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Mariage à la Cook.

Xavier BernierOlivier Lazzarotti et Jacques Lévy | 01.11.2019

Seen through the experience of a couple on their honeymoon, the bankruptcy of the Thomas Cook company is structurally revealed as the all too successful success of a project aimed at training residents in tourism. Tom and Amelia are trapped in this situation. But this is without taking into account their ability to turn an unfavourable situation around and give it a successful outcome... [...]

Les pratiques touristiques : transgression normalisée ou norme transgressive ? Peer review

Lauriane Létocart | 27.06.2019

By examining the Baltic coastline of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a culturally and spatially highly standardized tourist area, this paper aims at analysing the relationship between norms and tourism practices. Spatial planning, like boundaries between nudist and non-nudist beaches, or those tolerating pets, demonstrates the public stakeholders’ intention to regulate tourism practices, which therefore proves the political dimension of norm. If German tourists are aware of these spatial norms, the latter appear more formal than efficient. Indeed, tourism practices tend to [...]

Tourisme gay et normativités sexuelles. Peer review

Berlin, destination hors normes ?

Florent Chossière | 07.06.2019

This paper aims at understanding the mechanisms behind Berlin’s attractiveness for gay tourists. With a focus on urban events and their representations, the article investigates the role taken by sexual normativities in the shaping of a tourist destination. The city positions itself not only as beyond heteronormativity, especially as it is considered a gay homeland, but also as beyond other normativities which marginalize some sexual practices, like the one linked to leather and fetish culture, for example. This paper [...]

Les techniques du corps, des compétences pour faire avec de l’espace. Peer review

Léopold Lucas | 16.05.2019

This paper offers a discussion about the integration of the « techniques of the body » within a geography of action. The main idea is to define « skills » as the mastery of body techniques. We argue that this mastery gives individuals a capacity of adaptation to cope with space they do not know yet. More precisely, the article discusses the relevance of Marcel Mauss’ proposition, especially in the light of the reading established by Tim Ingold. This [...]

Petite géographie de la co-présence. Peer review

Une première approche comparée des pratiques spatiales de consommation des touristes et habitants à partir des réseaux sociaux numériques sur l’île de Xiamen (Chine).

Luc GwiazdzinskiWenbo Hu et Zhong-Bin Li | 14.03.2019

Conventional statistical data rarely provide information on the different "present populations" that coexist in cities and in regions so as to be able to separate, for example, tourists from permanent residents. It is difficult to analyse the spatio-temporal behaviour of these different populations, to identify potential conflicts and to imagine possible futures. The research proposes to overcome these limits by using the data provided by the Chinese social network SINA Micro-blog. A new geography of co-presence emerges and allows [...]

Contacts par homologie ?

La fabrique des affinités en situation touristique.

Tristan Loloum | 01.11.2017

The article deals with the long-term evolution of social relationships in tourism contexts. Based on the socio-historical study of a seaside resort in North-East Brazil and the interactions between pioneering tourism entrepreneurs and local inhabitants, we question the sociological reasons that drive people coming from very different social backgrounds to get along. The hypothesis of structural homologies tries to explain the implicit affinities between these groups. It refers to the relating correspondence of social positions and the crossings of [...]

Ethnologues et touristes au papier calque.

Quelques effets de terrain en milieu touristique.

Anne Doquet | 01.12.2016

Based on a considerable fieldwork experience in Mali, this paper aims to analyze the ethnologist's responsibilities towards various actors taking part in tourism encounters. From similarities between anthropologists and tourists, I intend to show that relationships between researchers, local communities, guides and tourists are components of the ethnographic data. Tourism constitutes therefore an ethnographic field that needs a continous practice of reflexivity. Furthermore, because he is a tourist in his own way, because the mediators of tourism encounters tend [...]

Le pré-texte photographique.

Martin Parr et la Goutte d’Or.

Hécate Vergopoulos | 30.04.2012

From April 2011, the 6th till July 2011, the 2nd an exhibition was presented at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam (Ici) in Paris. Named The Goutte d’Or, it showed photographs taken by the English artist Martin Parr. Its objective was to change to way citizens would look at this Parisian district that keeps being stigmatised by the medias for its immigration-, secularism-, crime- or prostitution-related issues. This paper aims to analyse the Ici’s discourses [...]