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Editorial

On ne plaisante pas avec l’humour.

Le mouvement de société du 11 janvier.

Jacques Lévy | 16.01.2015

The deadly attack against Charlie Hebdo on 7th January 2015 in Paris has resulted in an immense protest and solidarity movement. This event deserves the full attention of researchers in social sciences. Beyond apparent contradictions, the movement displays a series of speeches that are in phase with the ethical and political dimensions of contemporary societies of individuals. In fact, the way issues have been demarcated is significantly different from what the French polity usually proposes. Should the methodology expressed by this movement be adopted, other public policies and politics would probably emerge. [...]

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Le langage vidéo au service des sciences sociales.

Lévy, Jacques. 2013. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies. Lausanne : Chôros.

Jérémie Hua Ngoc | 13.01.2015

Films are often a relevant medium that can fully grasp the city, as filmmakers have abundantly showed. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies by Jacques Lévy gives food for thought for the researcher in social sciences, and more specifically for the geographer, as [...]

Tensions dans la création.

Menger, Pierre-Michel. 2014. La différence, la concurrence et la disproportion. Sociologie du travail créateur. Paris : Collège de France/Fayard.

Nicolas Poirier | 06.01.2015

Dans cet ouvrage qui reprend sa conférence inaugurale au Collège de France, Pierre-Michel Menger cherche à réfléchir sociologiquement la dimension créatrice du travail telle qu’elle se manifeste notamment dans le domaine scientifique et, de manière sans doute encore plus [...]

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Works

Cannabis dans le Rif central (Maroc).

Kenza Afsahi et Khalid Mouna | 30.09.2014

The culture of cannabis in Morocco intensified during the 1970s in the central Rif region, thereby modifying the socioeconomic relations in place. This article questions the historic process that allowed the development of such a specific space, consistent with [...]

Pour une politique du présent.

Nicolas Poirier | 21.09.2014

The aim of this paper is to bring to light the centrality of the Present within the framework of the democratic regime by showing that, far from being a definite obstacle to whoever wishes to locate themselves truthfully in [...]

La participation sans le discours.

Mathieu Berger | 15.09.2014

In recent years, in the field of participatory urban politics, many political philosophers and social scientists have pointed out the need to decenter formal discourse and argumentation and to enhance more « inclusive », more « sensitive » and [...]

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Laboratory

Imintanout, lieu de pensée.

Interview.

Augustin Berque | 01.07.2014 illustration Imintanout, lieu de pensée.

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 the route from Marrakech [...]

Mapping Urban Intelligence.

Jacques Lévy | 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 | 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 [...]

Concevoir l’urbain en figures.

Alexandre Rigal | 12.11.2013

Urban space is sometimes said to be irrepresentable. However, many representations and images make it comprehensible. These forms and images are spreading in our daily lives and in scientific practices through various technological tools. Trying to understand these fragmentary [...]

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Books

Le langage vidéo au service des sciences sociales.

Lévy, Jacques. 2013. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies. Lausanne : Chôros.

Jérémie Hua Ngoc | 13.01.2015

Films are often a relevant medium that can fully grasp the city, as filmmakers have abundantly showed. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies by Jacques Lévy gives food for thought for the researcher in social sciences, and more specifically for the geographer, as it represents a rather new mean of expression. Video recordings, cinema editing and camera angles shape a perceptive system that enables us to decode contemporary urban models. [...]

Tensions dans la création.

Menger, Pierre-Michel. 2014. La différence, la concurrence et la disproportion. Sociologie du travail créateur. Paris : Collège de France/Fayard.

Nicolas Poirier | 06.01.2015

Dans cet ouvrage qui reprend sa conférence inaugurale au Collège de France, Pierre-Michel Menger cherche à réfléchir sociologiquement la dimension créatrice du travail telle qu’elle se manifeste notamment dans le domaine scientifique et, de manière sans doute encore plus [...]

Les dangers du populisme géographique.

Guilluy, Christophe. 2014. La France périphérique, comment on a sacrifié les classes populaires. Paris : Flammarion.

Stéphane Cordobes | 02.12.2014

Contemporary economic mutations contribute to undermining some parts of the French territory and their inhabitants. Thus, Christophe Guilluy depicts the geography of France as a two-tiered territory with, on the one hand, dynamic metropolitan spaces populated with cosmopolitan elites [...]

Howard S. Becker, figure pragmatique et exigeante du travail dans les sciences sociales.

Perrenoud, Marc (dir.). 2013. Les mondes pluriels de Howard S. Becker. Travail sociologique et sociologie du travail. Paris : La Découverte.

Frédéric Barbe et Hélène Marche | 02.12.2014

Sociologue « sortant », Howard Becker a développé une méthodologie et des choix d’objets particulièrement intéressants à actualiser. Dialogue équilibré entre empirisme et théorie, distance critique et engagement dans le rapport au terrain, filiation intellectuelle et incrémentalisme méthodologique, soin [...]

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Objects

35°Nord 34°Est

Éric Valette | 19.11.2013

Illustrated conference performance, on the basis of a historic timeline of Cyprus. 35° north/34° east is the location of the small section of the beach enclosed in the buffer zone that divides the island in two, just below the [...]

Genève face à sa mondialité.

Manouk Borzakian | 02.04.2013

In this article, Geneva, a small world city that is facing a significant economic and demographic growth, is examined with the help of a map where spatial distribution of Anglo-Saxon and Portuguese residents is represented. The different distribution patterns [...]

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In the air

The future of scientific journals.

Igor Moullier | 23.04.2013

On the occasion of its one hundredth issue (“Faire des sciences sociales du politique”, Politix, 100, 2012/4), the journal Politix offers a series of retrospective points of view following [...]

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Traversals

Une rencontre spatio-temporelle.

Hélène Noizet et Jacques Lévy | 07.10.2014

Ce recueil d’articles est d’abord le résultat d’une rencontre. Des historiens et des archéologues ont interpelé des géographes en leur disant leur intérêt pour la théorie de l’espace et en leur proposant un dialogue avec leurs propres problématiques, visant [...]

Avec quoi n’êtes-vous pas d’accord?

Jacques Lévy | 09.07.2014

En janvier 2013, se tenait à Rolle, la ville où réside Jean-Luc Godard — un cinéaste qui se voue inlassablement à n’être d’accord avec personne —, un séminaire du Programme doctoral Architecture et Sciences de la Ville de l’École polytechnique fédérale [...]

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