by Ya-Han Chuang, Institut national d’études démographiques (INED), France, Emilie Tran, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Hélène Le Bail, CNRS, CERI-Sciences Po Paris, France As in other Western European countries like the UK and the Netherlands, the history of Chinese communities in France dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The early presence […]

Alain Caillé is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and editor of La Revue du MAUSS (Anti-Utilitarian Movement in Social Science). He is known for his radical criticism of contemporary economics and utilitarianism in the social sciences. He is the originator of the Convivialist Manifesto. On the occasion […]

by Michalis Lianos, University of Rouen, France The Yellow Vests came out of the blue. French society was deeply unaware of the potential that such a movement could have. It is well known that established political institutions and the media vilified the movement. It was not surprising since the white lower classes were seen as […]

by Paola Tubaro, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Paris-Saclay, France The extraordinary successes of present-day artificial intelligence (AI) rest on the “micro-work” of a multitude of real men and women. They tag objects in images, transcribe commercial receipts, translate bits of text, and record their voice while reading aloud short sentences. Simple and […]

by Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut, Lebanon and President of the International Sociological Association (2018-2022), and Stéphane Dufoix, University of Paris Nanterre and Institut universitaire de France, and member of ISA Research Committee on the History of Sociology (RC08) Many events have troubled our sociological community in the last few months. Three prominent sociologists […]

Luc Boltanski is one of today’s most distinguished sociologists. A previous collaborator of Pierre Bourdieu, he is a Director of Research at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. In the 1990s, he examined the organization of capitalism and its new forms of domination in the widely acclaimed book written […]

Remettre en cause la réalité : Un entretien avec le sociologue français Luc Boltanski [1] Luc Boltanski est l’un des sociologues contemporains les plus reconnus. Il a collaboré avec Pierre Bourdieu au début de sa carrière et est actuellement directeur d’études à l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) à Paris. Dans les années 1990, il […]

by Susana Lerner, El Colegio de México, Mexico, Lucía Melgar, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico and Agnès Guillaume, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France In 2007, Mexico’s Federal District (Distrito Federal, recently renamed Mexico City) legalized abortion in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy – a victory for civil society, which had been […]

François Burgat is a political sociologist and senior researcher at the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), who has devoted his career to the analysis of political systems and civil societies in the Arab world. He is one of those rare scholars capable of understanding the Islamic movements without romanticizing or vilifying them, […]

by Stéphane Beaud, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, France Can the social sciences offer “on-the-spot” commentary about the events of January 7-9, 2015 (the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the anti-Semitic killing at a kosher supermarket)? Or is it better to keep our distance, letting media intellectuals – […]