illustration : Works


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

Tenir le rythme Composer avec la douleur, négocier sa chronicité.

Luna de Araujo | 15.01.2021

The medical and social recognition and treatments of persistent pain vary according to the diagnosed diseases and the social, economic and family situations in which the affected persons find themselves. Some repetitions and disruptions underlying and common to the experiences of the women who participated in this research nevertheless make it possible to understand the entanglement of the biological, material, practical and structural aspects that shape the chronicity of their pain. Through Flora Weill's story, her painful trajectory and [...]

Covid cherche cospatialité

Modèles géographiques pour un événement hybride

Jacques Lévy et Sébastien Piantoni | 05.01.2021

In a pandemic, hybrid mechanisms emerge and the social world that results of them is not easy to decipher. It is all the truer in the case of the SARS-CoV-2, we still don’t know everything about. This paper tries to identify and analyse the geographies of urbanity of states. It questions the relationships between the multiple spatial layers that manufacture this troublesome co-spatiality. [...]

Effervescence et enchantement

Rachel Brahy et Catherine Bourgeois | 11.12.2020

This interview with Yves Winkin and Nathalie Zaccaï-Reyners focuses on notions of enchantment, imagination, games or effervescence. It questions both the complex links between spatialities, collective action and social interactions, but also explores deeper questions such as solicitude, happiness or ways of interpreting the meaning of life. From this interview emerge concrete perspectives and tools to analyze situations as varied as the tourist experience, ludic experience, public relations or the dynamics of intercomprehension or disillusionment. [...]

Topologies politiques. Peer review

Espace politique et dynamique sociale après l’élection présidentielle américaine de 2020.

Jacques LévySébastien PiantoniAna PóvoasEurielle RenaudJustine Richelle et Guillaume Schmitt | 09.12.2020

How the American Presidential election map can be read ? The contrasted distribution of the votes which follows the urbanity gradients prompts first to compare 2020 and 2016 elections. Beyond this, these geographical arrangements suggest interpretative elaborations about the overall dynamic of the US society. The hypothesis of a low-interaction cospatiality between two ways of manufacturing social worlds emerges. One of them is based on stock-capital and on the quest for stability in communal allegiances, the second one pertains [...]


Laurent Cailly et Nicolas Oppenchaim | 23.11.2020

L’affirmation de la mobilité comme norme, comme principe de gestion des distances, comme socle des modes de vie contemporains ou encore comme facteur de recomposition des territorialités, a fait du rapport des sociétés au mouvement un objet d’étude central et transversal de nombreuses disciplines de sciences humaines et sociales... [...]

« Le spirituel » dans les sciences humaines et sociales Peer review

Louisa Even | 16.11.2020

Le sens que nous réservons à spirituel et dans lequel s’inscrit notre réflexion, est très large : « Le mot spiritualitas que l’on rencontre parfois dans les textes philosophiques à partir du 12ème siècle n’a pas de contenu spécifiquement religieux : il désigne la qualité de ce qui est spirituel, c’est-à-dire indépendant de la matière. En fait, la [...]

« Rester chez soi » et habiter le Monde : un casse-tête chinois ? Peer review

Olivier Lazzarotti | 11.11.2020

The CoviD-19 pandemic reveals a singular moment in the World. A new type of inhabitant was invented, that of the confined inhabitants. What does it teach us about the contemporary world? How does it inform us about the importance and the stakes of human habitation? But in what way does it also specifically raise issues that go far beyond it? [...]

Peer review

Catherine Aventin | 30.10.2020

During three days and three nights a central car park is turned into a vegetable garden by a street theater company ( The Phun) The garden will disappear without warning as suuddenly as it appeared. This article proposes to explore how poetic fiction interacts with the daily use and perceptions of this place by the inhabitants. While the performers are busy growing, watering, picking plants and feeding farm animals the enchantment works and turns ordinary reality into extraordinary reality. [...]

MSFS2 Peer review

La cyclabilité au cœur de la réflexion sur les pratiques cyclistes

Matthieu AdamNathalie OrtarLuc MerchezGeorges-Henry Laffont et Hervé Rivano | 26.10.2020

Bikeability refers to the capacity of spaces to accommodate, facilitate and secure cycling practices. GIS-based, its evaluation, is built on indicators which are based on projections of what is increasing/decreasing the ability to cycle in a given place. However, the confrontation of these evaluations with the experience of cyclists remains to be built and is the goal of the Véléval project. The survey combines three methodological tools: the measurement of trips thanks to GPS tracks, the analysis of video [...]

Effervescence et enchantement

Rachel BrahyCatherine Bourgeois et Nathalie Zaccaï-Reyners | 16.10.2020

Que permettent d’appréhender et de penser aujourd’hui les notions classiques d’effervescence et d’enchantement dans le champ des sciences humaines et sociales ? Quels types de problématiques sont-elles susceptibles d’éclairer de nos jours ? Leur héritage ouvre-t-il à de nouveaux usages, à de nouvelles compréhensions ? Comment sont-elles bousculées, redessinées, et reliées à d’autres ressources ? C’est à ces [...]