Sciences sociales et santé


Disciplinary horizons and main themes of Sciences Sociales et Santé (1994-2021) Volume 40, issue 4, Décembre 2022


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* Sociologue, Sciences Po, Centre de sociologie des organisations, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, France <patrick.castel@sciencespo.fr>
** Sociologue, Sciences Po, Médialab, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, France <jean-philippe.cointet@sciencespo.fr>
*** Sociologue, Aix-Marseille Univ, Inserm, IRD, SESSTIM, ISSPAM, Institut Paoli-Calmettes, 232 Boulevard Ste Marguerite, 13273 Marseille Cedex 9, France <pascale.bourret@univ-amu.fr>

Using tools and methods of network mapping and semantic analysis, this article explores how the journal Sciences Sociales et Santé fits into the space of health social sciences, and more broadly of social sciences. Based on a corpus of articles published in Sciences Sociales et Santé between 1994 and 2021, the article identifies, on the one hand, the disciplinary horizons that have fueled the journal’s publications over the past 30 years and, on the other hand, highlights current or past main themes and their relative prevalence. These analyses confirm and extend those carried out on the occasion of the previous anniversary issues of the journal. The thematic analysis of the last thirty years of the journal’s publications shows that it has remained faithful to the core of its project: to report – via a multidisciplinary view – on the multiple debates on health and its societal issues.