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l'automobile : un espace vecu comme un autre chez-soi

Abstract : This research was aimed at highlighting the importance of affective and symbolic dimensions of the relationship between drivers and their car. This work examines why certain kinds of drivers consider their car as a place where they feel at home. We studied the everyday experience of drivers through the relationship between the attitudes towards their car, their dwelling, appropriation of car space and the existence of home and work behaviors while in their car. An empirical assessment of this relationship was realized. The results indicate that symbolic and affective attitudes significantly influence the relationship to car. They are associated with richer everyday experiences. Concerning the feeling of being at home, it is linked to ideas such as familarity, privacy, identity, autonomy and centrality and refers to a personalized and controlled space. From this point of view, two kinds of drivers were distinguished according to their attitudes towards their dwelling.
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Nicolas Dubois. l'automobile : un espace vecu comme un autre chez-soi. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00004639⟩



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