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La frontière à l'épreuve des mobilités aériennes : l'exemple de l'aéroport de Paris Charles-de-Gaulle

Jean-Baptiste Fretigny 1 
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Abstract : This paper shows that important international airports help us to better comprehend the meaning and the spatiality of borders of a new kind: nodal and metropolitan borders, stressing the interest of network bordering into mobility spaces. The case study focuses on Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport, second busiest airport for international passengers in the world. The research draws on a field work combining data collection through direct observation, interviews with diverse actors at the airport (passengers and managers) and the analysis of a documentary corpus. The border at the airport turns out to be a more and more changing and polymorphous networked border, as it is finely associated with multiples types of mobilities, contributing to categorize and territorialize mobile populations but not only according to nation-states logics. Far from leading to a dissolving of the territories limits, this bordering rather does inflect the meaning associated with border crossing through the experience of an ambiguous territoriality, both inter-national and open to other territorial constructions.
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Jean-Baptiste Fretigny. La frontière à l'épreuve des mobilités aériennes : l'exemple de l'aéroport de Paris Charles-de-Gaulle. Annales de géographie, 2013, 2 (690), p. 5-27. ⟨halshs-00807188⟩



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