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The ruin

La ruine

La ruina

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Published on Friday, October 05, 2012


Sociétés journal devotes its next issue to the subject of “the ruin”. This issue aims to revisit and extend the notion of ruin considering its spatial, social, architectural, and urban imaginary. A Ruin is a representation and a pictorial resource of the landscape, is a metaphysical way of thought, a purpose and a primitive view. In this sense, memory, architecture and symbol, life and death, decay and rebirth, time and duration, rust and bones, the eternal communication, previous utopia and inner experience, the decomposition and recomposition, ecosophy and economics of conflict, obsolescence and "affordance", are some of the subjects that derive from ruin as status quo: an 'imaginal' foundation of the romanticism and a sensitivity of our contemporaneous world. 


The journal:

For over 20 years, and through nearly a hundred publications, the magazine "Sociétés” proposes an open space to interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences. Resolutely turned towards international collaborations, Sociétés has become echo for discussing epistemology of social science, as well as questions in different fields of work and emergent phenomena. An important part is dedicated to foreign authors, particularly from Brazil, Korea, United States, Italy, Germany...

Among the topics, the sociology of everyday imagery occupies a very important part in the journal "Sociétés".

For more information http://www.cairn.info/revue-societes.htm

The journal is composed of different sections: "coordinated portfolio", "margins" and a number of recessions of activities, works and publications in French or foreign languages. The reading committee - which involved E. Morin, M. Maffesoli, P. Watier, A. Gras - has chosen to publish historical and sometimes unpublished texts (Simmel, Guyau, Durkheim...), as well as contemporary thinkers (Baudrillard, Ferrarotti, Fabbri) and texts of young researchers.

The schedule:

  • 10/09/12 Opening of the call for contributions
  • 30/11/12 Deadline for submission
  • 12/12/12 Closing selections


Here are some rules to consider publishing.

-         The article must be written in French. Some translations or corrections can be made if necessary depending on the degree of relevance, originality of the contribution and the extent of the article.

Ideally the contributions should be receiving no later than October 31 for the number to appear in early 2013.

The text should occupy between 20 00 and 25 000 characters (including spaces), in Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing. Position and professional address of the author must be included in a footnote.

The text must be accompanied by a summary in French and English of 10 lines and three or five key words in French and in -English.

Quotes with footnote page (eg E. Morin, The Spirit of the Age, Éditions Grasset Fasquelle, Paris, 1962) and standardized quotes "".

Finally, the text will be followed by an standardized bibliography and references cited in the text (organized by yourselves alphabetically and / or, for exemple: theoretical literature, novels, poetry, website) under the following format:

  • Works:
    • Durand G., L'imagination symbolique (1964), PUF, Paris, 2008.
  • Journals:
    • Serge Proulx & Guillaume Latzko-Toth (2000). The virtualité you penser comme pour social catégorie: l'usage of the notion of communauté virtuelle, in Sociologie et Societes, XXXII, 2, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, pp. 99-122.
  • Internet links:

To send your contributions and items or for more information, direct your mail at

M. Manuel BELLO MARCANO maleajandrobello@gmail.com

M. Pablo CUARTAS cuartaspablo@gmail.com

For more information about the journal:

ceaq@ceaq-sorbonne.org or  societes@ceaq-sorbonne.org

or at Revue Sociétés, CEAQ - Bureau J 527 bis - Bâtiment Jacob - 45 rue des Saints-Peres - 75006 Paris.  http://www.ceaq-sorbonne.org/

Scientific Committee

Alberto Abruzzese (Iulm, Milan), Federico Casalegno (MIT, Boston), Panagiotis Christias (Chypre), Chryssoula Constantonopoulou (Théssalonique), Massimo Di Felice (USP, Sao Paulo), Gilbert Durand (Grénoble), Paolo Fabbri (Venise), Alan Gras (Paris I), Werner Gephart (Bonn), Pina Lalli (Bologne), André Lemos (Bahia), Pierre Le Quéau (Grenoble), Aina Lopez (Madrid), Philippe Joron (Montpellier 3), Rainer Keller (Landau), Juremir Machado da Silva (Porto Alegre), Moisés de Lemos Martins (Braga), Edgar Morin (CNRS), Patrick Tacussel (Montpellier 3), Patrick Watier (Strasbourg).


  • Paris, France (75)


  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012


  • Ruines, sociologie de l'imaginaire, architecture, mémoire


  • Pablo Cuartas
    courriel : cuartaspablo [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Manuel Bello-Marcano
    courriel : malejandrobello [at] gmail [dot] com

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Information source

  • Manuel Bello-Marcano
    courriel : malejandrobello [at] gmail [dot] com


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« The ruin », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, October 05, 2012, https://doi.org/10.58079/lsg

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