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Works

The Works heading gathers theoretical or methodological research papers that contribute to epistemological thinking in the social sciences and other fields of knowledge.

Foucault va à l’église.

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. [...]

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 [...]

Prétopologie et espaces habités. Peer review

Serge Thibault | 06.09.2017

This text presents the contribution of mathematical pretopology to the understanding of the morphology of inhabited spaces, although it can be applied to any type of space. The use of pretopology explains the relative, and not absolute, character of topological dimensions of inhabited spaces, such as interior, exterior, edge, etc. These dimensions are defined using an exploration of space, based on a process of extension which associates to any part a bigger part including it. A change of process [...]

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 [...]

Pour une approche pluridisciplinaire du langage. Peer review

Le cas du whitisage chez des migrants camerounais à Paris.

Suzie Telep | 27.07.2017

This article aims to show the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of language in its social context, from the analysis of the practice of whitisage among francophone Cameroonian immigrants in Paris. This practice consists in "talking like a white person", by imitating the standard pronunciation of the interlocutor. After defining language as a social practice inseparable from the others, I argue, through the analysis of the actors' discourses on their own language practices, that a multidisciplinary [...]

Alfred Métraux, ethnologue à l’UNESCO (1947-1963). Peer review

Chloé Maurel | 28.06.2017

Alfred Métraux, Swiss-American ethnologist, worked for UNESCO from 1947 until his death in 1963. This article analyzes three UNESCO programs in which he was deeply involved : the « fundamental education » project in Marbial Valley (Haïti), at the end of the forties, aiming at educating Haitian peasants ; the program on the « race question » in the fifties, aiming at fighting racism, and the « andin program », also in the fifites, aiming at helping Latin American [...]

Évolutions des parcours migratoires et résidentiels des habitants de Bogotá (1993-2009). Peer review

Guillaume Le Roux | 01.06.2017

At the end of the last century, Bogotá, like many other large Latin American cities, saw its population dynamics change as the country progressed in the demographic transition and the urban transition : its growth depended more on the natural growth of the population and the origin and distance of migrations to the capital evolved. This article shows how this new « stage of populating » - a concept whose interest in analysing urban change will be demonstrated - [...]

MSFS

Nathalie Ortar et Patricia Lejoux | 05.04.2017

Le changement se cristallise, selon Robert Castel, autour de « ce que l’on pourrait appeler des configurations problématiques, c’est-à-dire des nœuds de questions sur lesquels se cristallisent la plupart des tensions, des conflits et des enjeux qui affectent les membres d’une société. Elles sont problématiques parce qu’elles [...]