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Traverser les paysages : le plateau de l’Aubrac sur les chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Peer review

Sébastien Nageleisen | 20.01.2014

The crossing of the Aubrac plateau is very much appreciated by all hikers/pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela. This paper uses a collection of pictures as scientific material to study the landscape on offer along this route. Landscapes are described and then compared in order to identify the specificities of the crossing of the Aubrac and beyond and, more generally, to understand how cultural routes transcend landscapes and vice versa. In this original spatial experience, various walking rhythms are [...]

Sport et nature : une gestion hybride de l’espace ? Peer review

Le cas du col du Coq et de la Dent de Crolles dans le massif de Chartreuse (France).

Yohann Rech et Jean-Pierre Mounet | 07.01.2014

The organization of outdoor sports areas is an important issue because athletes are not the only ones to invest nature. This article discusses the management of outdoor sports activities in a part of the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park (France). The latter has a particularly complex network with different managers, different political scales and varied sports and traditional activities. An analysis of the intentional management and effective management of the site (Mermet 1994) shows that the prerogatives of the managers [...]

Art participatif et spectacles urbains : une analyse des transformations des politiques de l’art à Lyon. Peer review

Virginie Milliot | 10.12.2013

L’Art sur la Place and the parade closing the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon can be considered as participative art happenings, designed to welcome the cultural diversity of the city. Several analyses and critiques presented these events as “political shams” or as “rituals of urban areas”. By using a corpus of data collected in the course of long term participant observations, I propose to reopen the debate about the political consequences of these projects. In order to analyse [...]

L’artiste passe-muraille ? Peer review

Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary | 19.11.2013

À partir d’œuvres d’art contemporain produites autour du mur construit par les Israéliens face à la Cisjordanie, le texte traite à la fois de la question de la traversée de la frontière et des normes qu’il faut affronter pour passer la ligne, ainsi que du processus de résistance active que ce passage implique. Par son rapport très particulier au lieu, le « border art », ou « art de la frontière », questionne les processus de spatialité à travers [...]

À la santé de qui ? Peer review

Une ethnographie des discours professionnels sur le risque orphelin lié à l’alcool et à la grossesse.

Céline Schnegg | 12.11.2013

This article analyses professional discourse on the associated risk of alcohol consumption and pregnancy. If health and prevention actors define this risk as a fetal risk, it however does not have a clinical existence, as nearly no caregiver has seen a mother at risk or a child victim of alcohol in utero. Looking at this paradox, we suggest defining this risk as an orphan risk. In the first part of this article, using Dorothy E. Smith’s sociology, we will [...]

Les carrefours migratoires mondiaux. Peer review

La mer Noire, de la concentration de migrations ethniques à la dispersion de transmigrations cosmopolites.

Alain Tarrius | 06.11.2013

For many international migrants coming from West and Central Asia and heading for Western Europe, the Black Sea is a reference space. This paper specifically discusses two groups : the Balotchis from Afghanistan and Iranians, and Georgians forcing Caucasian and Balkanian women into prostitution and involved in drug trafficking. This work compares their strategies and spatial learnings : the use of a typical broken English, the building of circulatory roads and the invention of economic strategies linked to “poor [...]

Les Nouvelles Traversées Alpines, la Traversée échouée ? Peer review

Kevin Sutton | 06.11.2013

Crossings are the more often identified when they are successful, that is to say when the act of crossing a defined obstacle so as to reach a spatial entity considered a posteriori as the end of the process is done. The action is actualized by the addition of several validated social stages. Is it possible to speak of failed crossings ? Would these be a kind of crossing or would we consider them as “non-crossings” ? This paper deals [...]

Les dissidences récréatives en nature : entre jeu et transgression. Peer review

Exploration liminologique.

Philippe Bourdeau et Florian Lebreton | 28.10.2013

This paper is based on the study of leisure and tourism practices in natural spaces and interstices. From this starting point, it examines how dissidences, which fluctuate between games and transgressions, contribute to the ambivalence of the status of recreational activities in contemporary societies. In order to do so, it uses observations collected from a series of works from various domains and put into perspective thanks to the reviews of existing writings in social sciences and the documents which [...]

Traverser l’espace. Peer review

Xavier Bernier | 22.10.2013

This work is about the “traverser” as a scientific notion. It is understood as the stacking of rhythms and spatial figures. Building a relation between space of departure and arrival through a reference space is a social challenge that mobilizes all spatial skills. This paper outlines the languages used to define the “traverser” : spatial architectures and spatialities are decoded with different figures and spatial maps ; visibility rules are developed through the study of tangible and intangible materials. [...]

Les traversées du quotidien. Peer review

Jean-Christophe Gay | 23.09.2013

Supposedly fluid, continuous and transparent, contemporary societies are in fact societies which divide, separate and cross boundaries. Micro-geography focuses on the numerous transformations that are part of daily life and have generated systems and sophisticated infrastructures to facilitate flows, while controlling and channelling them. Keys, tickets, access or credit cards, badges, remote controls, ID cards, etc. are essential today to get around. Inequality in the allocation of such “magic tools” make the ability to cross boundaries a discriminating resource [...]