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Géographie ludique de la France. Approche spatiale des pratiquants et des fédérations des jeux institutionnels

Abstract : Games teach much about societies and cultures which invent, elect or reject them, all the more when their practice is organized in national and international federations, which ensure the respect of a set of rules applying to any player. Actually, bridge, draughts, chess, go, scrabble and French tarot, six institutionalized games, are characterized by very heterogeneous spaces of practice, at the World as well as the French scale. This thesis relies on works of sports' geography and mixes as much as possible a quantitative approach, via the processing of French registered players and clubs data, and a qualitative, through questionnaires and interviews. It so describes these playing regions and tries to spot the main factors, which have to do with the geographic fundamentals as well as elements taken from other social sciences. Thus this study of games practices comes within the scope of two larger questionings. The first one is the diffusion of a Western cultural model to the World, as opposed to the persistence of regional features. The second one consists of the modes of adoption of cultural practices, i.e. the confluence of supply and demand, which can not be entirely explained by social and cultural factors.
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Manouk Borzakian. Géographie ludique de la France. Approche spatiale des pratiquants et des fédérations des jeux institutionnels. Géographie. Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00548097⟩

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