A l'UM la science [S03-ep03]: The displaced: portraits of minors in detention

This week in A l'UM la science Laurent Solini, sociologist at the SanteSIH laboratory, presents " Les déplacés. Portraits of young people under house arrest". In the second half of the program, Agnès Pesenti gives us the program for the Fête de la science.

Bodies in motion is the theme of the latest issue of LUM, the University's science and society magazine. In this 20th issue, we explore this body through the work of fifteen researchers. A body which, when it is defective or subjected to extreme stress, can count on science to help cosmonauts regain their muscular capacities after a stay in space, for example, or to restore movement to people suffering from quadriplegia thanks to neural electrostimulation.  

Talking about bodies in motion means talking about sports, of course. A positive value in our society, which sometimes makes us forget that sport is also the site of numerous gender stereotypes, discriminatory practices that are highly questionable in legal terms, such as femininity tests, and even dangerous practices such as doping. 

The body is also the primary and perhaps ultimate locus of socialization. Yet it remains one of the great unthought-of issues in schools, whereas paradoxically it can take on a predominant role in prison institutions, as Laurent Solini, a sociologist at the Santesih laboratory, has shown in his research on the hypervisibility and hyperactivity of the body in juvenile prisons (EPM).

We're extending this issue of LUM with him today, devoting this program to his latest book. A collective work he co-edited with two other sociologists, Jennifer Yeghicheyan and Christine Menneson, entitled " Les déplacés. Portrait de parcours de jeunes sous main de justice ". Based on a field survey carried out between 2018 and 2020 in EPMs, the authors of this work draw up portraits of 4 young people in the hands of the law, and attempt to understand how this discontinuous socialization structures the paths of these minors and frames their behavior and subjectivity.

In the second half of the program, Agnès Pesenti from the UM's scientific culture department will give us the program for the Fête de la science, which starts on October 6 in Montpellier.

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Coproduction: Divergence FM / Université de Montpellier
Lucie Lecherbonnier
Aline Périault / Lucie Lecherbonnier
Production : Tom Chevalier

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