Matlon Jordanna

by Jordanna Matlon, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France A pitiable sight in Adjamé’s black is the section for used and stolen mobile phones. Hundreds of men line up single-file on either side of a major thoroughfare. Each man has one or several phones on his person which he flashes at passers-by, desperate to […]

An Interview with Joyce Sebag and Jean-Pierre Durand, University of Evry, France Joyce Sebag and Jean-Pierre Durand are a husband-and-wife team of cinematic sociologists at the University of Evry’s Center Pierre Naville, just outside Paris. After having devoted two rich decades to the sociology of work, in 1995 Sebag and Durand’s lifelong fascination with the […]