Virginie Milliot | 10.12.2013
L’Art sur la Place and the parade closing the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon can be considered as participative art happenings, designed to welcome the cultural diversity of the city. Several analyses and critiques presented these events as “political shams” or as “rituals of urban areas”. By using a corpus of data collected in the course of long term participant observations, I propose to reopen the debate about the political consequences of these projects. In order to analyse [...]
Céfaï, Daniel (dir.). 2010. L’engagement ethnographique. Paris : Éditions de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
Virginie Tallio | 25.11.2013
This publication, directed by Daniel Céfaï, gathers different articles translated from English into French. Each one illustrates a facet of ethnographic investigation and is introduced by an article, written by a different author each time, that situates their historical and theoretical context and their significance within the current debates in the anglophone and francophone world. This book seeks to stress the importance of ethnography, a method that concerns all researchers in social sciences. It examines practices and debates that [...]
Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary | 19.11.2013
Based on the analysis of contemporary art works produced around the wall built by the Israelis around the West Bank, this paper addresses the issues of border crossing and of the norms that one needs to confront in order to pass the line. It also focuses on the active resistance process that this crossing implies. Through its very special relation to place, the notion of « border art » questions spatial processes through the viscosity of matter in movement. [...]
Conférence/performance, 9’49, 2011
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 closed city of Famagusta. This city was the starting point of a collective project, Suspended Spaces, in the context of which 35°Nord 34°Est was realized in response to the importance of the readings and representations of history in a conflict [...]
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 or reductive and totalizing representations challenges the definition of urban space. Beyond traditional representations and metaphors that deny the plurality of urban actors and objects, this article offers an intuitive survey of the representation of urban cities, of urban space [...]
Une ethnographie des discours professionnels sur le risque orphelin lié à l’alcool et à la grossesse.
Céline Schnegg | 12.11.2013
This article analyses professional discourse on the associated risk of alcohol consumption and pregnancy. If health and prevention actors define this risk as a fetal risk, it however does not have a clinical existence, as nearly no caregiver has seen a mother at risk or a child victim of alcohol in utero. Looking at this paradox, we suggest defining this risk as an orphan risk. In the first part of this article, using Dorothy E. Smith’s sociology, we will [...]
La mer Noire, de la concentration de migrations ethniques à la dispersion de transmigrations cosmopolites.
Alain Tarrius | 06.11.2013
For many international migrants coming from West and Central Asia and heading for Western Europe, the Black Sea is a reference space. This paper specifically discusses two groups : the Balotchis from Afghanistan and Iranians, and Georgians forcing Caucasian and Balkanian women into prostitution and involved in drug trafficking. This work compares their strategies and spatial learnings : the use of a typical broken English, the building of circulatory roads and the invention of economic strategies linked to “poor [...]
Kevin Sutton | 06.11.2013
Crossings are the more often identified when they are successful, that is to say when the act of crossing a defined obstacle so as to reach a spatial entity considered a posteriori as the end of the process is done. The action is actualized by the addition of several validated social stages. Is it possible to speak of failed crossings ? Would these be a kind of crossing or would we consider them as “non-crossings” ? This paper deals [...]
Florian Lebreton et Philippe Bourdeau | 28.10.2013
This paper is based on the study of leisure and tourism practices in natural spaces and interstices. From this starting point, it examines how dissidences, which fluctuate between games and transgressions, contribute to the ambivalence of the status of recreational activities in contemporary societies. In order to do so, it uses observations collected from a series of works from various domains and put into perspective thanks to the reviews of existing writings in social sciences and the documents which [...]
Xavier Bernier | 22.10.2013
This work is about the “traverser” as a scientific notion. It is understood as the stacking of rhythms and spatial figures. Building a relation between space of departure and arrival through a reference space is a social challenge that mobilizes all spatial skills. This paper outlines the languages used to define the “traverser” : spatial architectures and spatialities are decoded with different figures and spatial maps ; visibility rules are developed through the study of tangible and intangible materials. [...]