Pablo Jensen | 03.03.2014
Physicists can be annoying when they attack social systems. For example, when one of them learnedly explains in Le Monde the very close result of several elections from the early 2000s using elegant mathematical models… which are completely unrealistic. Or again when one of the most visible “socio-physicists” affirmed in 2007 in the prestigious English [...]
Valérie Kociemba | 10.02.2014
Fiction films and television series shot in the Bordeaux area are the corpus of study of this article. Their study provides a crossing of the urban area rooted in history. The tradition of shooting in Bordeaux is a player in the local economic dynamics. Through fiction, the geographer observes a recomposition of urban transects which highlights the identity elements of the city. These elements contribute to give the town its heritage and its roots in history, its bourgeois character [...]
Eduardo Camacho-Hübner | 10.02.2014
Mobility issues do not only involve the act of moving nowadays. The concept itself evolves continuously thanks to technological and social innovations. The main stakes do not focus anymore on improving speed, but on enriching the experience of travelling, even in the case of short trips. One of the main factors that fosters this evolution is the progressive adoption of information and communication technologies that help to reshape the issues of contemporary cities. For example, the quality of travel [...]
Eddy Banaré | 07.02.2014
En Nouvelle-Calédonie, l’abrogation du « Décret d’Indigénat » en 1946 a annoncé les débuts de la politisation du monde kanak avec l’adhésion, certes brève, au Parti communiste en 1947. Cependant, les effets de cette politisation n’ont vraiment été visibles qu’à travers la première génération de Kanak venue poursuivre leurs études dans les universités françaises. Il s’agit ici d’examiner de quelle manière la pensée de Frantz Fanon a influencé le premier discours politique kanak d’émancipation. Nous analyserons pour cela les [...]
Régis Meyran | 27.01.2014
The purpose of the present contribution is to provide a way of thinking the wide category of urban musics (including hip-hop, slam, electro and improvised music). Several ethnographic observations have lead the author to the idea that the musical practices and inherent speeches are used by the artists to subvert western aesthetic codes by deconstructing several structural oppositions (such as scholar/popular, imitation/creation, singing/talking...). Moreover, the groups that are socially dominated use these musical technics as a tool for affirming [...]
Sébastien Nageleisen | 20.01.2014
The crossing of the Aubrac plateau is very much appreciated by all hikers/pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela. This paper uses a collection of pictures as scientific material to study the landscape on offer along this route. Landscapes are described and then compared in order to identify the specificities of the crossing of the Aubrac and beyond and, more generally, to understand how cultural routes transcend landscapes and vice versa. In this original spatial experience, various walking rhythms are [...]
Berger, Mathieu, Daniel Cefaï et Carole Gayet-Viaud (dirs.). 2011. Du civil au politique. Ethnographies du vivre-ensemble. Bruxelles : Peter Lang, coll. « Action publique ».
Consuelo Biskupovic | 13.01.2014
This article analyzes the different ways of conducting ethnographic investigations that are proposed in the book Du civil au politique. Ethnographies du vivre-ensemble by Mathieu Berger, Daniel Cefaï and Carole Gayet-Viaud. Firstly, it examines the authors’ choices : the ethnographic method as well as the relationship between political and civil activities can be found in each article. Secondly, it discusses the commitments and central propositions of the book. It shows how the authors reconcile a pragmatic perspective with an [...]
Le cas du col du Coq et de la Dent de Crolles dans le massif de Chartreuse (France).
Jean-Pierre Mounet et Yohann Rech | 07.01.2014
The organization of outdoor sports areas is an important issue because athletes are not the only ones to invest nature. This article discusses the management of outdoor sports activities in a part of the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park (France). The latter has a particularly complex network with different managers, different political scales and varied sports and traditional activities. An analysis of the intentional management and effective management of the site (Mermet 1994) shows that the prerogatives of the managers [...]
In the streets of their cities, Koreans are replacing their old maps with a new digital representation of urban space, revealing the massive societal changes underway in the land of new technology. These moves, including the promotion of the “smart city”, provide a convenient angle from which to consider the switch from the old industrial cities in decline to the new information cities on the rise. A new system is being born, drawing in the major part of the [...]
Régimes d’historicité et individus contemporains.
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 enable us to detect it. The “No future !” motto only informs us that historicist myths have collapsed. Meanwhile, projects have taken place. By and large, this can be explained by the increase of lifespan time scale degrees of freedom [...]