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Des jardinier.e.s partagé.e.s entre discours et pratiques : du lien social à l'entre-soi

Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to question the statement - given by Institutions, associations and gardeners themselves - of shared gardens being a source of social ties building. Built upon a field study of both parisian and suburbian shared gardens, this thesis intends to underline the contradiction that exists between what is claimed by gardeners and what the observation of their actual practices tends to reveal. Mixing participant observations, questionnairs and semi-structured interviews, this social survey reveals shared gardens to be in fact ingroup spaces visited by people rather close in terms of social status, education level and cultural practices. If social ties undeniably find their origin from these gardens, they extend only to socially selected members within local associations. From a more global perspective, this work aims to caracterise contemporary social ties as elective in their nature. It also stresses the role of local associations in both public space appropriation and segregation processes within urban territories – the growing gentrification of Paris and its suburbian area being a significant outcome of it.
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Léa Mestdagh. Des jardinier.e.s partagé.e.s entre discours et pratiques : du lien social à l'entre-soi. Sociologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015USPCA124⟩. ⟨tel-01490450⟩

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