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Vivre dans une ville en guerre : les territoires du quotidien entre espaces des combats et espaces de l'enfermement

Abstract : What does it mean "to live in War" to civilian populations who see their city becoming a "battle field" ? Many studies focused on "Urban Warfare", and on how to fight in a difficult environment. However, this approach hides another aspect of the War in Cities: the experiences of people who have to live in this unfriendly environment. Questioning civilians in a City at War highlights another aspect of these wars: the daily challenges of a population that should protect itself, and sometimes finds itself forced to leave their home. Both shelter and target, the "City at War" is a place of confinement for civilians. In this place, a "Geography of Fear" emerges. This paper confronts spatial practices and spatial imaginary, and shows the scales of confinement as an agent of territorial restructuring of the city.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 9:24:11 AM
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Bénédicte Tratnjek. Vivre dans une ville en guerre : les territoires du quotidien entre espaces des combats et espaces de l'enfermement. Champs de Mars, 2011, pp.75-100. ⟨halshs-00622912⟩

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