A new issue of PRAGMATA. Pragmatism, Politics and Social Sciences: New Explorations

The second issue of Pragmata, entitled « Pragmatisme, politique et sciences sociales : nouvelles explorations » [“Pragmatism, Politics and Social Sciences: New Explorations”], opens a series of three issues devoted to politics.

In addition to the sections “Articles”, “Translation”, “Interview” and “Reviews”, readers will find two new sections, with contributions by researchers from the CSI.

Le design : l’objet dans l’usage

Le design : l’objet dans l’usage. La relation objet-usage-usager dans le travail de trois agences

A book by Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier and Antoine Hennion

Le design : l’objet dans l’usage [Design: the Object in Use. The Relation Object-Usage-User in the Work of Three Agencies], originally published at Presses des mines in 1998, is now reissued.

L’Égalité au travail. Justice et mobilisations contre les discriminations

A book by Vincent-Arnaud Chappe

For twenty years, the law of non-discrimination has been considerably extended. The qualification of « discrimination » is currently used in many instances to denounce numerous unequal treatments.

But what about its real uses? Why and how do people decide to report discrimination in the courts? What difficulties do they encounter?

This book focuses on the appropriation of the category of discrimination in labor litigation. […]

La fin des discriminations syndicales ? Luttes judiciaires et pratiques négociées

The end of trade union discrimination?
Judicial struggles and Negotiated practices

A book by Vincent-Arnaud Chappe, Jean-Michel Denis, Cécile Guillaume and Sophie Pochic

The 2008 and 2015 laws on Trade Union Representatives Reform and Social Dialog have introduced within firms new corporate requirements about the “reconciliation” of trade union and professional activity. How can this sudden attention of the public authorities to “union discrimination” be explained? Are we witnessing a historic break in “French style” professional relations? […]


Scriptopolis is an assemblage of microsurveys on writing, equipped by photography. It contains a long-term documentation on the multitude of scriptural forms that we rub shoulders with, produce and manipulate on a daily basis. Each double page, consisting of a photo and a short text, questions a graphic trace and the world it brings about, placing in the foreground the countless inscriptions that make the infraordinary frame of our lives. […]

Publications as data in the age of open science

Pierre Mounier (EHESS, OpenEdition Center) and Didier Torny (CNRS, I3)

Since the invention of the “journal” form in the seventeenth century, publications have always been used as data for other scientists. As Christine L. Borgman, Professor of Information Science, puts it, “Publication, as the public record of research, is part of a continuous cycle of reading, writing, discussing, searching, investigating, presenting, submitting, and reviewing. No scholarly publication stands alone.” [1] But the ways these publications are mobilized and transformed into data are varied and involve ever more complex infrastructures.

Measuring union discrimination: a struggle issue

Interview with Vincent-Arnaud Chappe by Florian Pipard for the journal Action juridique – CFDT.

How can we explain that union discrimination has only recently been studied?

For a long time, union discrimination appeared to the unionists themselves a “normal” consequence of […]

A workshop at the Ethnography Biennial of the EHESS about commitments on agricultural fields

Mathieu Rajaoba and Sophie Tabouret

The proliferation of agricultural innovations: a call to question how social sciences investigations are performed. The workshop we organized as part of the Ethonography Biennal of the EHESS was titled « Commitments, debates, positionings: investigating alongside the actors. The case of agricultural innovations ».The initial idea was to discuss research on sociotechnical innovations in agriculture […]