Category: Sociology

Déclencheurs de rêves

Les textes littéraires sont donc des déclencheurs de rêves éveillés, qui permettent de faire un retour sur, de prolonger, d’accompagner ou de préparer l’action. Loin d’être une activité…

Dark matter

Thus a crucial difficulty in anticipating futures lies in long-term shifts in structures of feeling, of thought as felt and feeling as thought. So when I argue for…

Certainty trough

One way of approaching this might be in terms of the relationships between trust in the future and different actors’ proximity to the actual scientific work. In other…

Suckers for change

Even though every innovation is judged on economic grounds, at least to some degree, by its potential adopters, every innovation also has at least some degree of status…

Logic of Digital Utopianism

Utopias consider a given situation in the light of possible alternatives; as a result, observed reality first is subjected to an explicit or implicit critique and secondly depicted…

Commoditization of scholarship

One of the strangest projects of privatization and commodification in the early twentieth-first century has been the movement to commoditize scholarship. Two versions have been surprisingly powerful. In…

That’s interesting!

QUESTION: How do theories which are generally considered interesting differ from theories which are generally considered non-interesting? ANSWER: Interesting theories are those which deny certain assumptions of their…

Sociology of expectations

While necessary to raising the profile and attract allies, disappointments are also likely because of the specific structure of the expectations. Early technological expectations are in many cases…

Structure, culture, personnalité, nature

Rosa, H. (2010). Accelération. La découverte.

Le design de la visibilité

Aussi dans: Cardon, D. (2019). Culture Numérique. SciencesPo Les Presses.

Institutional isomorphism

We ask, instead, why there is such startling homogeneity of organizational forms and practices; and we seek to explain homogeneity, not variation. In the initial stages of their…

Quatre familles d’algorithmes

Cardon, D. (2019). Culture Numérique. SciencesPo Les Presses.

Critiquer

Critiquer signifie en premier lieu distinguer, faire voire des différences dans ce qui se présente, pris à sa valeur faciale comme amalgamé, obscur ou non maîtrisable. Luc boltanski…