Muriel Darmon

President of the French Sociological Association (AFS)
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
From ESA – Strategies & Activities

NA Reports – French Sociological Association (AFS)

2018, issue 42, Muriel Darmon: The French Sociological Association (Association Française de Sociologie, or AFS) was not founded by Durkheim in, let’s say, 1897, but is in fact much younger than the discipline it represents in France. It was created in March 2002, in the wake of the Société Française de Sociologie (1962-2002) and in a context of vivid debates on the scientific identity of sociology and sociologists following the “Tessier Affair” – also known as the participation of Sociology professors in the dissertation defence, at the Sorbonne, of a professional astrologist.

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