modernity

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La lutte pour l’instauration de nouvelles normes corporelles. Peer review

Le cas des mouvements naturistes en France (du 19e siècle aux années 30).

Sylvain Villaret | 15.08.2019

Naturism is based on the practice of collective nudity. That’s why it has long appeared to be part of a deviance, of an abnormality. In the 19th century, as in the beginning of the 20th century, the pioneers of naturism are aware of transgressing social norms, with the judicial risks involved. From these remarks, we will examine, from an historical perspective, the factors that determined the emergence of these bodily practices deemed deviant, but also their diffusion and their [...]

Chronotopies ou temps unique ?

Rancière, Jacques. 2018. Les temps modernes. Art, temps, politiques. Paris : La Fabrique.

Nathalie Blanc | 27.06.2019

The book repeats four lectures, given in several countries of former Yugoslavia, as well as in the United States, between 2014 and 2015, which allowed the author to rethink time as a (class) conflict in the distribution of life forms. The first lecture, or essay, entitled Time, Narrative, and Politics, questions the narratives of time and the politics of their formulation. The author opposes to the great narratives constructed by Marx and his heirs, a messianic time of which [...]

L’opuscule et le progrès.

Bouveresse, Jacques. 2017. Le mythe moderne du progrès, décortiqué et démonté par le philosophe Jacques Bouveresse à partir des critiques de Karl Kraus, Robert Musil, George Orwell, Ludwig Wittgenstein et de Georg Henrik von Wright. Marseille : Agone, coll. « Cent mille signes ».

Hervé Regnauld | 23.08.2017

What is progress about ? In a short and convincing essay, Bouveresse demonstrates that progress, in science, adds some knowledge to the preexisting theories, but adds many more questions about new problems. So progress is not an acccumulation, but a questioning. [...]

Paul Claval fait confiance à l’Occident.

Claval, Paul. 2016. L’aventure occidentale. Modernité et globalisation. Paris : Éditions Sciences Humaines.

Christian Bouquet | 11.05.2017

Paul Claval continues to put in perspective the way the world is going, with his own insights and readings. In this book, he alludes to the end of the modernist utopia impacted by the globalization process, while outlining the universalist ambition of these two movements. However, he is worried by the current imbalance experienced by the planet and its inhabitants, under the influence of a triple transition : demographic, environmental and digital technology. His point of view may be [...]