication. He offered an appropriate theoretical framework; he made explicit the ethnographic methodology, and suggested areas of investigation. His own research focuses on interactions in urban settings, especially interactions between pedestrians and other urban dwellers.

Authored Books

Erving Goffman. A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory (with W. Leeds-Hurwitz), New York, Peter Lang, 2013.

Vers une marche plaisir en ville: boîte à outils pour augmenter le bonheur de marcher (with S. Lavadinho), Lyon,  Editions du CERTU (Centre d’Etudes sur les Réseaux, les Transports et l’Urbanisme), 2012.

Comment l’informatique vient aux enfants. Pour une approche anthropologique des usages de l’ordinateur à l‘école, Paris, Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2006 (with E. Barchechath & R. Magli).

La communication n’est pas une marchandise. Résister à l’agenda de Bologne, Bruxelles, Editions Labor/Editions Espace de Libertés, 2003.

Marché éditorial et démarches d’écrivains. Un état des lieux et des forces de l’édition littéraire en Communauté française de Belgique, Bruxelles, Éditions du Ministère de la Culture, 1996 (with P. Durand).

Anthropologie de la communication: de la théorie au terrain, Bruxelles, Éditions De Boeck Université, 1996.

Erving Goffman: les moments et leurs hommes, Paris, Éditions du Seuil et Éditions de Minuit, 1988.

La Nouvelle Communication, Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 1981.

Edited Collections

Le Symbolique et le Social. La réception internationale de Pierre Bourdieu. Actes du colloque de Cerisy (with J. Dubois and P. Durand); Liège, Editions de l’Université de Liège, 2005.

Rhétoriques du Corps, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 1988 (with P. Dubois).

Gregory Bateson: premier état d’un héritage, Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 1988.

Pragmatique et discours: actes du colloque “Langage et Ex-Communication”, Louvain, Cabay, 1982 (with P. Dubois).

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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