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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

La fabrication de l'ignorance
Producing ignorance


Olivier Mongin
Où sont les classes moyennes émergentes ?
Where are the middle classes of emerging countries ?
Michel Lussault
Et si l'on prenait la géographie au sérieux?
Why don't we take geography seriously ?
Denis Salas
Contre le populisme sécuritaire, une réforme pénale nécessaire
Reforming justice to fight populism

Médecine : prédictions à risque

Medicine's risky predictions
Spéculations sur la génétique. Introduction
Speculating on genetics. Introduction
Paul-Loup Weil-Dubuc
Dépasser l'incertitude. Le pari hasardeux de la médecine prédictive
Beyond uncertainty. The risky bet of predictive medicine
Franck Bourdeaut
Recherche génétique et perspectives médicales
Research in genetics and diagnostic perspectives
Sophie des Beauvais
Le grand marché du séquençage. Encadré
DNA sequencing : the next big market ?
David Bardey et Philippe De Donder
Quelles assurances face aux nouveaux risques?
Insuring people against new risks
Marcela Gargiulo et Alexandra Durr
Anticiper le handicap. Les risques psychologiques des tests génétiques
Anticipating disability. The psychological risks of genetic testing
An interview with/Entretien avec Arnold Munnich
La génétique est-elle inhumaine?
Is genetics inhuman ?


Christophe Jaffrelot et Gilles Verniers
L'Inde face à l'épuisement de la démocratie parlementaire?
Indian elections : Reaching the end of the democratic tether
Abdelwahab Meddeb
Le besoin de l'autre
Needing the other
Pierre-Yves Pétillon

Thoreau cosmographe
Thoreau, expert in home-cosmography

Poèmes présentés par Jacques Darras

Poems introduced by Jacques Darras
Jacques Roubaud
Les restes d'un vertigineux "projet"?
What is left of an ambitious "project"


News of the month
Françoise Benhamou
Le conflit sans fin des intermittents
The endless conflict of show business workers
Michel Marian
L'affaissement du paysage politique
The slow decline of politics
Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos
Boko Haram ou le terrorisme à la nigériane
Boko Haram, terrorism the Nigerian way
Jean-Louis Violeau
Rem Koolhaas, l'architecte de l'histoire
Rem Koolhaas, the architect of history
Isabelle Danto
Le mouvement des images
Moving images
Louis Andrieu
Bird People, les vies en intersection de Pascale Ferran
Bird People : Pascale Ferran's intersecting lives
Paul Thibaud
La voie d'inquiétude de Martial Raysse
Martial Raysse's troubled path
Hamadi Redissi
La charia est-elle une loi ?
Is Sharia a law ?




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