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Books of the month

Edited by Didier Bouillon, André Guillerme, Martine Mille, Gersende Piernas
Histoire et civilisations
The technical gesture is nowadays recognized as an integral part of an "intangible cultural heritage », due to the unrivaled richness of living professions and crafts. How to understand the technical gesture in every shape and form, in the course of time, thanks to words, images and material imprints? Designed by the authors as the essential...
Daniel Argelès
Klaus Schlesinger ou l'écriture de l'histoire
Berlin et l'Allemagne, 1937-2001
Mondes germaniques
Germany's turbulent 20th-century history deeply shaped the life and work of Berlin writer Klaus Schlesinger (1937-2001). This critical East-German author who emigrated to West-Berlin in the 1980's and lived in Berlin’s subcultures on both sides of the Wall, eludes narrow classifications through his trajectory and the dozen short stories or novels..
Edited by Jean-Louis Georget, Gaëlle Hallair, Bernhard Tschofen
Mondes germaniques
At the turn of the 19th / 20th century, the concept of "research field" appeared within the humanities and social sciences in both Germany and France.
Edited by Didier Paris
Vivre le territoire et faire la ville autrement ?
Regards croisés franco-brésiliens
Environnement et société
Current mutations of cities and territories raise the question of new forms of action and the role of public and private actors. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of the reflection. This book provides answers on issues of urban innovation, territorial development and living together in France and Brazil.
Claire Pignol
Savoirs mieux n°40
Can agents who decide independently from each other coordinate their economic activities? From the XVIIIth century, economic thought answers this question by an intuition: a coordination is possible thanks to the prices' mechanism. The general equilibrium theory explores this intuition. It constitutes by there the economic theory of a society ...
Edited by Laurent Jalabert, Reiner Marcowitz, Arndt Weinrich
La longue mémoire de la Grande Guerre
Regards croisés franco-allemands de 1918 à nos jours
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War strongly marked the western societies of the XXth century until our days, quite particularly Germany and France. However, beyond a common history connected to both world conflicts, the World War I engendered memories at the same time close and different.
Lille 1 Lille 2 Lille 3 Université du littoral, côte d'Opale Université Valenciennes Hainaut Cambrésis Université Catholique de Lille