The translations presented here were made by Alain Musset himself. It is not a question of a professional work. Their purpose is to present to a larger audience papers originally published in French, Spanish or Portuguese. They do not replace the original publications.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: AMERICAS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The bloody attacks which caused the destruction of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York, September 11th 2001, deeply moved the world and particularly the American continent, too easily persuaded to be safe from convulsions which plague our planet since World War I…
Original in french: "le 11 septembre 2001, les Amériques et les sciences sociales", Cahiers des Amériques Latines, n° 37, 2001, pp. 7-12.
BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: THE “DARK SIDE” OF AMERICAN CITIES
Since Metropolis of Fritz Lang to to the city-planet of Coruscant invented by George Lucas to control the Star Wars galaxy, the city of the future or of a distant world seems to be intended to reflect only the "dark side" of the contemporary megalopolis confronted with a collection of problems and malfunctions presented like insuperable: congestion, pollution, degradation of natural environment, deficiency of urban services, increase in social divides and spatial disparities, ethnic conflicts, daily violence...
Original in spanish: Entre la ciencia ficción y las ciencias sociales: el “lado oscuro” de las ciudades americanas
Revista Eure (Vol. XXXIII, No 99), pp. 65-78. Santiago de Chile, agosto de 2007