Gilles Laferté

Gilles Laferté is director of sociological research at INRAE (Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement – French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment), and more specifically within the CESAER research unit (Centre d’Économie et de Sociologie Appliquées à l’Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux – Center for Economics and Sociology Applied to Agriculture and Rural Spaces) in Dijon, Burgundy. He is also an associate researcher at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs in Paris, and the joint coordinator of one of the thematic networks of the Association Française de Sociologie (French Sociological Association), titled “Classes Sociales, Inégalités et Fragmentations” (“Social Class, Inequality and Fragmentation”).

His research focuses on rural spaces and communities, the history of the social sciences, economic sociology, and the analysis of social classes. His recent publications include: L’Embourgeoisement, une enquête chez les céréaliers (Raisons d’Agir, 2018); with co‑authors Paul Pasquali and Nicolas Renahy, Le Laboratoire des sciences sociales (Raisons d’Agir, 2018); and, with co‑authors Ivan Bruneau, Julian Mischi and Nicolas Renahy, Mondes ruraux et classes sociales (Éditions de l’EHESS, 2018).

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