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Prisoners on Strike in the United States
, 15 October
The Unionization Strategy Put to the Test
: Chinese and Online
, 11 October
An Anti-Gender Europe
Magali Della Sudda
, 24 September
About: Roman Kuhar, David Paternotte, Eds. Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe...
Is Bourdieu’s Theory Too Deterministic?
, 20 September
Marc Joly’s book engages a vigorous debate with Jean-Louis Fabiani’s critical...
The Almost Perfect Baby
, 17 September
Genetics, reproduction, and eugenics
The Long March for Equality
, 30 August
Few histories of the African American fight for equality manage to shed...
Gender Boundaries, Race Boundaries
, 19 July
In his incisive, concise and stimulating book, the sociologist Rogers...
Below the Surface
, 16 July
An Interview with Sabrina Speich
, 12 July
How to live one’s Muslim faith in a context of growing Islamophobia? John...
Mary Douglas, A Taste for Hierarchy
, 9 July
Though poorly known in France, the work of the anthropologist Mary Douglas...
In the Land of Vegetarians
, 5 July
In India, the ban on meat-based diets is still linked to an obligation of...
As Fragile as a Matsutake
, 2 July
Can a mushroom help us understand the changes and deadlocks of capitalism?...
, 28 June
Traditionally, the dominant classes displayed their superiority by...
Humanity and Butchery
, 25 June
At a time when animal suffering is being denounced with increasing force...
Some Kind of Pope
, 18 June
On the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the throne of St. Peter,...
A New Look at Development
, 4 June
Over the past two centuries, the world has grown much richer and has seen...
Words and Matter. America and Europe
Susan Carol Rogers
, 17 May
In his latest book, Emmanuel Désveaux proposes to combine the cultural...
, 3 May
Three sociologists analyse the European social structure, looking at the...
Everyone’s a Collector!
, 19 April
Luc Boltanski and Arnaud Esquerre invite us to rethink the social...
The Islam of Converts
, 2 April
The religious convert is a figure of fear and fascination today. Looking...
The Bikini Strategy
, 29 March
Gender and Class Relations in Algeria
, 26 March
The sacredness of the cow and the religious proscription against the...
Holidays in the Highlands
, 1 March
The development of mass tourism in the 18
, 27 February
#metoo and #balancetonporc
, 26 February
Philanthropy and Social Justice
How to Live in a Hostile World
, 22 February
On the Polish Paradox
Running Water on Every Floor
, 15 February
How did people living in Paris, New York and London slowly gain access to...
, 1 February
Why do people strip naked in the public space? Under French law, public...
Heaven for Hull?
, 25 January
From “crap town” to
City of Culture 2017
What’s in a ‘Chrononyme’?
Vanessa R. Schwartz
, 22 January
The term “Belle Époque” has as rich and colorful a history as the period...
The Little Society of Children
, 18 January
How do children perceive the world around them, from the circles closest to...
Awakening the Leader within You
, 4 January
To make their highly original interactionist sociology widely accessible,...
Personifying the Whanganui River
, 21 December 2017
Ecological Solution or Political Stratagem?
Our Lives as They are Told
, 11 December 2017
An Interview with Sylvain Bourmeau
Truth-Making in Early Islam
, 7 December 2017
When Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses was published in 1988, the book both...
Reflections on the Makings of Neo-Weberian Policy
, 23 November 2017
This collective work discusses the neo-Weberian model and its impact on the...
Françoise Héritier’s Activist Structuralism
, 20 November 2017
By asserting that structuralism is a fruitful approach to kinship relations...
Of Wolves and Men
, 9 November 2017
Should our relationships with animals be more diplomatic? This is what...
, 6 November 2017
Can journalism advance knowledge in the field of social science? Two...
The Universal and the Particular
Maud S. Mandel
, 30 October 2017
Intellectual historian Maurice Samuels offers a timely corrective to...
Spain’s Digital Civil War
Alvaro Santana Acuña
, 27 October 2017
Today, while tension between Catalonia and Spain ebbs and flows, a digital...
The Working Classes in Contemporary France
, 19 October 2017
A coauthored volume offers a panoramic overview of working classes in...
Celebrating Scottish Heroes
Clarisse Godard Desmarest
, 16 October 2017
The 19th century in Scotland saw the emergence of an architectural trend of...
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