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Destins ordinaires
Identité singulière et mémoire partagée
Ordinary Destinies
Singular Identity and Collective Memory
Florence Haegel, Marie-Claire Lavabre
This work takes an unconventional form. Two stories comprise the plot: one is of a woman from a "hard town", the other from the rural world. Through these tales, the question of the effects of the changes of French society on personal politics is posed.



La grève de la faim
Hunger Strikes
Johanna Siméant
A historical analyse of this mode of protest from its birth at the beginning of the twentieth century with British suffragettes and Irish nationalists to its later use on every continent.



Dictionnaire des mouvements sociaux
Dictionnary of Social Movements
Olivier Fillieule, Lilian Mathieu, Cécile Péchu
A usefull toolbox for decoding the language and analysis of social movements. This dictionary lists all of the key concepts, explains their origins and development, specifies their usages as well as the debates they address. More tahn 60 authors.



L'arme du droit
The law as a Weapon
Liora Israël
What use does politics of law serve? How has legal action progressively integrated itself into the repertory of resistance throughout the social movements and crises of the 20th century?



Le mérite contre la justice
Merit Vs. Justice
Marie Duru-Bellat
The notions of merit and equal opportunity constitute not only the precepts of a society where strong inequalities persist, but that they are, in certain ways, contrary to justice.



De la démocratie numérique
Nicolas Vanbremeersch



L'invention du PACS
Pratiques et symboliques d'une nouvelle forme d'union
The Invention of the PACS (Civil Pact of Solidarity)
The Practical and Symbolic Implications of a New Type of Union
Wilfried Rault
Ten years after, this book analyses the acceptation of the PACS by the French society. It brings new elements for a political and social debate on contemporary changes in private life.



Émotions... Mobilisation !
Emotions ... Mobilization !
Christophe Traïni
Emotions are at the heart of mass mobilization : The objective here is to analyze these "phenomena" which allow militants to sensitize the public to their cause.



Le marché des défunts
Market of the Departed
Pascale Trompette
The author describes the political and historic construction of this market, an effort shared between church, state, and private entrepreneurs...



Le façonnage des élites de la République
Culture générale et haute fonction publique
Shaping the Republic's Elite
General knowledge and top civil service
Claire Oger
Two fundamental questions: that of a republican meritocracy founded more on an archaic social model than on acquired knowledge, and that of the possibility of reforming these graduate programs so strongly anchored in the blueprint of their founders...



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