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In the air

The In the air heading gathers texts about the social sciences in their current state and context.

L’hospitalité : jusqu’où irons-nous ?

Mélanie Le Guen | 29.11.2018

This article argues that hospitality, that should have come to an end according to many authors in the social sciences, has been a fruitful theme and guideline to their practices, especially since 2015. In the social sciences, hospitality appears through new practices of social scientists as well as through the topic’s regain of topicality. This thesis is based upon a state of the art and extracts the most relevant documents to approach the relations between science as a social [...]

Attention, traversée de zèbres !

Sous le passage, les piétons…

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 31.10.2018

Au printemps 2018, le quartier du Marais à Paris a été le théâtre d’évènements politiques qui n’ont pas manqué d’attirer l’attention. Rappelons les faits. À l’occasion, en juin, de l’anniversaire de « la Marche des Fiertés » ou Gay Pride, plusieurs passages piétons avaient été peints aux couleurs de l’arc-en-ciel, une référence aujourd’hui bien identifiée de la [...]

Où t’habites, Johnny ?

Les pays de Jean-Philippe Smet

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 02.10.2018

La rumeur ne devint-elle pas certitude ? Elle enflait depuis quelques temps, mais cette fois c’était sûr. Chacun pourra bientôt le voir, le toucher, l’écouter. L’entendre ? Il faut dire que le choc avait été rude dans le pays. Un cortège d’un million de personnes dans Paris. Plus de dix millions devant leur télévision : Arc de Triomphe, [...]

Les Hirak au Maroc : Faut-il un nouveau regard ?

Khalid Mouna | 14.09.2018

Morocco has known, since 2011, a social mobilization that has provoked a political change ; this mobilization continues today through the various forms of Hirak : Rif, Jrada, Boycott. These new mobilizations teach us about the changes produced within the Moroccan society, but they also push us to reflect on the way to think and practice social sciences in Morocco. This paper tries to open the debate on this subject. [...]

Toilettes en tous genres.

Graves dissensions au sein du cabinet.

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 14.09.2018

Controversies, sometimes strongly conflictual, on public toilets signs tell us something about the state of a notable societal debate : can we choose our sex or should we comply with what (various) others say ? Do we want a hyper-gendered or a post-gender world ? [...]

Jacques Lévy, Nobel de la géographie 2018.

Christian Grataloup | 26.07.2018

The next Vautrin Lud Prize will be awarded, in October 2018, to Jacques Lévy. It is the recognition of the profound renewal that was brought by him, not only to geography, but to the social sciences as a whole, particularly by the foundation and persevering animation of EspacesTemps, first on its paper version, then on its online version. Collective work has been, and always is, the trademark of Jacques Lévy’s work. [...]

Pour ne pas confondre vitesse et précipitation…

Emmanuel Ravalet | 04.07.2018

From 90 to 80 kilometers per hour, the maximum speed allowed on part of the French roads has decreased this 1st of July 2018. At the heart of a strong opposition against this measure, this article aims to report, based on scientific knowledge, on speed and its various societal impacts. [...]

Playing Perm : A Cut for the Cup.

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 02.07.2018

Why football players’ haircuts have gained such prominence on stadiums ? What do they tell us about those who choose them, about those who look at them, and about the relation forged thanks to them ? Numerous and various things turn out to be condensed in little information : the length, the colour, and the arrangement of a haircut. [...]

Néandertal : Une espèce en voie de disparition ?

Patrick Poncet | 31.05.2018

Is Neanderthal a very real and singular species, who disappeared from the surface of the globe "with" the advent of Homo sapiens, or rather a buffer category of human paleontology, originally useful to the progress of this science, especially to define Sapiens, but whose obsolescence was epistemologically programmed and which arrives today at the end of its scientific life ? [...]