Interview with Vincent-Arnaud Chappe by Florian Pipard’s 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 industrial action, the price to be paid for commitment, and even proof of this commitment and union combativeness! Things started to change in the mid-1990s, with the action of union activists from the CGT at Peugeot Sochaux, even if there had already been struggles previously for trade union freedom and against punitive layoffs, in particular during the 1970s, in part thanks to the action of the CFDT. If, in recent years, researchers (sociologists, jurists, economists, political scientists, etc.) have shown more interest in union discrimination, it is first and foremost because it has been brought to the light by the […]
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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. Our intent was to question the proliferation of innovations in agriculture – whether digital (Bronson et Knezevic 2016), genetic (Bonneuil et Thomas 2009), organizational (Le Velly, Dufeu et Le Grel 2016) or innovations related to cultural techniques (Goulet et Vinck 2012) – and how social science investigations deal with this proliferation. Being the witnesses of major stakes, these objects of study act as privileged mediators in the approach of issues relating to the relationships to the living beings and […]
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