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Traversals

A Traverse gathers related articles addressing various debate topics.

Recherches interdisciplinaires. Peer review

Anne-Claire CollierLaura Péaud et Claire Vincent-Mory | 15.02.2018

L’injonction contemporaine à l’interdisciplinarité se révèle paradoxale. Elle s’accompagne, dans la pratique, de nombreuses difficultés théoriques et pratiques, comme l’ont montré, par exemple, Nicole Mathieu et Anne-Françoise Schmid à partir de la question de la modélisation (Mathieu et Schmid 2014). Ce constat liminaire a conduit à l’organisation d’une journée d’études sur les « Pratiques du pluridisciplinaire », le 12 juin 2015, à l'Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense, avec le soutien du laboratoire Sophiapol. L’objectif était de mettre en lumière les enjeux [...]

Pratiquer l’interdisciplinarité : pourquoi persister ? Peer review

Nicole Mathieu | 07.02.2018

In charge of the conclusion of a seminar devoted to the evaluation of the multidisciplinary practices of young researchers with various disciplinary trainings, the author drives the reader of this paper into a confrontation of the postures and experiences of these "newbies" with her own, built in its long time of experience in interdisciplinarity. By identifying first the points of convergence – to get out of disciplinary rigidity and invent an assembling method –, she then detects those that deviate from [...]

De la justice sociale à la justice spatiale. Peer review

Un itinéraire interdisciplinaire pour penser les inégalités.

Karine Ginisty | 01.02.2018

This paper discusses the construction of an interdisciplinary thesis on urban inequalities and spatial justice in Maputo. The author observes her incapability to use a theoretical framework of social justice to study two development projects in Maputo, the capital-city of Mozambique. In this city, experiences of justice and injustice seem to be reduced to silence, in the context of a lack of a public space, according to Habermas’s approach. Thus, the author developed an empirical and interdisciplinary take on [...]

Foucault va à l’église. Peer review

Repenser l’efficacité rituelle et la subjectivation par le croisement disciplinaire.

Daphné Le Roux | 21.12.2017

If only civil weddings legally create the union between a husband and his wife, and if Catholic weddings are nothing but optional, how can we account for the ritual effectiveness of the latter ? How to think the effects actions have on the fiancés who perform them ? This article aims to highlight how an interdisciplinary approach can help us face these questions. On the one hand, using philosophical concepts – namely, here, subjectivation – allows us to understand [...]

Post-Car World.

A Synthesis.

PostCarWorld | 21.12.2017

This synthesis presents the mains conclusions of the PostCarWorld project. First of all, it describes the ambiguous situation of the car throughout the World today : continuation of growth and diffusion in emerging economies but, simultaneously, “unhipisation” of the car-culture in developed countries. Now, a fundamental aspect of the “car-society” is its object-driven character focused on the vehicle, generating around it its own material and immaterial environments. In contrast, the text defines what could be a beyond-car mobility society. [...]

L’interdisciplinarité : doit-elle choisir entre produire un savoir et cultiver une pratique ? Peer review

Barthélemy Durrive et Julie Noack | 23.11.2017

This paper offers a comparative analysis of two interdisciplinary projects built on the same principle. The first experience lasted four years (from 2009 to 2013), the second started a year ago (January 2015). The comparison we propose focuses on the methodological difficulties we encountered in each project specifically, and the aim is to describe how they have been responded to. More precisely : the challenge we would like to emphasize in multidisciplinary research regards the constitution of a positive yet [...]

La pratique pluridisciplinaire : un espace commun stratifié. Peer review

Théophile Lavault | 15.11.2017

The methodological crossovers within the construction process of a research subject must first question the way in which they influence the identity of subject itself; in other words the deeper relationship between a field of study and its subjects ; by the following question : which one, the field of study or the subject, influences the identity of the other ? The link between a subject and a field of study, or more precisely between a subject and a [...]

Les vrais enjeux de la voiture autonome.

Vincent Kaufmann | 18.10.2017

Il n’est plus possible d’ouvrir un journal sans que l’on n’y parle de l’avènement très prochain de la voiture autonome ! Le monde occidental semble pris par une forme de frénésie, qui s’apparente à de l’enthousiasme technologique. Google exhibe son modèle, qui roule d’ores et déjà en Californie. Les constructeurs automobiles fournissent des modèles qu’ils disent être en mesure de commercialiser dans cinq ans, pour les plus en avance [...]

Effets de terrain. Peer review

Anne Doquet et Joëlle Le Marec | 14.09.2017

What kind of knowledge do we produce in the social sciences ? The problem is constantly discussed, mostly from a review of the literature (after all stages of academic refining) more than by sharing what is learned from the survey. However, it can be reconsidered not as a technical stage of collection, but as an open process that begins well before and continues well after the phase described in theses and articles as the space-time reserved for the study area. [...]

L’internationalisme du 19e siècle : un exemple interdisciplinaire de global studies. Peer review

Axel Barenboim | 03.08.2017

The transnational turn has renewed both the history of anarchism and the sociology of social movements. The purpose of this article is, by considering the international anarchist congress of London (1881), to evoke new possibilities for the junction of sociological analysis and historical research. This interdisciplinary approach is not meant to be a mere dialogue between well-divided fields using specific methods, but to embrace a larger field of global studies. This perspective, open to all the social sciences, will [...]