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Présentation

 
Tracés: Revue de Sciences Humaines publishes research in the social sciences in two themed issues per year and a handful of special editions. These issues focus on an old debate that has taken a new turn due to current editorial or political circumstances, takes an idea that the various intellectual traditions and disciplines would usually address in isolation and submits it to examination from multiple perspectives, or explores an emerging field of thought. Tracés claims a true pluralism, as attested to by the variety of themes and approaches it publishes. The journal’s editorial committee is made up of young researchers from various disciplines and pursues a strong interdisciplinary project. This is manifested in the selection of articles, notes, translations, and interviews that make up each of the issues.

Latest issue
34/2018
La singularité

Singularity

 This issue elaborates upon the notion of singularity, bringing together approaches from social sciences, philosophy and the arts, operating in two ways. First, we consider analytic operations that produce generalizing and comparable knowledge from objects deemed singular, unique, irreducible, contingent. While remaining in the continuity of the founding debates in the social sciences on the articulation of representativity and "limit cases", the various articles of the issue extend these debates on new bases, taking inspiration from philosophy, law or the arts. The second, more empirical, point from which we consider singularity is that of concrete processes of individual singularization, based on practices, interactions and sociabilities in various fields (political representation, activist engagement and the use of law, artistic and cultural practices, aesthetic practices of the body, neighborhood sociability). The aim here is to analyze, case by case, the logics of the construction of singular identities in individuals, and to understand how they interact with social determinations.