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Marlène Bouvet, Florent Chossière, Marine Duc, Estelle Fisson, Nonna Mayer
The social construction of differences
Lexique de la construction sociale des différences
A lexicon of categorizations
Sociétés, Espaces, Temps
Groups and individuals often dislike being "placed into a box". But how to approach these processes with the tools of contemporary social sciences? This lexicon proposes a toolbox of categorization processes in 48 shows the way researchers in social sciences and humanities make use of these concepts, with current illustrations of them.

Jacques-Louis Lantoine, Camille Chevalier
La servitude volontaire
Voluntary Servitude
Postérité, réappropriations et perspectives critiques
Posterity, Reappropriations and Critical Perspectives
La croisée des chemins
The formula « voluntary servitude » is mobilized without being necessarily referred to La Boétie's Discourse. The paradoxical and enigmatic aspect of the expression seduces. This book provides a critical analysis of it and proposes avatars that are more suitable to explain the phenomenon it indicates.

Marion Demonteil
Inspecter la culture
Inspecting Culture
Une sociologie de l'écriture administrative
Sociology of Administrative Writing
Gouvernement en question(s)
Centering its analysis on the inspection report, this book vividly illustrates the how inspectorates have become independent institutions. By looking at those who are responsible for writing, commissioning, and receiving these reports, the book sheds light not only on the writing practices but also on the intricate dynamics surrounding them.

Maxime Boidy, Marie Fabre, Alice Leroy
Laboratoire italien. Politique et société, n°31/2023
Gênes 2001. Histoires, mémoires et futurs d'un événement politique
Genoa 2001. Narratives, memories and perspectives of a political event
The twelve contributions in this Laboratoire italien issue examine the record of the Genoa G8 counter-summit in July 2001, twenty years after its ferocious repression by the Italian police, by cross-referencing perspectives from social sciences, literary studies, oral narrative, film studies and visual studies.

Valérie Bonnet, Emmanuel Marty, Cécile Robert
Mots. Les langages du politique, n°134/2024
Mécaniques de la dépolitisation
Mechanics of depoliticisation
This issue sets out to explore the various discursive mechanisms of depoliticisation, including the disqualification of a political approach to the issues and subjects at stake, the narrowing of the space for democratic debate, and the invisibilisation of politics through the gradual imposition of supposedly apolitical rationalities.

Marina Rotolo, Maria Gravari-Barbas
Labellisation et fabrique urbaine
Labelling and the Urban Fabric
Matera, Capitale européenne de la culture
Matera, European Capital of Culture
Sociétés, Espaces, Temps
The book analyses the urban and territorial transformations of the city of Matera following its designation as a heritage and cultural site. Matera has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, and has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2019.

Philippe Chevallier
Michel Foucault et le christianisme
Michel Foucault and Christianity
Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée
La croisée des chemins
What traces has Christianity left in our lives? This question runs through Foucault's work, from research on modern confession to that on Antiquity. This book offers the first synthesis of it. Far from the usual ascetic image, Foucault makes Christianity a fragile relationship with the truth.

Nuria Aranda Garcia, Almuneda Izquierdo Andreu
Atalaya, n°23/2023
Femmes et cour entre le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance : nouvelles perspectives de recherche (SEMYR)
Women and Court between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: new lines of research (SEMYR)
This volume focuses on the literary role of women at court between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It offers a broad overview of female characters, especially in books of chivalry, as well as their importance in convent literature and as dedicatees of texts.

François Alfandari, Anaïs Bonanno, Lina Cárdenas, Saphia Doumenc, Willy Gibard, Lucas Winiarski
Enquêter sur les relations professionnelles
Investigating Industrial Relations
Méthodes, outils et pratiques
Methods, Tools, and Practices
Sociétés, Espaces, Temps
In a context of transformation of social relations at work, how can we investigate industrial relations? Based on original contributions by young social science researchers, this collective book offers methodological guidelines to researchers and students interested in this field of study.

