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Qu'est-ce qu'un vélo ? Ethnologie d'un objet technique et social. Recherche exploratoire.

Abstract : This exploratory research begins with a review of the origins of the velocipede and the motivations that led Karl von Drais to design the draisienne. We will then discuss the innovation of the modern bicycle, looking at the invention of the pedal and the saddle. As this research is the fruit of long-term work, we will be led to clarify two elements of the history of velocipedy, namely the use of the term "la petite reine" and to add some details about the folding bicycle. The invention of the modern bicycle will be the occasion to enter into discussion with the Simondonian apparatus, which will allow us to rebound on two contemporary aspects linked to neoliberalism with the injunction to mobility and its re- moralisation. Our journey will lead us to the study of two practices linked to the bicycle, namely cycling and travelling. Finally, the acceleration of daily cycling practices in the contexts of the ecological transition and the Covid 19 pandemic will be the occasion for a return to the economic, political, social and cultural stakes linked to the city in the face of new postures, as much from the point of view of activist and associative movements as from the point of view of the State and its ramifications.
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Noël Jouenne. Qu'est-ce qu'un vélo ? Ethnologie d'un objet technique et social. Recherche exploratoire.. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université Côte d'Azur, 2022. ⟨tel-03697890⟩



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