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Étudier TripAdvisor. Ou comment Trip-patouiller les cartes de nos vacances.

Gaël Chareyron,Jérôme Da-Rugna,Saskia Cousin et Sébastien Jacquot | 29.08.2014

Pour prolonger un peu les vacances, voici en édito quelques cartes issues de TripAdvisor, le site de notation bien connu des internautes. TripAdvisor est devenu un outil incontournable pour des millions de touristes, faisant et défaisant l’e-reputation des restaurants, des hôtels, et de ce que l’entreprise nomme les « attractions » — des plages du Costa Rica au Zoo de Beauval, en passant par les palais royaux d’Abomey. Forts de 125 millions d’avis et 57 millions de membres, se présentant comme le « plus grand site de voyage au monde »1, TripAdvisor est de plus en plus analysé par les chercheurs, même si, le plus souvent, il s’agit de mentionner le classement TripAdvisor du site étudié ou de proposer des modèles marketing permettant d’analyser et d’améliorer son e-reputation. Les travaux [...]

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How to Do Voodoo with Functional Neuroimaging.

Cornelius Borck | 09.12.2014 illustration How to Do Voodoo with Functional Neuroimaging.

Starting from the debate on « Voodoo correlations in social neuroscience », the paper presents an STS-inspired epistemological analysis of functional neuroimaging. The sequence of events made it an almost textbook case of scientific debate on methods, standards and scientific authority, though most [...]

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

At 83 years old, Howard S. Becker is a « retired » but nonetheless active sociologist. He has developed methodology and objects of research, which are today highly interesting to update. He has, for example, examined the possibility of [...]

Translating Articles in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Franck Barbin | 18.11.2014

Debunking typical misconceptions on translation, more specifically in academic environments, helps me to establish guidelines for writing and translating articles in humanities and social sciences (HSS). Six main stereotypes are examined : (1) translating is easier and quicker than [...]

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Works

How to Do Voodoo with Functional Neuroimaging.

Cornelius Borck | 09.12.2014 illustration How to Do Voodoo with Functional Neuroimaging.

Starting from the debate on « Voodoo correlations in social neuroscience », the paper presents an STS-inspired epistemological analysis of functional neuroimaging. The sequence of events made it an almost textbook case of scientific debate on methods, standards and scientific authority, though most [...]

Translating Articles in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Franck Barbin | 18.11.2014

Debunking typical misconceptions on translation, more specifically in academic environments, helps me to establish guidelines for writing and translating articles in humanities and social sciences (HSS). Six main stereotypes are examined : (1) translating is easier and quicker than [...]

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 [...]

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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

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 illustration Les dangers du populisme géographique.

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 and immigrants and, on [...]

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

At 83 years old, Howard S. Becker is a « retired » but nonetheless active sociologist. He has developed methodology and objects of research, which are today highly interesting to update. He has, for example, examined the possibility of [...]

Participe présent.

Lussault, Michel. 2013. L’avènement du monde. Essai sur l’habitation humaine de la terre. Paris : Seuil, coll. « La couleur des idées » ; Lévy, Jacques. 2013. Réinventer la France. Trente cartes pour une nouvelle géographie. Paris : Fayard.

Gilles Clamens | 21.07.2014

This book review brings together two recent essays written by geographers Jacques Lévy and Michel Lussault. It suggests we see in them an appropriable answer to questions usually asked in terms of « globalization » and « urbanization ». [...]

De la nécessité de ne pas s’ignorer. Vers une linguistique mésologique.

Chomsky, Noam. 2011. Sur la nature et le langage. Marseille : Agone.

Romaric Jannel | 14.04.2014

The high activity in contemporary linguistics is mainly the result of Noam Chomsky’s works. However, this thinker’s postulates are simple reductionisms, which deny the complex phenomenon that allowed the emergence and the evolution of language(s). To get a comprehensive [...]

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Objects

Penser en mouvement.

Jacques Lévy et Michel Lussault, 2013. Dictionnaire de la géographie et de l'espace des sociétés. Nouvelle édition. Paris. Belin.

Jacques Lévy et Michel Lussault | 15.07.2014

La nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire de la géographie et de l’espace des sociétés que vous avez entre les mains est pour une bonne part la conséquence du succès de librairie que la première édition a rencontré. Ce résultat a été obtenu sans aucun compromis sur le niveau d’exigence que nous nous étions fixé tant pour le degré d’innovation que pour la rigueur de son expression. Bonne nouvelle, donc : il y a un public pour les travaux de ceux qui placent [...]

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 [...]

L’espace-Obama.

Jacques Lévy et Luc Guillemot | 19.11.2012

Spatial characteristics are more relevant than socio-economic features to distinguish Romney and Obama’s electoral bodies. A cartographic representation at county level that uses a population cartogram as a base map makes the opposition between both geographies obvious. As in [...]

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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

La musique comme fonction biologique.

Réflexion critique autour de la notion de « cerveau musical ».

Carla Vaucher | 22.10.2014 illustration La musique comme fonction biologique.

French and Canadian research postulates the idea of brain specialization for music and is investigating specific areas that could shelter it. Proving this hypothesis would mean granting a biological function to music, and maybe even giving it a role in human evolution. With [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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