Paulette Duarte

Paulette Duarte is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Town Planning and Alpine Geography of the Grenoble Alps University, and a researcher in the laboratory of social sciences Pacte. Her research concerns the contemporary city and the actions that aim at its transformation. The definition of the urban spaces (metropolis, urban area, city, district, public place, housing), the understanding of social and urban phenomena at work in these spaces, such as the urban depreciation-valuation, and the analysis of the processes of construction of collective actions to renew these spaces are targeted. Her research mobilizes a sociology of the social representations and the actors of the urban.

Une sociologie des représentations sociales de l’urbain en quête de reconnaissance. Peer review

Paulette Duarte | 16.08.2018

This article aims at filling a present gap in all books of contemporary urban sociology, namely the absence of references to the existence of a sociology of the social representations of the urban. For that end, the author suggests reconstituting the history of this sociology, located between the fields of urban and social representations, by analysing in a diachronic way the interest which sociologists of the urban had, and still have, for the question of social representations. This interest [...]