Category: Books

Labelling the Economy. Qualities and Values in Contemporary Markets

Labelling the Economy

Qualities and Values in Contemporary Markets

Brice Laurent & Alexandre Mallard (Eds.)

This collected volume analyses labelling as a political and economic operation. It gathers contributions that focus on various domains, including the agri-food sector, the construction sector, eco-labelling, retail, health public policies and the energy sector, considering the use of labels […]

The Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory

Book edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias andCelia Roberts, with contributions from CSI researchers, Fabian Muniesa, David Pontille, Liliana Doganova and Jérôme Denis.

This companion explores ANT as an intellectual practice, tracking its movements and engagements with a wide range of other academic and activist projects. Showcasing the work of a diverse set of ‘second generation’ ANT scholars from around the world, it highlights the exciting depth and breadth of contemporary ANT and its future possibilities.

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, the book

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. […]

Innovation et participation. Approches critiques

Book edited by Brice Laurent, Michael Baker, Valérie Beaudouin and Nathalie Raulet-Croset

“Co-creation”, “open innovation” or “responsible innovation” are some of the new expectations of innovation. This new innovation repertoire is used in companies, public authorities and civil society organisations. It translates into instruments (digital platforms, collaborative spaces, etc.) dedicated to renewing the relationship between innovation and its audiences, and allowing to consider innovation as a participatory process. How does participation manifest itself in innovation processes? What are the economic and political…

L’emprise des marchés, a book by Michel Callon

The grip of markets. Understanding how they function in order to change them

While partisans and despisers of the market economy confront each other with a rare violence, a prior question arises: what is a market?
Michel Callon shows that the organization of market activities is not limited to the mere confrontation between offers and demands. How is a “thing” transformed, after immense […]