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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 [...]

La subjectivation au cœur des mouvements sociaux contemporains.

Pleyers, Geoffrey et Brieg Capitaine (dirs.). 2016. Mouvements sociaux. Quand le sujet devient acteur. Paris : Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.

Gérard Martial Amougou | 26.01.2018

Subjectivization would be at the heart of contemporary social movements. Based on a critical and analytical reading of the book edited by Geoffrey Pleyers and Brieg Capitaine, this review revisits the theoretical issue of subjectivization in the apprehension of collective movements, while highlighting some of the challenges that emerge from its articulation with "global thinking". [...]

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 [...]

Contacts par homologie ?

La fabrique des affinités en situation touristique.

Tristan Loloum | 01.11.2017

The article deals with the long-term evolution of social relationships in tourism contexts. Based on the socio-historical study of a seaside resort in North-East Brazil and the interactions between pioneering tourism entrepreneurs and local inhabitants, we question the sociological reasons that drive people coming from very different social backgrounds to get along. The hypothesis of structural homologies tries to explain the implicit affinities between these groups. It refers to the relating correspondence of social positions and the crossings of [...]

Bonnes Feuilles de l’Intelligence spatiale.

Poncet, Patrick. 2017. Intelligence spatiale. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, coll. « Espace et Territoires ».

Patrick Poncet | 12.10.2017

Les objets formels qu’examine l’intelligence spatiale sont donc en priorité des espaces. Nous verrons qu’ils ont un pendant, les spatialités, tout aussi importantes et intéressantes, mais plus difficiles à saisir. C’est du reste du côté de l’étude des spatialités que se trouvent les plus grandes perspectives de progrès pour la géographie [...]

Pour une écologie politique de l’adaptation au changement climatique.

Rudolf, Florence. 2016 (dir.). Les villes à la croisée des stratégies globales et locales des enjeux climatiques. Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, coll. « Sociologie contemporaine ».

Nathalie Blanc | 11.10.2017

In the face of climate change and its impacts, societies have developed a series of operational tools and concepts that have allowed them to take account of the evolution of this issue. Beginning in 2010, resilience partially replaced the logic of risk and hazard, as well as the one of mitigation. The coordinators of the book try, in three parts, to understand how the issue of resilience really allows to take into account the realities of adaptation to climate [...]

La stratocratie, ou la tentative de guerre totale dans la pensée politique de Castoriadis.

Castoriadis, Cornelius. 2016. Guerre et théories de la guerre. Écrits politiques. 1945-1997, VI. Paris : Éditions du Sandre.

Christophe Premat | 28.09.2017

The publication of the political writings of Castoriadis on war enlightens the controversies of the early 1980s concerning the evolution of the Soviet regime. Castoriadis was criticised for the data used to propose the concept of stratocracy. However, these writings renew the thinking on political totalitarianism, by showing that war had at that time become a global project of society. The arms race did not respond to a circumstantial evolution, it was due to a project of society totally [...]