Société, modes de vie

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

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Société, modes de vie - Territoires, réseaux

Tourism 2020 Vision - South Asia

This newly released report: Tourism 2020 Vision - South Asia continues WTO's programme in the field of forecast studies. This first regional volume on South Asia is divided into three parts. Part one examines the development of tourism in South Asia in the first half of the 1990s, analyzing especially the key factors which determined South Asia's prospects. The second part deals with the various determinants governing the forecast to the year 2020, while the third part presents the ...

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Société, modes de vie

L’éthique : sources et praxis

In an interview with Futuribles, Marcel Gauchet shows us how open and surprising historical developments can be.
First of all, he says, our world is disenchanted, increasingly leaving matters to human beings to exercise power over themselves, and individual conscience to act as absolute arbiter in ethical and moral decision-making. Democracy and the secularization of religions is making Western culture both more self-confident about its values and more uncertain of how to function, which raises considerable problems. While our society does still have a minimum in the way of shared references, there is constant debate about how to apply them.
Next, he says, the modern times in which we live are marked by a weakening of the social authority of the churches which, conversely, are gaining moral authority. Society no longer expects from them the power to forbid and to coerce individual consciences, but asks instead that they shed light on the questions and dilemmas people are facing. Will they be able to fulfil these expectations better than the secular approach has been able to do?
Finally, he adds, one of the main issues facing the contemporary world is upbringing, what will human beings become? If there is no longer any tradition or superior authority, how should ethical and moral principles be acquired? The family no longer appears to be the transmitter of tradition. Will the school provide training? Or will religion take over this important role?
We are, concludes Marcel Gauchet, facing a situation without precedent in human history.

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Société, modes de vie

Du bien être des nations. Le rôle du capital humain et social

La notion de capital social, née dans les années 1960 puis popularisée à travers les travaux du sociologue James Coleman, est aujourd'hui à l'honneur. Faisant suite à un premier rapport sur L'Investissement dans le capital humain (1998), l'OCDE s'en empare . Si le capital humain - thème ancien, objet d'importants débats sur sa circonférence exacte - est bien connu des économistes, le capital social constitue une approche innovante pour la mesure des ressources favorisant le développement économique ...

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Société, modes de vie - Territoires, réseaux

L’avenir commence en banlieue

Cet ouvrage est le fruit d'une analyse socio-politique des banlieues françaises. L'auteur porte une attention particulière à deux problématiques particulières : l'éducation et le travail, qui sont des déterminants importants de la condition de vie des individus. A priori, si certain pessimisme se dégage de la réalité banlieusarde, l'auteur n'abonde pas dans une telle perspective. Relevant les différentes initiatives, aussi bien des associations que des individus, leurs actions constituent un espoir pour l'avenir des banlieues.

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Société, modes de vie

Univers mystique-ésotérique et croyances parallèles

For the last thirty years or so, as Françoise Champion notes, "alternative" belief systems have gradually gained ground in Western societies. Here she discusses the cultural conditions and shifts that have encouraged the growth of interest in these beliefs, from the example of mysticism and the esoteric.
Since the early 1970s, there has been a counter-culture movement challenging Western cultural values, in particular rationality. This trend has led to a postmodernist individualism associated with a shift away from Christian attitudes and a collapse of institutional religion, to be replaced by a vague religious sense, attracted by all that is mysterious and strange about human beings and the world. This is where believers in mysticism and the esoteric have established themselves, with their fascination with the marvellous and the magical, which gives alternative beliefs their strong position.
Added to this turning away from institutions are the many forms of questioning of the nature of scientific truth and of the possibility of new "paradigms", that have challenged traditional science. Yet the search for a more complex kind of science has so far led nowhere. As a result, it was agreed at the Cordoba conference that a new combination of science and spirituality was required which would make all kinds of non-standard realities possible.
Finally, Françoise Champion explains, people in the modern world give most weight to their own experiences, they enjoy dabbling in vague ideas and deliberately cultivate ambiguity and uncertainty. Usefulness is of greater importance than truth, and what matters most is what a belief offers in terms of well-being, happiness and solutions to personal problems. Today, people think they are more independent, that they have greater freedom to choose among and experiment with long established systems.

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Économie, emploi - Société, modes de vie

Les Naufragés. Avec les clochards de Paris

Ce livre menant une réflexion anthropologique et psychanalytique sur la condition de vie des clochards s'organise en deux temps. Une première partie est consacrée au témoignage de l'auteur sur la vie des sans domicile fixe (SDF) qu'il a partagée à plusieurs reprises, afin de connaître leurs conditions de vie réelles, ainsi qu'au récit de son métier de psychanalyste au centre hospitalier universitaire de Nanterre pendant 15 ans. Mais l'importance fondamentale de ce livre réside sans ...

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Société, modes de vie

Vers un marché du religieux ?

