Sociologist, MCU HDR at the University of Rennes 2. Specialist in marginal (relaxations), minority (traditional martial arts), even illegal (base jumping, urban caving, etc.) bodily activities. He has published on discrimination in sports (2010), body expertise (2010, 2011), then stigmatization with C. Dargère (2014, 2015) (2019, Vivre la reclusion).
He created the Association for Research on Symbolic Individualization (2005-), co-created and co-chaired from 2006 to 2017 with L. Misery (CHU de Brest) the French Society for Human Sciences on Skin. He is the creator and administrator of the blog Discriminations Integrations Minorities Altérités (2011-). He is currently working on the lives of chronically ill patients with S. Ferez (Montpellier), Y. Le Henaff (Rouen) and more recently J. Thomas (STAPS St Etienne).
Anthropologist and philosopher of techniques, contractual researcher, doctorate in anthropology at EHESS, Christine Bergé led a seminar International College of Philosophy / EHESS and works on advanced technologies (hospital environment: resuscitation, surgery; nuclear environment: deconstruction of power plants ), technologies for the construction of the human mind (memory, will, cognitive prostheses). She is currently deepening an anthropological reflection on body techniques in relation to the skin and extreme situations. She has published around fifteen books including Héros de la guérison. Thérapies alternatives aux USA (Seuil 2005), La vie entre chien et loup, Hôpital Lariboisière à Paris (Jauze, 2007), L’Odyssée de la mémoire (La Découverte, 2010), Superphénix; Déconstruction d’un mythe (La Découverte, 2010), La Peau. Totem et Tabou (Murmure, 2015), Petite Histoire de l’écorchement (T1, Limite et Trangression, 2016 ; T2, Guerre et Peau, 2019).
His sociology thesis is published in Enfermement et discrimination. De la structure médico-sociale à l’institution stigmate, 2012, L’observation incognito en sociologie, 2012, and Vivre et travailler en institution spécialisée, 2014. In this critical monograph of an institution for so-called “deficient” adolescents, he mobilizes both the sociological schools of Frankfurt and Chicago to analyze stigma, seclusion, the logic of confinement and observation techniques. He defends a qualitative approach and supports a committed sociology (he published in 2012 Inconcevable critique du travail). School teacher, lecturer (Université Lyon 2, Université Jean Monnet), in social work and nursing institutes. He has also been a sociologist of work. He has also looked at the duty to remember and the condition of soldiers in the Great War in two books (2010, 2011).
Alexandre Dubuis is an associate researcher at LACCUS at the University of Lausanne where he obtained a doctorate in social sciences in 2013. Professionally engaged in the field of communication and health promotion, he conducts his research on questions of identity recognition and reconstruction linked to various traumas. He is interested in the question of accidental body marks and the management of disfigurement, by centering his questions on the question of narrative identity, the reversal of stigma and recognition. He is the author of several articles and published in 2014 Grands brûlés de la face. Trials and struggles for recognition, Lausanne, Antipodes (“Existences and Society”)