Neyrat Frédéric

by Frédéric Neyrat, Université de Limoges, France Since the 1960s, French sociology has been the object of a sort of trial about its professional prospects. With the first massification of higher education, the number of students enrolled in sociology curricula increased dramatically. But, considered a “new” discipline compared to humanities, sociology aroused doubts in terms […]

by Frédéric Neyrat, University of Limoges One might think sociology is now sufficiently established as a discipline to raise only scientific issues. However, a recent seminar in Limoges  was devoted to the political obstacles faced by social science inquiries. Sociological research, in particular, has been discredited, and violently so, from various non-scientific viewpoints in the […]