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L’intervention sociologique

Abstract : Sociological intervention, a particular type of research-action which has been developed by Alain Touraine, has been widely used in working with protest movements. One can describe it as a process which is based upon the dynamic resolution of conflicts between researchers and activists, between analysis and action. The various components of this type of intervention are presented here: the necessity for the intervention to be a response to a formal request by the group concerned, the definition of roles and the "permanent sociology" phase. The sociological intervention is organized in function of a cognitive objective and seeks to understand how collective action and social movements are constructed. The ways in which action is constituted seems to be useful for the actors concerned especially in that they see their struggles as an important part of the process of social reconstruction.
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François Dubet, Michel Wieviorka. L’intervention sociologique. Lien social et Politiques, Anjou, Québec : Éd. Saint-Martin ; Rennes : Presses de l'EHESP, 2016, LSP/RIAC : un demi-siècle de débats sociaux et politiques, pp.38-45. ⟨10.7202/1036289ar⟩. ⟨halshs-02466048⟩



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