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La ville récréative. Ce que la récréativité fait à l'urbanité : réflexion à partir des pratiques du parkour et de l'urbex

Abstract : Although playing, entertaining and wandering allow people to blossom in the city, the place of recreation is not so obvious. There is a consensus on providing recreational spaces in the urban environment, but the idea that the city is itself a recreational territory raises issues. This work therefore aims to study the construction, interrogation and regulation of the recreational city in its material, social and political dimensions. The research is interested in parkour and urbex, two transgressive leisure practices linked to the urban world. The investigation is based on bibliometric analyses for the construction of the scientific orientations, on an immersion among the practitioners of these activities and on interviews with different actors of the city. The approach is therefore exploratory and inductive, involving a certain reflexivity. Beyond the questions of spatial dualities, claims, transgression and relationship to the city, the main results centre on three levels : the individual, the human group and the territory of the city. They emphasize the importance of taking more account of the recreational experience in understanding the city, of considering urban recreation in order to renew comprehensions of urban space, and of recognizing and accepting the diffuse and inherent nature of recreation so that the city benefits from it. In short, this work invites us to (re)give a place to recreation in urban time and space.
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Robin Lesné. La ville récréative. Ce que la récréativité fait à l'urbanité : réflexion à partir des pratiques du parkour et de l'urbex. Géographie. Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021DUNK0599⟩. ⟨tel-03545164⟩



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