Grand Tour France

The French Grand Tour was conducted in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseilles. It involved research among young people concerned with the deleterious effects of chemicals on their health who mobilize around endocrine disruption, the socialities and materialities of smoking and "vaping," the chemical regimes used by gay men to navigate affective encounters in serodiscordant contexts, those of gym goers, night workers and DJs in French urban centers, and examined the chemical lives of junior doctors who modulate the intense demands of their work with a range of il/legal substances.

Overall, the French Grand Tour focused on chemical socialities beyond practices of ab/use, focusing on how youth tinker and make sense of the effects of diverse chemicals in relation to shifting expectations. The French Grand Tour revealed the prime importance for the diverse youth groups encountered of online forums of information and sociality, whether as a space of encounter, one of information production and exchange or as a key space of political mobilization.

Some images from the field

People

  • Imogen Bevan
  • Junior Researcher
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Program group Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV, Amsterdam, REC BC
  • Romain Amaro
  • Junior Researcher
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Program group Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV, Amsterdam, REC BC
  • Emilia Sanabria
  • Senior Researcher and PhD Supervisor
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Program group Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Mariana Rios
  • PhD Researcher
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Program group Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Anita Hardon
  • Project leader
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Program group Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV, Amsterdam, REC C5.07
  • (020)5253544, (020)5252504