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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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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 [...]

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Works

Un terrain à histoire.

Réflexivité et construction des identités culturelles en Provence (France).

Laurent Sébastien Fournier @en | 05.04.2016 illustration Un terrain à histoire.

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 own culture and describe [...]

Être contre, c’est être tout contre.

Géraldine Pellé | 04.01.2016

Being against something is not only about being opposed to something but being closely against. In this paper, I aim to explore the subtle way of « that with which you don’t agree with » because it raises the [...]

Paris (Monde) : géographies du 13 novembre 2015.

Jacques Lévy @en | 17.12.2015

Les attentats parisiens du 13 novembre appellent, pour être décryptés, une lecture géographique multiscalaire et multimétrique. De l’« hypercentre intime » de Paris à la « guerre civile mondiale à basse intensité », en passant par la France, le [...]

Calais comme lieu d’entre-mémoire.

Sébastien Fevry @en | 08.12.2015

This paper examines how documentary cinema portrays the situation of refugees who are stranded in Calais. More precisely, its purpose is to show that one of the creative possibilities of documentary film consists in transforming a “non-lieu” such as [...]

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Le Monde, comme si vous y étiez.

Les nourritures terrestres de l’Expo 2015 à Milan.

Jacques Lévy | 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 [...]

Virtualités.

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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Books

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 eyes, she can revitalize the Earth by inviting us to modify our representations of the creatures that compose it. The Moderns need to take earthly beings more into account, but they lack access to them. This is why Latour includes artistic experiments in his reflection ; they allow us to perceive components of the [...]

La re-cherche, un roman ?

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

Olivier Lazzarotti | 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 [...]

Une approche autre de l’individualité.

Emmanuel Lozerand (dir.). 2014. Drôles d’individus. De la singularité individuelle dans le Reste-du-monde. Paris : Klincksieck.

Gérard Martial Amougou @en | 01.12.2015

Si la question de l’individualisation reste largement à écrire au sein des sociétés occidentales, le traitement de l’individualité dans le Reste-du-monde semble davantage pressant. L’ouvrage collectif dirigé par Emmanuel Lozerand esquisse un panorama des conceptions plurielles de l’individu ailleurs, [...]

Plus de biodiversité pour plus de démocratie.

Larrère, Catherine et Raphaël Larrère. 2015. Penser et agir avec la nature. Une enquête philosophique. Paris : La Découverte.

Alexandra Borsari | 10.11.2015

Penser et agir avec la nature consists in the last development of Catherine and Raphaël Larrère’s reflection on the relationship between humankind and nature, and the way we can share the same world. With this book, they call for [...]

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In the air

Deleuze bashing.

Hervé Regnauld | 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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Traversals

The Car-Society and Beyond.

Jacques Lévy @en | 01.12.2015

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

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