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Politiques de communication et identifications territoriales différenciées. Les usages politiques des vagues et de l'univers du surf par les municipalités de la côte Aquitaine.

Abstract : The waves of the Aquitaine coast are famous to be among most beautiful in Europe for the practice of surfing. Since the end of 1950's in Biarritz where surfing began its diffusion in France, the waves were little by little a privileged support of the public policies of the local communities. Material components distinct from "the action of the man", the waves are not less the object of differentiated appropriations by the local councillors. Apprehended here like a rare resource, the local councillors' political choices contribute to define singular dynamic territorial. Use of this resource, variable in time and variable according to communes (territorial scale which will be privileged in this study), thus singularly contributes to feed the territorial identification process aiming at legitimating the statute of "town of surfing". The wave is sometimes considered as element of the communal sporting offer, like tourist communication tool using demonstrations (festivals and international competitions) or like "patrimonialization" support. Some empirically built cases will be useful, from a sociological point of view, to expose in what the Aquitanian waves constitute a privileged resource of territorial identification, i.e. an externality production process.
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Christophe Guibert. Politiques de communication et identifications territoriales différenciées. Les usages politiques des vagues et de l'univers du surf par les municipalités de la côte Aquitaine.. Teoros. Revue de recherche en tourisme, Université de Montréal, 2006, Vol. 25-2, pp.62-71. ⟨halshs-00642929⟩

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