Charlotte Paul

Charlotte Paul is a PhD student in sociology at the Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University. She is also a researcher at the French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks (IFSTTAR), in the research unit Production Systems, Logistics Transport Organization and Work (SPLOTT). She is currently studying the occupational group of self employed boatmen in France in the framework of the research project FLUIDE (River, Urban, Intermodal, Sustainable, which is financed by The French National Research Agency.

Living on the river: the « flurbanité » (river-urbanity) of boatmen of the River Seine. Peer review

Charlotte Paul et Nicolas Raimbault | 13.05.2013

The owner boatmen of the River Seine travel wherever their professional activity takes them, over urban and suburban spaces. Can these boatmen be called suburban ? Their professional activity — and thus their residence defines a reticular space which is distinct from the type of space experienced by so-called « d’à terre » people. Located on the fringe of urban spaces, this reticular space can be called infra-urban or infra-suburban ; its exchanges with its surrounding spaces are scarce. [...]