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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.

Study inequalities in cycling mobility opportunities.

David Sayagh | 01.05.2020

Based on a doctoral thesis, this article aims to explore how to capture and report on the differentiated socializations that lead to inequalities in cycling mobility opportunities. This ambition has led to special methodological precautions (against the bias linked to social distance, memory failures, conscious omissions, the "sex of the survey", etc.) and to develop an analysis tool whose main advantage is its heuristic ability to reveal gendered dispositions underlying the strengthening of unequal opportunities. Finally, the approach justifies the [...]

S’initier au merveilleux.

Contribution à une socio-anthropologie de l’enchantement à partir de l’étude comparée du « Gamarada » et de la « Communication animale intuitive ».

Robin Susswein et Edgar Tasia | 07.04.2020

Some emotionally intense “wonderful” experiences, which are particularly difficult to qualify by those who experience them, have been studied by sociology and anthropology as “enchantment experiences”. How to qualify this type of experiences? What circumstances can contribute to their emergence? Based on the ethnographic study of two initiatory practices (the “Gamarada” and the “Animal Intuitive Communication”), the authors underline the benefits and the limits of the heuristic model of the "technology of enchantment" built by Halloy and Servais. This [...]

Les dimensions sociales et spatiales du coworking : un état de l’art

Aurore Flipo et Patricia Lejoux | 03.04.2020

Born in 2005 in San Francisco and spread in Europe in the 2010s, the coworking spaces (CS) have progressively appeared as symbols of the new lifestyles and work processes derived from the digital revolution. This « new economy » has generated both forms of liberation from the spatial and temporal constraints, and new needs of co-presence and social interactions. CS have thus appeared as a potential answer to some of the social and spatial contemporary issues. While coworking as [...]

Crip spatialities and temporalities I : discreet crips in a discrete world

Enka Blanchard | 27.03.2020

This article explores the relationships that disabled people have with the space surrounding them. Extending Jacques Lévy’s work on various non-Euclidean spatialities, we study the discontinuous and discrete nature of space as inhabited by disabled people, with a focus on people with physical impairments. We start at a local scale, with perceptions of one’s body, of one’s environment, and the algorithmic nature of conscious movement. Lack of autonomy, often a consequence of society’s (lack of) accessibility, creates an experience [...]

Spatial Justice

Jean-Nicolas Fauchille | 20.03.2020

Une société juste. La réunion des termes justice et espace ne va pas de soi. En effet, les théories de la justice a-spatiales étaient considérées jusqu’à présent comme les seules auxquelles on avait recours pour répondre à la question : qu’est-ce qu’une société juste ? Savoir ce qu’est un espace juste ne faisait pour ainsi dire pas [...]

Le maker, construction d’une figure politique de l’innovation en Chine urbaine. Peer review

Clément Renaud et Florence Graezer Bideau | 28.02.2020

The present article relates how the figure of the « maker» has become an important figure in China’s recent industrial and urban policies. As Chinese cities are transitioning from a labor-intensive industry (Made in China) to an innovation-centered service economy (Created in China), the country is facing an urgent need for political leadership renewal. The « maker movement » has grown internationally to create new models for businesses and organisations using digital fabrication technologies, with the promise of bringing [...]

Kairos, Kronos : les sciences sociales au(x) temps du développement personnel.

Mélanie Le Guen | 21.02.2020

The actors, tools, discourses, practices related to the field of self-development have thrived since the early twenties in the United States and in Europe, as a response to societies’ will to live better lives. Time, especially as far as the many possible temporalities are concerned, is one of the main themes of self-development. Thus, Kairos and Kronos materialize the idea that contemporary Western societies live in relation to two temporal regimes – one being chronological, and the other kairetical. [...]

Les rythmes de la production urbaine au prisme de l’accélération sociale. Peer review

Sandra Mallet | 07.02.2020

The idea of an advanced social acceleration dominates in contemporary SHS writings. However, the links between this acceleration and the modalities of urban space production are still poorly explored. This article is based on the assumption that the acceleration of societies is linked to several aspects of urban production. Two elements are developed in this text. On the one hand, the evolution of social rhythms leads the actors of the urban fabric to consider the question of urban rhythms. [...]

La justice spatiale prend place. Peer review

Jacques LévyAna Póvoas et Jean-Nicolas Fauchille | 23.01.2020

The book Théorie de la justice spatiale (2018) was published shortly before the outbreak of the political action of the Yellow Vests. The importance of the connections between space and justice in the public debate that followed shows that the spatial dimension of social life is now perceived in France as a component which cannot be reduced to others, more classic, like the economic and political dimensions. The concepts useful to think such a dimension, that the book advances, [...]

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. [...]