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La Vie des Idées
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La Vie des Idées
Michael C. Behrent
What is Literature for?
, 27 August
Mary Douglas, A Taste for Hierarchy
, 9 July
Though poorly known in France, the work of the anthropologist Mary Douglas...
Choosing to Pollute
Gwenaëlle Le Goullon
, 31 May
In an unprecedented global history, François Jarrige and Thomas Le Roux...
Facing the Question
, 24 May
Despite what some people now imagine, the Middle Ages was no more inclined...
, 12 March
The history of psychoanalysis is made up of violent controversies that have...
, 26 February
Philanthropy and Social Justice
The Working Classes in Contemporary France
, 19 October 2017
A coauthored volume offers a panoramic overview of working classes in...
, 25 September 2017
The Philosopher of Signs
, 28 August 2017
No more magical thinking
The City of Tears
, 22 May 2017
Ancient philosophy offered consolation for loss, separation, and death....
Economics: An Experimental Science?
, 27 March 2017
In economics, the study of behavior has been enriched by a productive...
Learning from Randomized Controlled Experiments
, 23 January 2017
The Narrative of Scientificity, Practical Complications, Historical Experience
The Great Climate Change Market
, 5 January 2017
Climate change has fueled scientific, economic, and political debates for...
The Colonial Margins of Citizenship
, 19 December 2016
By studying political and legal debates over citizenship through the prism...
The General Interest
, 5 December 2016
It’s All about Incentives
The Culture of Qi
, 21 November 2016
A Chinese or a Universal One?
What is a Realist?
, 27 October 2016
Political leaders are often accused of cynicism in their handling of...
The Kamasutra and its Audiences
, 15 September 2016
The Kamasutra, written in the third century, is not only an erotic work: it...
Wealth for All?
, 8 September 2016
At a time when the French government has reignited the debate over a...
Coding the Body
, 30 June 2016
Sport as a Social Practice
An Ethnography of Evictions in the United States
, 23 June 2016
In the United States, tenant evictions have become a mass phenomenon. The...
On Improbable Success: The Case of Richard Hoggart
, 13 June 2016
Richard Hoggart (1918-2014), a poor child who went onto become a university...
Behind the Scenes at the
, 26 May 2016
The climate has become a major stake in international cooperation. The...
Censorship and Authority in Ancient Rome
, 12 May 2016
How can political life be rendered moral? By reconsidering the supervision...
The Ancestor Seeker
, 6 May 2016
An Interview with Michel Brunet
The Origins of the Islamic State
, 28 April 2016
An Interview with Loulouwa Al rachid & Matthieu Rey
, Africa, and the Myth of “Sexual Behavior”
, 21 April 2016
Is the scale of the African AIDS epidemic tied to a specific type of sexual...
1498: The Other “New World”
, 11 April 2016
In the sixteenth century, Europe and India began to trade. Their connected...
Michel de Certeau
Andrés G. Freijomil
, 18 February 2016
The Redeployment of Knowledge
The Blue and the Pink
, 14 January 2016
By situating the birth of France’s national colors at the point where a...
Fighting over Numbers
, 21 December 2015
Two recent books explore the importance of quantification in contemporary...
The Curious Monsieur Veyne
, 17 December 2015
Thanks to his work on Greco-Roman antiquity, his intellectual curiosity,...
What Same-Sex Parenting Does to Kinship
, 14 December 2015
What are the effects of same-sex parenting on the kinship system of Western...
Putin, Patriotism and Political Apathy
, 19 October 2015
How can we explain Vladimir Putin’s extraordinary levels of popularity in...
Bourdieu the Heresiarch
, 28 September 2015
When Bourdieu Revisits Edouard Manet
Democracy and “the People”
, 9 July 2015
Democracy is not the government of the people, by the people. Rather, it is...
Images of the People
, 6 July 2015
Representations of “the people” tend to be highly policed: they smother its...
Rethinking the New Deal
, 29 June 2015
Revisiting the history of the New Deal, Ira Katznelson argues that it was a...
Secularization and its Other: the French Problem
, 15 June 2015
Does secularist rhetoric secretly lend itself to a discourse on social...
The International Health System and the Ebola Epidemic
, 8 June 2015
The management of the Ebola epidemic by the international community has...
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, le 4 juin 2013
The Age of Youth
, le 10 juillet 2012
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