Despite violence being a major theme in the humanities and social sciences, and the subject of a great deal of research, these disciplines are much less likely to tackle the issues of exiting violence and violence prevention.
The journal Socio is launching a call for papers on the theme Social Uprisings: Destruction and Significant Experience of Violence. The dossier is co-ordinated by Pauline Hachette (Université de Paris 8) and Romain Huët (Université Rennes 2). Proposals for contribution (title, two page summary and bibliography) should reach Socio before 26 October 2020. Submitted articles will be due by 15 March 2021.
The text focuses on the twofold movement to question GDP, with very different aims, both by a small current of thought known as the "new wealth indicators" that has been developing in France since the end of the 1990s and by several international institutions. After the Stiglitz Commission, the results of which are analysed, attempts to officialise a small number of indicators, notably with the SAS law, will not succeed in imposing themselves, any more than the indicators proposed by the World Bank.
Last October, UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union, in collaboration with Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, has organised a one-week summer school on “Mediterranean Identity: talks around a common destiny”.