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Expériences vécues et espaces du shopping dans l'agglomération bordelaise

Abstract : Characterising urban contemporary life, shopping is a pedestrian strolling in which desire of buying, spectacular relation with environment and entertainment are overlapped. Clothes' shopping questions the geography: this is an elusive practice where economic behaviours are also socially constructed. Through a socio-anthropological approach, shopping involves the individuality in many social and spatial interactions. This approach of clothing shopping through experience (phenomenology and symbolic interactionism) deals with intentionality, interpretations, emotions and “corporeité” of social existence. Experience takes place in a pre-existing (mental, cognitive and material) space. The spatial structure of clothing retail (malls, pedestrian streets, city centres or peripheries) is read through the notion of frame (E. Goffman). Despite the diversity of commercial sites, shopping only involves one frame which is described. Shopping is about individuality's construction by body appearances and by personal relations to space (itineraries, representations, identifications, spatiality). Many experiences' entanglement by a lot of people produces a complex social space of clothes shopping. Within Bordeaux urban area, city centre remains symbolically and commercially dominant.
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Mélina Germes. Expériences vécues et espaces du shopping dans l'agglomération bordelaise. Géographie. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00198298⟩



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