Study day: “Industry is dead, long live industry”

In solidarity with the current industrial action and the significant mobilisation in the ESR, the study day “Industry is dead, long live industry” scheduled to take place on 04 February 2020 at CERMES 3 is postponed to a later date (probably in June). The organising team: Marine Al Dahdah (CEMS), Mathieu Baudrin (CSI), Clément Marquet (Costech) and Benjamin Raimbault (Cermes3).

We cordially invite you to the Study day

“L’industrie est morte, vive l’industrie”

“Industry is dead, long live industry”

on February 4, 2020

at Paris Decartes, 45 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris

With the contributions of Carlotta Benvegnù (PLUS Project, CEPN)
David Gaborieau (ANR WORKLOG, CNAM CEET)
Julien Merlin (Laboratoire PACTE Grenoble)
Jessica Pourraz (ANR Anthropo-phages, Centre Emile Durkheim de Bordeaux)
Gwenaële Rot (Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, membre du CSO/CNRS)
François Vatin (Université de Paris-Nanterre, membre de l’IDHES /CNRS)
and Pierre Veltz (Ponts ParisTech)

The proliferation of technologies – including information technologies – has often been announced as the productive power that would definitively push contemporary societies into a post-industrial era: changes in work (end of the working class and slow death of salaried employment in western countries), centrality of innovation, and rise of a service- and intangible assets economy, individualisation of needs and goods

Rather than industrial paradigm shift, a number of sociologists propose to speak of hyperindustrialisation to characterise the changes in contemporary societies (Veltz 2017, Musso 2018). Since industry is not in decline, but on the contrary thrives and transforms, the authors seek to problematise industry as object and category of analysis and to break the linearity implicit in post-industrial analysis (Touraine 1967, Rifkin 2000, Moulier-Boutang 2007).

This study day proposes to study the changes in the forms taken by the industry in the light of three main questions: Which territories are produced by the relocation and reconfiguration of industrial activities? How does the integration of information technology redefine the boundaries of blue-collar work? What in these reconfigurations resists the processes of industrialization?

Organising team: Marine Al Dahdah (CEMS), Mathieu Baudrin (CSI), Clément Marquet (Costech), Benjamin Raimbault (Cermès3)

Download the study day’s programme

This event is open, but registration is mandatory. Please contact Mathieu Baudrin

The language of the event is French.

Photo credit: Martin Abegglen (2008). “Industrie“, Industrie Hafen Hamburg. CC-Attribution & ShareAlike