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Isabelle Coutant

Isabelle Coutant is a sociologist in the mixed research unit IRIS (Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Enjeux Sociaux – Interdisciplinary Institute of Social Issues; UMR CNRS 8156, U997). Her work focuses on the precarity and vulnerability of the working classes, and is situated at the intersection of urban sociology, the sociology of institutions, and the sociology of immigration. Her research is based on ethnographic surveys conducted in the Paris region. She is the author of Politiques du squat. Scènes de la vie d’un quartier populaire (La Dispute, 2000), Délit de jeunesse (La Découverte, 2005), Troubles en psychiatrie (La Dispute, 2012), and Les Migrants en bas de chez soi (Seuil, 2018), and the co‑author of La France des « petits-moyens ». Enquête sur la banlieue pavillonnaire (with Marie Cartier, Olivier Masclet and Yasmine Siblot; La Découverte, 2008) and the collective work Juger, réprimer, accompagner (Seuil, 2013).

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