If "modernity" had to be defined as the rise of reason at the expense of religious beliefs (by the great victory of individualism over institutions representing norms that transcend individual conscience), then this phase can now be said to be over. True, the Church is not what it was, but its decline has by no means led to a decline in belief. On the contrary, belief is growing and diversifyng.
Gérard Donnadieu argues that this is because we have reached the phase of "ultramodernity", which is marked, first, by doubts about progress, science, religion as a system and, at the same time, by the growth of beliefs of all sorts; and secondly, by individualism, which therefore means the questioning of all absolute authority and the search instead, everyone for himself, for beliefs that will allow the individual to satisfy his desires and interests.
From this starting point, the author sets out to describe the "new landscape of belief", making use of the metaphor of the market to do so. He shows first that demand, far from diminishing, is fragmenting and becoming more diverse, depending on whether individuals are looking for material, social, moral, psychological or spiritual benefits. At the same time, supply is also becoming more differentiated, the Church has lost its monopoly, and there is a proliferation of extremely varied practices, some more structured than others. In such a competitive situation, the only successful strategies exploit niche opportunities, offering new entrepreneurs (healers, witchdoctors, clairvoyants) new openings.
In the highly competitive market of beliefs, what strategies should the main actors therefore adopt? In conclusion, Gérard Donnadieu outlines three scenarios:
-The "obsolescence" of products and institutions that used to represent the great religions; this would usually tend to generate reactions in the form of either "stiffening identities" or seeking ways of adapting.
-"Visionary transformation", which may be productive in the short term but very risky in the longer term.
-"Segmentation and diversification" which means, just as in industry, developing a much more varied range of products tailored to suit each segment of the clientèle...
In short, Donnadieu concludes, although the market analogy has its limits, it is nevertheless the case that the same laws apply today to the churches if they wish to achieve their goals.

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Société, modes de vie

La Famille en miettes : essai sur le nouveau désordre familial

On ne parle plus aujourd'hui de la famille mais des familles, dans leurs multiples formes : familles monoparentales, recomposées, de « cœur » (adoption), « bioéthiques » (issues de la procréation médicalement assistée) ou encore cohabitantes....C'est en effet une « gigantesque pagaille » qui affecte ce « jardin à la française » qu'était la famille il y a encore peu de temps. Jean-Michel Gaillard revient sur l'émergence de ce lieu privilégié de l'intimité à partir de la Renaissance et explique comment la famille ...

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Géopolitique - Société, modes de vie

La Situation sociale dans l’Union européenne 2001

Ce deuxième rapport annuel sur la situation sociale en Europe fournit des données précieuses destinées à confirmer le rôle stratégique de la politique sociale au sein de l'UE tel qu'il a été défini par le sommet de Lisbonne puis celui de Nice. Il brosse tout d'abord un tableau global des principales tendances observées dans le domaine social (vieillissement, diminution de la taille des ménages, état de la cohésion sociale, conditions de travail et de vie...) au niveau ...

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Institutions - Société, modes de vie

Les Croisés de la société fermée. L’Europe des extrêmes droites

Fruit d'un séminaire de l'Association française de science politique, ce livre est une somme monumentale de 426 pages denses, écrites par une vingtaine de spécialistes reconnus, français et étrangers, sous la houlette de Pascal Perrineau, professeur de science politique à l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris et directeur du Centre d'étude de la vie politique française (Cévipof). La question centrale du livre consiste à expliquer les phénomènes de montée de l'extrême droite que l'on ...

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Société, modes de vie - Territoires, réseaux

Estamos unidos mexicanos ? Los límites de la cohesión social en México

Le tissu social mexicain est fait de multiples fils et déchiré en plusieurs endroits, selon les deux coordinateurs de ce livre. Réussir à renforcer la cohésion sociale est un défi majeur pour ce pays au XXIe siècle. Les 19 auteurs de ce rapport à la section mexicaine du Club de Rome en passent en revue les différents acteurs (partis politiques, forces armées, jeunes, peuples indigènes...), moyens (éducation, politique économique, développement régional et territorial) et obstacles (corruption, trafic de drogue, racisme).

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Recherche, sciences, techniques - Société, modes de vie

La Société technicienne des origines à nos jours

On a certainement plus parlé dans les livres d'histoire et de politique de Napoléon que de James Watt. Il n'est pas sûr que ce choix ait permis à bien des générations de comprendre la société dans laquelle elles évoluaient. Désormais, ne serait-ce qu'en raison des défis de l'environnement, on s'intéresse enfin à la société technicienne, à ses origines, à ses caractéristiques. L'ouvrage de Jean Parent et Sabine Sépari a deux mérites. Il est clair ...

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Société, modes de vie

L’avenir du christianisme en France

There are today two opposing views of the place of religious belief: that of Samuel Huntington, who argues that there are lasting differences between the Christian, Moslem, Confucian and other civilizations which will ultimately and inevitably lead to conflict; and that which argues that the processes of modernization and postmodernization will give rise to widespread cultural changes, with a general convergence of values despite initially divergent religious beliefs.
Jean Joncheray, basing his analysis on an article by Ronald Inglehart, first demonstrates that these two views are not as incompatible as they might appear, thanks to the "growing tolerance of diversity", if for no other reason. Then, focusing more closely on the position of Christianity in Europe, he wonders whether Christianity may not be "the religion to end religions". Taking up the arguments of Marcel Gauchet, he suggests that, by abandoning efforts to impose the truth by force, Christians have opened the way to human rights, freedom of conscience and therefore, to some extent, the decline of religion.
But matters are not so simple and Joncheray ends by offering three possible scenarios for the future of Catholicism in France:
- it might become "a marker of identity" in which a tiny minority of practising Catholics take refuge;
- it might be reduced to a cultural phenomenon, as French culture continues to be shaped by Christian values which are part of the "general heritage of the past" in French society;
- there might be a "revival of a religious outlook" which would arise as a democratic, pluralist and secular society attempted to provide itself once more with shared values derived from humanism.

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Société, modes de vie - Territoires, réseaux

Portraits des grandes villes. Société, pouvoirs, territoires

Réunissant 14 études de cas sur différentes villes du monde, dont Montréal, cet ouvrage se veut un document riche pour la comparaison des villes. Les textes sont accompagnés de cartes et tableaux statistiques facilitant la compréhension des espaces étudiés.

Chapitre Société, modes de vie

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.