illustration Deleuze bashing.

Editorial

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 ? [...]

What’s new ?

Faut-il faire aimer la ville ?

Lionel Francou | 19.05.2015 illustration Faut-il faire aimer la ville ?

This multi-authored work gathers various contributions which focus on the “emotional relationship people have with cities”. In an approach that is both poetic and relational, the authors — mainly urban planners and geographers — seek to highlight the mutual influence that takes place [...]

Mémoire publique et mémoire collective de l’esclavage.

L’apport de la sociologie pragmatiste.

Johann Michel | 12.05.2015

The aim of this article is to theorise a new version of “memory”, which we will call “public memory”, by using a conceptual framework inspired by pragmatist sociology. This theorisation will be put to the test through an ethnographic [...]

All sections

Works

Mémoire publique et mémoire collective de l’esclavage.

L’apport de la sociologie pragmatiste.

Johann Michel | 12.05.2015 illustration Mémoire publique et mémoire collective de l’esclavage.

The aim of this article is to theorise a new version of “memory”, which we will call “public memory”, by using a conceptual framework inspired by pragmatist sociology. This theorisation will be put to the test through an ethnographic study that we have [...]

All sections

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 @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 [...]

Concevoir l’urbain en figures.

Alexandre Rigal @en | 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 [...]

All sections

Books

Faut-il faire aimer la ville ?

Lionel Francou | 19.05.2015 illustration Faut-il faire aimer la ville ?

This multi-authored work gathers various contributions which focus on the “emotional relationship people have with cities”. In an approach that is both poetic and relational, the authors — mainly urban planners and geographers — seek to highlight the mutual influence that takes place [...]

Penser l’espace avec ses pieds.

Coverley, Merlin (dir.). 2011. Psychogéographie ! Poétique de l’exploration urbaine. Lyon : Les Moutons Électriques.

Nicolas Canova | 03.03.2015

This review of Merlin Coverley’s recent Psychogéographie aims at extracting from its contemporaneous mobilization the main concepts that make up its meaning. This so called Situationnist “invention” has risen from its ashes after a premature death. Developed as a [...]

L’invention partagée.

Lussault, Michel. 2013. L’avènement du Monde. Paris : Seuil.

Jacques Lévy @en | 27.01.2015

L’avènement du Monde by Michel Lussault offers a substantial and innovative spatial theory of an object, the World. Space is addressed both as a technical system and a society, and each of these approaches generates an overall, panoramic view. [...]

Le langage vidéo au service des sciences sociales.

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

Jérémie Hua Ngoc @en | 13.01.2015

La vidéo est un médium pertinent pour saisir la ville, et le cinéma l’a abondamment pratiquée. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies de Jacques Lévy est, pour le chercheur en sciences sociales et notamment le géographe, un objet de réflexion pour intégrer dans [...]

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 @en | 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 [...]

All sections

Objects

35°Nord 34°Est

Éric Valette @en | 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 @en | 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 [...]

All sections

In the air

Deleuze bashing.

Hervé Regnauld | 28.04.2015 illustration Deleuze bashing.

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 ? [...]

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 [...]

All sections

Traversals

Une rencontre spatio-temporelle.

Jacques Lévy @en et Hélène Noizet @en | 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 [...]

All sections

In brief

All news briefs