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La ville intelligente ou la recherche de la main invisible des territoires. Peer review

Illustration avec la pandémie de la Covid-19.

Michel Carrard | 16.06.2021

Originating from the work of classical economists during the first industrial revolution, the concept of the invisible hand of the market as a utopia of spontaneous self-regulation of our societies seems to be revived with the concept of the smart city. Emanating from multinational firms, the smart city embodies this self-regulating utopia through digital technologies. In this article, we consider that the invisible hand constitutes an ideal type in the sense of Max Weber, allowing us to make comparisons [...]

Malthus en Afrique.

Christian Bouquet | 04.06.2021

John May and Jean-Pierre Guengant have been producing and exploiting the demographics of sub-Saharan Africa for more than 20 years. In this book, they synthesize the results of their investigations and research in the most neutral and objective way, without alarmism or denial. [...]

Ouvroir de science potentielle.

Prénoms propres, nom commun.

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 01.06.2021

Based on three people who have nothing in common but sharing the same surname, the text describes their possible links and formulates interpretative conclusions which put them into perspective. Beyond that, however, the main question of this ‘workroom-of potential-science’ experiment is whether it is possible to draw scientific conclusions from a corpus chosen on non-scientific criteria. [...]

De la société de consommation à la société marchande.

Romain Grandinetti | 25.05.2021

How did we become consumers ? Athony Galluzzo explores the conversion of Westerners to consumerism during the 19th and 20th centuries. In this transdisciplinary approach, he highlights the significant social mutations induced by this change in the relationship of men to materiality which results in the constitution of a merchant society. The author also points how the merchants enforce their power in this type of society. [...]

Au poil !

De bonnes raisons pour se faire des cheveux

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 30.04.2021

Human hairs are easy to lay out and are strongly mobilised in the social presentation of selves. They have their own language, including synonyms, homonyms, and oxymorons. For a long time, they acted as formidable markers of communal allegiance. They are gradually becoming resources for individuals’ body freedom. [...]

Great good third place?

Le coworking fait-il tiers-lieu ?

Pierre-Mathieu Le Bel | 12.04.2021

Geographer, researcher and trainer at CREFAD Auvergne as well as Associate researcher at the UMR Territoires of Clermont-Ferrand, he is specialized in social and cultural geography. He is currently interested in questions related to the construction of commons, access to land, food governance, participatory mechanisms, power relations between individuals and social groups as well as the spatial expression of these power relations, heritage, and food sovereignty. He mostly adopts a critical perspective as well as collaborative or action research [...]

Encore une fois, Bruce Begout casse l’ambiance…

Nacima Baron | 07.04.2021

Bruce Begout is a philosopher but also a novelist. Lecturer at the University of Bordeaux, member of the Sciences, Philosophie, Humanités Department (EA 4574), he has written several books on the exploration of urban worlds, everyday life and "common" places. He is also a specialist in Wittgenstein and Husserl. He carries out research on phenomenology, the philosophy of action, analytical philosophy, the philosophy of science, language and logic. [...]

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Qui métrise quoi ?

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 01.04.2021

The widespread use of GPS in route planners has opened the field to new relationships with mobility practices. It sometimes leads to mistakes, comical or tragic. This raises the question of our ability to integrate these new technologies without becoming "geographically challenged". This is not an abandonment of competence, but a temporary and agreed delegation of our own metrics. [...]

Les impacts des transformations urbaines sur les représentations sociales des habitants. Peer review

L’exemple du quartier de Teisseire rénové.

Karin Schaeffer et Paulette Duarte | 18.03.2021

This article aims to understand the impacts of urban transformations on the social representations of the inhabitants of so-called «sensitive» neighbourhoods. While the external image of some of these neighbourhoods is still pejorative, do the inhabitants of these neighbourhoods represent their housing and living conditions differently after renovation? How has the urban renewal of neighbourhoods affected the social representations of their inhabitants? What are the reasons behind these impacts? To answer these questions, the authors propose to compare the [...]

Des ignorants qui s’ignorent ?

Olivier Lazzarotti | 17.03.2021

By the originality of the theme and the approach, the work covering the period 1755-1900, is indeed that of Alain Corbin. Passing the discussions on the notion of ignorance, it opens up to both fundamental and contemporary questions on human interrelationships as well as the predictability of the world. [...]