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Transitory cultures.

Spaces of migration.

Emilie Da Lage et Marc Dumont | 05.05.2016

Europe is going through a crisis that the media present as major, the so-called “migrant” or “refugee crisis”. With the terrorist attacks, the numerous wars in the Near East and Middle East, and a World in which instability has become the rule, European societies are compelled to think about how to welcome migrants and offer them hospitality. This has however turned out to be a test as this migration has been politically reframed in the public debate and the policies of the European Union.These massive new migrations, which Alain Tarrius (1989) identifies as at the origin of a “between poor” globalization, [...]

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« La danse africaine » : une catégorie anthropologisée.

Les effets retours des disciplines scientifiques sur les pratiques artistiques.

Mahalia Lassibille | 22.08.2016

The term “African dance” is usually applied to Black African dances, which would include percussions and pelvis movements, for instance. But what does this characterization correspond to? In what way has the science of anthropology played a leading role [...]

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Un terrain à histoire.

Laurent Sébastien Fournier @en | 05.04.2016

This article makes use of the history of anthropology to shed light on the progressive anthropologization of the region of Provence. The notion of “anthropologization” is understood as the influence that anthropology has on the way locals consider their [...]

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Le Monde, comme si vous y étiez.

Les nourritures terrestres de l’Expo 2015 à Milan.

Jacques Lévy @en | 13.07.2015 illustration Le Monde, comme si vous y étiez.

The topic of Milan’s World Expo 2015, “Feed the Planet” appears simultaneously mediocre, disputable, and complacent. Beyond this mixture of commerce, ecology and geopolitics, couldn’t we find there an indication that the very raison d’être of this kind of event has been exhausted? [...]

Imintanout, lieu de pensée.

Augustin Berque | 01.07.2014

The series of pedagogical films Thinking Places/Lieux pensants, directed by Jacques Lévy, is structured around ten questions. The interviewer was Jacques Lévy, the interviewee Augustin Berque, and the place Imintanout, at the foot of the western High Atlas, on [...]

Mapping Urban Intelligence.

Jacques Lévy @en | 17.05.2014

The texts of this Traversal are position papers. They have been written in the prospect of a conference that will take place in July 2014, organised at Laval University, Quebec, by the Eidolon cartographic research network. The title [...]


Jacques Lévy @en | 17.12.2013

Among the interviews conducted in Geneva, general and abstract speeches on the future are rare. This does not prove that the future is absent from discourses and imaginations ; it could mean that the tools we use do not [...]

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L’actualité d’une pensée politique.

Castoriadis, Cornelius. 2015. La société bureaucratique, écrits politiques 1945-1997. Tome V. Paris : Sandre.

Christophe Premat @en | 24.05.2016

The reedition of Castoriadis’s political work is a real act of autonomy given the context of closure of the capitalistic and bureaucratic regimes. The book includes articles published by Castoriadis in the periodical Socialisme ou Barbarie at the end of the 1940s, and a series of later analyses of the evolution of the Russian regime. Writing on Russia is not just about describing the degenerescence of a political system; it is also a way of throwing light on the Eastern and Western bureaucratic societies’ tendency to control the social fields of human activity. [...]

Habiter : Hortense fait tourner l’appareil.

Soichet, Hortense. 2016. Esperem ! Images d’un monde en soi. Paris : Créaphis.

Olivier Lazzarotti @en | 17.05.2016

The experience of « social photography » that has been led by the photographer Hortense Soichet and the Association d’éducation populaire auprès des femmes (GRAPh-CMI) of the gypsy town of Eperem, near Carcassonne, instigates a reflection on the concept [...]

Méduse face à Gaïa.

Latour, Bruno. 2015. Face à Gaïa. Huit conférences sur le nouveau régime climatique. Paris : La Découverte.

Alexandre Rigal @en | 19.04.2016

This review describes the intellectual battle that Bruno Latour engages against the Moderns in his new book Face à Gaïa, huit conferences sur le nouveau régime climatique. He uses the icon of Gaia as a weapon since, in his [...]

La re-cherche, un roman ?

Meur, Diane. 2015. La carte des Mendelssohn, roman. Paris : Sabine Wespierser.

Olivier Lazzarotti @en | 02.02.2016

Diane Meur’s book claims to be a novel about the descending genealogy of the Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, but the narrative is also about the author’s quest. Therefore, the book offers its readers a rich experience of research whose [...]

Mésologie des savoirs : sciences et contingence.

Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg. 2014. Introduction à la philosophie des sciences. Paris: La Découverte.

Romaric Jannel @en | 26.01.2016

Philosophy and the history of science have considerably evolved since the 19th century. New practices and questions have emerged, first among scientists themselves according to Rheinberger, then among philosophers. The historical, social and anthropological dimensions of the history of [...]

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La pauvreté et l’art misérable, dix ans déjà!

Christian Bouquet @en | 01.07.2016 illustration La pauvreté et l’art misérable, dix ans déjà!

Ten years ago, one of Gupta’s works (Cow), which was presented at the Foire internationale d’art contemporain in Paris, was disturbing insofar that it reproduced the image of poor Madagascan milk producers who, each morning, hurtled down the hills of Tananarive on ramshackle [...]

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In the air

Deleuze bashing.

Hervé Regnauld @en | 28.04.2015

Social sciences sometimes quote philosophers in order to provide a basis for their theories. They quote Gilles Deleuze very often, but Deleuze says that he doesn’t care about being coherent. So why should socials science care about philosophy ? [...]

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Quarante ans de sciences sociales avec EspacesTemps.

Journée d'étude. Le 11 mars 2016, amphithéâtre Émile Durkheim, La Sorbonne, Paris .

| 01.02.2016 illustration Quarante ans de sciences sociales avec EspacesTemps.

La « revue indisciplinaire de sciences sociales » EspacesTemps a eu quarante ans en octobre 2015. Cette publication, née à l’École normale supérieure de Cachan, a connu une version imprimée payante (Les Cahiers, 1975-2004), d’abord relayée [...]

The Car-Society and Beyond.

Jacques Lévy @en | 01.12.2015

This Traversal marks the official opening of a scientific partnership between and the PostCarWorld interdisciplinary research project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2014-2016).As one can notice [...]

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