Gender-based Violence in Music Worlds

A Comparison between France and Japan


November 16th-17th, 2023


On-line and at INALCO (Maison de la recherche)

On-line upon registration at: 

INALCO – Maison de la recherche
Auditorium Georges Dumézil
2 Rue de Lille
75 007 Paris, France
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A hybrid workshop organized by Marie Buscatto and Chiharu Chujo

With the support of Cité du genre, IFRAE, IDHE.S and IETT


This workshop aims to deepen our scientific knowledge of gender-based violence in music worlds from a comparative perspective between France and Japan. It proposes to document, through field research, gender-based violence in its diversity and continuity – from sexist jokes, insistent flirtations, comments on physical appearance to legally reprehensible sexual behaviours such as rape, harassment or sexual assault.

Based on an intersectional perspective and with attention to the power relations specific to the studied music worlds, the workshop aims to highlight the structural nature of gendered-based violence.


November 16th, 2023 (9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., French time)

9:00-9:30 a.m.

9:30-9:45 a.m.
Marie Buscatto | IDHE.S, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne – CNRS
Chiharu Chujo | IETT, University of Lyon 3

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
To Speak Up, But Not Too Loudly. French Electronic Music’s “Equalitarian Ethos” Facing Gender-based Violence
Alice Laurent-Camena | Arènes, University of Rennes 2 – CNRS

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Overcoming Gender-Based Violence? Transnational Trajectories of Female Music Journalists at the Height of the Cold War
Mari Nagatomi | Media Studies Major in Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Opera, a Professional World Haunted by Gender-based Violence
Marie Buscatto | IDHE.S, University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne – CNRS
Soline Helbert | Opera singer
Ionela Roharik | CESPRA, EHESS – CNRS

11:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
Aline Henninger | REMELICE, University of Orléans

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Questions and Answers

November 17th, 2023 (9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., French time)

9:00-9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
From Subjection to Agency in a Constrained Environment? Gender-based Violence in the Japanese Popular Music Industry
Chiharu Chujo | IETT, University of Lyon 3

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Framing Gender-based Violence in the French Music Industry as a Social Problem. An Analysis of the #MusicToo Campaign
Louise Barrière | LESA, University of Aix-Marseille

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Overlooked Sexual Violence in the Japanese Music Industry. A Focus on Reports of Sexual Predation in the Japanese Music Industry
Toko Tanaka | Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo 

11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Yukiko Itoh | IFRAE, Inalco

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Questions and Answers

12:30 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.



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