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Traversals

A Traverse gathers related articles addressing various debate topics.

L’éternité du présent. Ou les contradictions du réenchantement pentecôtiste à l’œuvre d’une Église pentecôtiste sud-africaine Peer review

Thibaut Dubarry | 22.02.2021

The purpose of this article is to explore the reenchantment of a church in a South African township. Effervescence of entertainment while crossing through worships appears as a new source of holiness. Present seems in that to substitute to the past as an authority able to legitimate the religious. That’s why this transcendence goes beyond the traditional antinomy between holiness and profane, inviting to rethink religion in modern times [...]

La Covid au prisme des minorités vulnérables Peer review

Enka BlanchardZacharie Boubli et Charlotte Lemaistre | 01.02.2021

The Covid-19 pandemic as a collective experience has brought certain minority experiences closer to the majority’s. The most obvious example have been the 2020 lockdowns, which has suddendly given able-bodied individuals the experience of the homeboundedness known to crips. Some other parallels constitute an unexpected positive impact of the pandemic, which has generally increased the level of solidarity in a common ordeal. Nevertheless, most pre-pandemic social vulnerabilities have perpetuated and even worsened. From proven correlations between one’s level of [...]

Tenir le rythme Composer avec la douleur, négocier sa chronicité. Peer review

Luna de Araujo | 15.01.2021

The medical and social recognition and treatments of persistent pain vary according to the diagnosed diseases and the social, economic and family situations in which the affected persons find themselves. Some repetitions and disruptions underlying and common to the experiences of the women who participated in this research nevertheless make it possible to understand the entanglement of the biological, material, practical and structural aspects that shape the chronicity of their pain. Through Flora Weill's story, her painful trajectory and [...]

The trace: a shared notion in interdisciplinary research on children’s mobility

Sonia ChardonnelSandrine DepeauThomas DevogeleBoris Mericskay et Jean-Paul Thibaud | 12.01.2021

Cet article s’inscrit dans le champ de recherche des pratiques de mobilités quotidiennes enfantines étudiées à travers des traces numériques issues de capteurs (géolocalisation, audiovisuels) et enrichies d’informations sémantiques et contextuelles. Nous montrons comment la trace constitue une notion partagée entre les différentes disciplines (géographie, informatique, psychologie environnementale, sociologie) engagées dans la recherche Mobi'kids qui vise à comprendre les conditions d’évolution des mobilités quotidiennes d’enfants. Nous proposons d’abord un cadre conceptuel autour de la trace pour définir de façon [...]

Covid cherche cospatialité Peer review

Modèles géographiques pour un événement hybride

Jacques Lévy et Sébastien Piantoni | 05.01.2021

In a pandemic, hybrid mechanisms emerge and the social world that results of them is not easy to decipher. It is all the truer in the case of the SARS-CoV-2, we still don’t know everything about. This paper tries to identify and analyse the geographies of urbanity of states. It questions the relationships between the multiple spatial layers that manufacture this troublesome co-spatiality. [...]

Penser (avec) la pandémie

Jacques Lévy | 18.12.2020

Cet article est proposé par le rhizome Chôros. Pour expliquer la dynamique de la pandémie du Sars-CoV-2 de 2020, de nombreux « facteurs » simples ont été proposés : l’âge ou des prédispositions génétiques des patients, la pollution… dont certains, d’autre moins, ont résisté à l’avalanche des informations et aux avancées de la recherche. D’autres, comme la température (le [...]

Effervescence et enchantement

Rachel Brahy et Catherine Bourgeois | 11.12.2020

This interview with Yves Winkin and Nathalie Zaccaï-Reyners focuses on notions of enchantment, imagination, games or effervescence. It questions both the complex links between spatialities, collective action and social interactions, but also explores deeper questions such as solicitude, happiness or ways of interpreting the meaning of life. From this interview emerge concrete perspectives and tools to analyze situations as varied as the tourist experience, ludic experience, public relations or the dynamics of intercomprehension or disillusionment. [...]

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Laurent Cailly et Nicolas Oppenchaim | 23.11.2020

L’affirmation de la mobilité comme norme, comme principe de gestion des distances, comme socle des modes de vie contemporains ou encore comme facteur de recomposition des territorialités, a fait du rapport des sociétés au mouvement un objet d’étude central et transversal de nombreuses disciplines de sciences humaines et sociales... [...]

« Rester chez soi » et habiter le Monde : un casse-tête chinois ? Peer review

Olivier Lazzarotti | 11.11.2020

The CoviD-19 pandemic reveals a singular moment in the World. A new type of inhabitant was invented, that of the confined inhabitants. What does it teach us about the contemporary world? How does it inform us about the importance and the stakes of human habitation? But in what way does it also specifically raise issues that go far beyond it? [...]

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Catherine Aventin | 30.10.2020

During three days and three nights a central car park is turned into a vegetable garden by a street theater company ( The Phun) The garden will disappear without warning as suuddenly as it appeared. This article proposes to explore how poetic fiction interacts with the daily use and perceptions of this place by the inhabitants. While the performers are busy growing, watering, picking plants and feeding farm animals the enchantment works and turns ordinary reality into extraordinary reality. [...]