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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.

Ce dont on peut parler, il faut le dire. Peer review

Les mutations de l’espace politique et ses enjeux.

Jacques Lévy | 10.01.2020

The major shifts that affect every electoral maps of the West for some decades are crystal-clear and convergent. They make possible simple, formalized propositions. However, some works show a reluctance to embed these changes in these approaches, as our theories of space/politics interactions require significant reshuffles. These novel phenomena generate a disruption that a part of the academic world finds hard to assume. This justifies an overall epistemological reflection on how scientists can encompass novelty in their research practices. [...]

Sous le calque, la carte. Peer review

Denis Retaillé | 20.12.2019

The zenith view offered by the maps may have led to the oblivion of their sources : horizontal experiences of space through the practical and theoretical mastery of distance. This oblivion and the figurative object, received as a higher reality in the form of the trace, were instruments of power. But the profusion of sources that are now imposed by alternative channels calls into question the scientific exercise of cartography, forcing us to return to the horizontal dimension of [...]

Rythmes urbains et santé mentale. Peer review

Marc Winz | 28.11.2019

This essay proposes an exploratory reflection of the heuristic potential of the notion of rhythm, and more precisely that of urban rhythms – a reflection that allows us to examine the relationships between people diagnosed with schizophrenia and the urban environment. The article first proposes a short state of the art of the relationship between cities and psychosis. Then, a brief discussion of the definition and status of the notion of rhythm allows to propose the concept as a [...]

La communauté territorialisée No TAV de la basse vallée de Suse (Italie). Peer review

Marina Soubirou et Nicolas Buclet | 27.11.2019

This paper examines the nature of the relationships between the inhabitants of the lower Susa Valley. Beyond their geographical proximity, they seem to be linked by bonds of cooperation forged through nearly half a century of local struggles, and they share a collective aspiration for strong sustainability. Because of these observations, we propose the notion of territorialized community, as the notions of territory and proximities are not sufficiently specific to describe the links uniting the Low-Valsusans and their space. [...]

Du travail de l’histoire à la professionnalisation de la raison.

Anheim, Étienne. 2018. Le travail de l’histoire. Paris : Éditions de la Sorbonne, coll. « Itinéraires ».

Hugo Steinmetz | 15.11.2019

Etienne Anheim’s book is the published version of the synthesis thesis constituting his authorization to direct research, supported in 2015. By questioning the historian’s profession in the continuity of Marc Bloch’s work, the author skilfully raises the question of the professional practice of history, the conditions of its teaching and its influence beyond the spheres of research. [...]

La relation artiste-spectateur face et avec la nudité : une transgression « entre ». Peer review

Pauline Boivineau | 24.10.2019

Interpersonal relationships and intersubjectivity between artists and spectators are an impalpable space, key to the relational artistic plan, which invites us to extend the reflections of N. Bourriaud on what he calls the relational aesthetic. The base of our study is the participant observation of Dévêtu(e), a creation of the Thé à la Rue company, which allowed us to question the hapticity of art and the positionnality of the researcher, so that we can grasp the mobility of the [...]

Du grand magasin au « grand » site touristique ou le paradigme des Galeries Lafayette Haussmann (Paris). Peer review

Vincent Coëffé et Jean-René Morice | 17.10.2019

Tourism, an urban phenomenon, invests a great diversity of places whose function is not a priori dedicated to this phenomenon. These include department stores, which are regularly absent from official statistics associated with "tourist sites". This article proposes to point out this "oversight" while showing the touristification of certain department stores, whose paradigm would be Les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. Although the place is absent from the institutional rankings related to tourist flows in the sense that it is first [...]

Une genèse politique de l’antéprédicatif ? Retour sur voile d’ignorance de John Rawls. Peer review

Philippe Rozin | 10.10.2019

In this paper we propose to examine the idea of the veil of ignorance developed in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice. Rawls has shown a particular interest in the notion of denial of interest, or social unconsciousness, largely at the base of the veil of ignorance. While the veil of ignorance tends to eliminate sources of disagreement reflecting self-interest, the extension of justice in the social development of individuals in time is far from being completely elucidated. We discuss [...]

Connaissances, attachements et écologies de l’enquête dans la rénovation urbaine. Peer review

Bianca Botea | 03.10.2019

This article is based on an anthropological fieldwork carried out in the urban renewal context of the La Duchère district in Lyon. It attempts to analyse the processes of knowledge and other results of this research by placing them into the environments from which they emerged and into the familiarity and attachment relationships established within them. Considering knowledge experiences is an opportunity to look at the nature of scientific work in the context of urban renewal and to examine [...]

Quand la biogéographie métagénomique reconfigure les spatialités. Peer review

Sonia Dheur et Sven Saupe | 27.09.2019

Metagenomics, also termed environmental genomics, is a recently developed technique aiming at the global characterization of the ensemble of DNAs present at a given site. As such, it gradually establishes itself as a novel form of spatial metrology and as a quantitative and qualitative measure of the DNA content of a portion of space (taken in turn as an indicator of the community of human and non-human life forms present at the sampled site). It is currently being applied [...]