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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.

Une esquisse sociohistorique de la lente émergence du citoyen-souverain au Cameroun. Peer review

Gérard Martial Amougou | 19.04.2018

This article explores, from a sociohistorical and sociobiographical standpoint, the conditions of emergence of the sovereign-citizen in Cameroon. Prior to the structuring of a dynamic society, self-determination is rooted in individual subjectivity, while informing processes of social transformation, beyond the sociohistorical vicissitudes. The aim is to sketch a theory of the sovereign-citizen, starting from the logic of actions likely to inform the new issues of production of the contemporary. [...]

L’environnementalisme ordinaire. Transformer l’espace public métropolitain à bas bruit ? Peer review

Nathalie Blanc et Flaminia Paddeu | 05.04.2018

We wish here to make visible an environmentalism that we call ordinary, which characterizes the many, but discrete ways in which the inhabitants invest daily and collectively for the local environment, often their place of life, especially in urban and peri-urban areas. These civil society actors, including inhabitants engaged in collective approaches (associations, collectives, informal groups, coalitions, networks, etc.), act from multiple perspectives, diverse systems of actions and values brought together by a common denominator, the project of taking [...]

Société mobile : vers une politique des mobilités ? Une exploration autour de cinq enjeux. Peer review

Eric Le Breton | 16.03.2018

Mobility issues are today discussed by economists, politicians, various institutions as well as lobbies, and are raising now some societal questions. They are not only technical concerns, but also political and axiological debates, which are now coming together. We explore five controversies : outskirts accessibility, generic mobility, the control of mobile work, the right to retreat from the flow and democracy based on multiple memberships. A new kind of policy is then appearing, where mobilities are no longer a subject, [...]

L’imaginaire de la Louisiane dans True Detective. Peer review

Une réinvention du Southern Gothic.

Alfonso Pinto | 22.02.2018

This paper is a geographical essay on the construction of visual and narratical identities of space. The analysis will be focused on the role of the TV drama True Detective (HBO, 2014) in the definition of the imaginary of Louisiana, and especially on the relationship between this drama and the fictions of the Southern Gothic genre. At first we will try to define the role of the landscape in these fictions, comparing them with the imaginary of swamps and [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]