EASt Monthly Seminar "Sociography of Belgian-Asian couples in Belgium and its evolution: Preliminary observations and questions for an ongoing collective research"

Le 02/06/2021

by Lucas Monteil , EASt-STRIGES-LAMC, ULB

The “Belgian-Asian Couples” group research aims to capture the dynamics of contextual mobility, intimate and family life and socio-cultural affiliation of couples in Belgium in which one of the partners is a Belgian national and the other a migrant from Asia (China, Japan, Laos, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam), using a set of mixed qualitative-quantitative research methods. This presentation will discuss a few preliminary observations regarding the sociodemographic characteristics of the population of partners of Belgian-Asian couples, and its evolution in the recent years. Based on a first analysis of available public statistical data, it will focus on a few variables such as its size, and the nationality, gender and region of residence of the partners. Meant to be supplemented by additional data from public statistics and the research group’s own ongoing survey, the tendencies and comparisons hereby presented aim to stir up a collective discussion and questions about their interpretation.

Lucas Monteil is a post-doctoral researcher at LAMC, ULB, who received his PhD from Paris 8 University. His research mostly deals with gender and sexuality, conjugality, contemporary China, globalization, migration and social classes. He is now coordinating the quantitative part of the “Belgian-Asian Couples” collective research (LAMC/ULB). He is also a member of EASt and Striges (MSH/ULB), editorial secretary of the journal Sextant and associate researcher at LEGS (CNRS).

Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 12.30pm-1.45pm


Registration & Contact : virginie.arantes@ulb.be