Martina Avanza, Sarah Mazouz, Romain Pudal
Ethnographie(s) politique(s)
Political Ethnography
Méthodes, objets et terrains
Methodology, Topics, Fieldworks
Sociétés, Espaces, Temps
The book addresses political ethnography in the French context. It brings together the work of scholars who have helped to shape the "ethnographical turn" in French political science. Its main contribution is to show how ethnographic methods renew the study of central and classical topics in political science.

Francisco Bautista, Mario Cossio Olavide
Cahiers d'études hispaniques médiévales, n°46/2023
Sous le signe d'Alphonse X : contextes et lectures de don Juan Manuel
Under the sign of Alfonso X: contexts and readings of Don Juan Manuel

Manuel Bächtold, Magali Fuchs-Gallezot
RDST, n°28/2023
Esprit critique et enseignement des sciences et des technologies
Critical thinking and science and technology education
In a context of strong institutional pressure to practise and develop critical thinking in the teaching of science and technology, the RDST editorial board felt it appropriate to examine research in the field of science and technology education on this subject.

Julien Rodriguez, Jean-Arnault Dérens, Benoît Goffin
Vienne, Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Novi Pazar, Cetinje, Tirana, Mostar, Bihać
Odyssée, villes-portraits

Viviane Isambert-Jamati, Roger Establet
Crises de la société, crises de l'enseignement
Society crises, Teaching crises
Sociologie de l'enseignement secondaire français
Sociology of French secondary education
Bibliothèque idéale des sciences sociales

Michaël Pouteyo, Michel Chauvière
Fernand Deligny, enfant et institution
Fernand Deligny, child and institution
Pour une histoire de l'enfance en marge
A history of childhood on the margins
La croisée des chemins
While the 19th century put children in school, the first half of the 20th focused on those who didn't go. By examining the trajectory and work of Fernand Deligny (1913-1996), schoolteacher, educator and writer, this book aims to redraw this history. this philosophical investigation aims to better situate Deligny's place.

Jacques Henriot, Gilles Brougère, Bernard Perron
Sous couleur de jouer
La métaphore ludique
Playful metaphor
Bibliothèque idéale des sciences sociales
Published in 1989, Sous couleur de jouer has become a classic of French-language literature on play and games. Its approach is as much about reflecting on the idea of play as it is about criticizing thoughts that are too quick to grasp what lies at the heart of the phenomenon, that is a lusory attitude.

Virginie Hollard, Romain Meltz
Astérion, n°29/2023
A Semantic History of Politics. Studies about res publica
Pour une histoire sémantique du politique. Études sur la res publica
This feature extends the contributions of Claudia Moatti's book Res publica. Histoire romaine de la chose publique which offers another way of looking at an ancient political concept.To study the question of the relationship between language and the practice and to examine the way in which the concept of res publica has been received by posterity.

Marie Bonte
Nuits de Beyrouth
Beirut Nights
Géographie de la fête dans une ville post-conflit
Geography of celebration in a post-conflict city
Sociétés, Espaces, Temps
This book focuses on the night-time world of Beirut's bars and clubs, seeking to understand their social and political relevance in post-conflict Lebanon. It shows how nightlife in Beirut is an driving force in reshaping spaces, and the time for a possible cohabitation that transcends the assigned identities materialized by the fifteen-year civil.

Ana Dias-Chiaruttini, Joaquim Dolz
Repères, n°68/2023-2
Nouveaux objets et nouveaux contextes d'enseignement de l'oral
New objects and new contexts in the teaching of oral language
Where do we stand with the teaching of oral language? This issue of Repères, devoted to new objects and new contexts in the teaching of oral language, aims to take stock of the progress made in this area, across countries, and through design research and the analysis of teaching practices.

Chloé Gaboriaux, Cédric Passard, Annabelle Seoane
Mots. Les langages du politique, n°133/2023
La République au-delà du slogan
Invoking "the Republic", calling oneself a "Republican"... Does the term Republic still have any meaning? The texts in this issue show that the polysemy of the word is less a reflection of the evanescence of its meaning than of a polymorphous debate on the definition of citizenship in a world marked by deepening individualism.

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