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What’s new ?

La lutte pour l’instauration de nouvelles normes corporelles. Peer review

Le cas des mouvements naturistes en France (du 19e siècle aux années 30).

Sylvain Villaret | 15.08.2019

Naturism is based on the practice of collective nudity. That’s why it has long appeared to be part of a deviance, of an abnormality. In the 19th century, as in the beginning of the 20th century, the pioneers of naturism are aware of transgressing social norms, with the judicial risks involved. From these remarks, we will examine, from an historical perspective, the factors that determined the emergence of these bodily practices deemed deviant, but also their diffusion and their [...]

Revisiter le renouvellement urbain et sa fabrique temporelle. Peer review

Un nouvel espace de connaissance de la rénovation de l’habitat social ?

Sophie Némoz | 09.08.2019

The paper questions the everyday life of an urban area whose renewal is part of a project to achieve a « sustainable habitat ». This empirical research has a double purpose. On the one hand, it is a matter of restoring the worlds experienced by the inhabitants and professionals as the lifetime of the so-called and qualified housing. On the other hand, we aim to open up the debate on what the researcher produces through the repeated presence on [...]

Self-Recognition in Data Visualization. Peer review

How Individuals See Themselves in Visual Representations.

Dario Rodighiero et Loup Cellard | 08.08.2019

This article explores how readers recognize their personal identities represented through data visualizations. The recognition is investigated starting from three definitions captured by the philosopher Paul Ricœur : the identification with the visualization, the recognition of someone in the visualization, and the mutual recognition that happens between readers. Whereas these notions were initially applied to study the role of the book reader, two further concepts complete the shift to data visualization : the digital identity stays for the present-day [...]

Gigantomachie autour de l’universel.

La pensée occidentale à l’épreuve de la critique décoloniale.

François Warin | 01.08.2019

En quête d’Afrique(s). The difference highlighted by the alternative naming of the African continent as "Africa" or "Africas" – singular or plural – announces the depth of the dispute between our two authors : the philosopher and the anthropologist, the Black and the White, the African and the « Jew »… and sheds light on the extent to which universalism needs to be reinvented. In a sort of a gigantomachy around the matter of universalism, SBD and JLA dialogue [...]

Entre capacité de nuisance et facultés de réinvention du monde.

Badie, Bertrand. Quand le Sud réinvente le monde. Essai sur la puissance de la faiblesse. Paris : La Découverte.

Gérard Martial Amougou | 26.07.2019

A major factor in the current turbulence of global society, the power of weakness would undermine the realistic reading of international relations. The failure of the Westphalian model would give way to the emergence of new forms of self-assertion and conflictualism by the South. However, it seems that the reinvention of the international system advocated by Badie still requires a closer contextualization of the South, in order to better support the notion of the power of weakness. [...]

Produire les communs à travers l’histoire.

Graber, Frédéric et Fabien Locher. 2018. Posséder la nature. Environnement et propriété dans l’histoire. Paris : Éditions Amsterdam.

Pierre-Mathieu Le Bel | 11.07.2019

The environmental and societal problems that humanity faces seem to emphasize always more emphatically the contradictory character of property as an act of exclusion and domination, if one is to respond to challenges of equity and mutual aid. On the contrary, it is important to try to make property coherent with a spirit of cohabitation. Posséder la nature adopts this aim. It offers a selection of articles or chapters unpublished in French, chosen on the basis of their stance [...]

À quoi bon contester les nouvelles technologies ?

Baqué, Philippe. 2017. Homme augmenté, humanité diminuée : d’Alzheimer au transhumanisme, la science au service d’une idéologie hégémonique et mercantile. Marseille : Agone, et Jarrige, François. 2016. Technocritiques : du refus des machines à la contestation des technosciences. Paris : La Découverte.

Libero Zuppiroli | 05.07.2019

Our century is said to be the century of technological innovation. However, many publications contest the benefits of technology ! Has this contestation any significant impact in such a context ? What purpose does it serve ? Francois Jarigge’s book is an attempt to respond to this question by examining the history of technical discourse, and Philippe Baqué’s book by analysing the promises of « perfect health ». The critiques of technology take much time to produce an impact, [...]

Chronotopies ou temps unique ?

Rancière, Jacques. 2018. Les temps modernes. Art, temps, politiques. Paris : La Fabrique.

Nathalie Blanc | 27.06.2019

The book repeats four lectures, given in several countries of former Yugoslavia, as well as in the United States, between 2014 and 2015, which allowed the author to rethink time as a (class) conflict in the distribution of life forms. The first lecture, or essay, entitled Time, Narrative, and Politics, questions the narratives of time and the politics of their formulation. The author opposes to the great narratives constructed by Marx and his heirs, a messianic time of which [...]

Les pratiques touristiques : transgression normalisée ou norme transgressive ? Peer review

Lauriane Létocart | 27.06.2019

By examining the Baltic coastline of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a culturally and spatially highly standardized tourist area, this paper aims at analysing the relationship between norms and tourism practices. Spatial planning, like boundaries between nudist and non-nudist beaches, or those tolerating pets, demonstrates the public stakeholders’ intention to regulate tourism practices, which therefore proves the political dimension of norm. If German tourists are aware of these spatial norms, the latter appear more formal than efficient. Indeed, tourism practices tend to [...]

Les gentrifieurs à l’assaut du périurbain. Peer review

Hervé Marchal et Jean-Marc Stébé | 19.06.2019

The article proposes to analyze the new forms that gentrification takes in periurban territories of contemporary France. Our intention is to look beyond the city centers and suburbs in order to report the new forms of gentrification and thus to bring new elements to research, by articulating the notions of gentrification and peri-urbanization. Based on a study carried out during the 2016-2018 period in the urban area of Nancy, we will specify the sociological outlines of the gentrification of [...]