Parution de l’ouvrage : “The Trace Odyssey 1 : A Journey Beyond Appearances”de Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec

Publié le 17 mars 2021 / ,

Parution de l’ouvrage :

The Trace Odyssey 1: A Journey Beyond Appearances

de Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec

Wiley-ISTE, 2021, 198 p.

ISSN: en cours


Whether it is to look to the past in search of their origins, analyze their present activity, particularly digital, or to think about the effects of their actions on the future, 21st century humans regularly question their “traces”. Collective questions and technical progress offer new resources which, in turn, raise the problems of traces. In order to reveal the difficulties posed by the unanalyzed trace, this book proposes a journey through different contexts. Along the way, intellectuals (including Bateson, Barthes, Bourdieu, Derrida, Goffman, Peirce, Ricoeur, Varela, Thompson, Watsuji and Watzlawick) and trace professionals (such as police officers or computer scientists) shed light on the background to this veritable odyssey. This didactic book presents a contemporary exploration of the fundamental nature of the trace via the new French paradigm of the “Ichnos-Anthropos” (“Homme-trace”) and its corollary, the “corps-trace”. 


Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec is an Emeritus Professor in Information and Communication Sciences at Normandy University Le Havre, France, and research director at the CNRS-IDEES 6266 laboratory. She founded and co-directs the e-Laboratory on Human Trace in the UniTwin UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus.

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  • Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec
  • Titre

  • The Trace Odyssey 1: A Journey Beyond Appearances
  • ISBN

  • 9781786305510
  • Édition