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Books of the month

Edited by Eric Marlière, Carine Guérandel
Le regard sociologique
Political speeches and the media are full of clichés and stereotypes about young people from poor suburban neighborhood. Contrary to those unsubtle constructions, this book focuses on girls and boys sociability in order to restore their day-to-day complex reality.
Edited by Emmanuelle Aurenche-Beau, Marcel Boldorf, Ralf Zschachlitz
RDA : Culture - critique - crise
Nouveaux regards sur l'Allemagne de l'Est
Mondes germaniques
25 years ago, the German Democratic Republic disappeared as a state but what does remain of its heritage ? Specialized scholars will try to answer the question in the triple perspective of « crisis – culture – critique ».
Edited by Yankel Fijalkow
Dire la ville c'est faire la ville
La performativité des discours sur l'espace urbain
Environnement et société
Official discourses, marketing narratives, civic arguments, ideologies, theories and doctrines affect the production and the transformation of urban space. Introduced by Sharon Zukin, this collective work shows how the discourses of the users, the decision-makers and the designers of the city portray everyday town planning. They make the past and..
Edited by Séverine Frère, Hervé Flanquart
Environnement et société
How do people live in industrial cities ? What do inhabitants think about living next to Seveso sites, places that provide them with job opportunities but endanger their health and environment at the same time ?
Edited by Philippe Cardon
Les nouveaux rendez-vous d'Archimède
Daily action by excellence, eating is a highly cultural, symbolic and social act because it presupposes, even before that food is consumed, incorporated, a real work of food culturation, - i.e a material, social and cultural work.
Edited by Ana Dias-Chiaruttini, Cora Cohen-Azria
Théories – didactiques de la lecture et de l'écriture
Fondements d'un champ de recherche en cheminant avec Yves Reuter
Éducation et didactiques
This book brings together the contributions of eighteen researchers of national and international renown in the field of didactics.
Lille 1 Lille 2 Lille 3 Université du littoral, côte d'Opale Université Valenciennes Hainaut Cambrésis Université Catholique de Lille