The notion of free spaces knows a certain renewal among activists after having disappeared for a rather long period, especially in the groups focusing on what used to be called the new social movements, but also in studies related to the Arab Springs. The creation of such free spaces would be the first step to … More Concerning free spaces
The word “resistance” has a very strong presence for what concerns the study of political contention – especially outside Northern America and Europe – as a form of contentious politics of the weak, the poor, or the deprived. From Paul Routledge’s Terrains of resistance to Michel De Certeau’s tactics of resistance, passing by virtually every research led to … More Resistance, resistances?
Looking for concept The study of my topic (the forms of engagement related to space in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon) always raises a lot of questions. What do I mean by “engagement”, what is life like in these refugee camps… and mostly, one that I have always failed to answer plainly: What the … More Into space
Note by Alex: This article was sent to me by my good friend Guillaume, who wished to take part to this adventure of blog and politics. I have not modified a single word, but the pictures are my own addition. For English speaking readers, “la fin des haricots” is both meaning “the last straw” and … More Religion, Sociology and Politics: “la fin des haricots”?