Paysages et géographie sociale. Regards croisés franco-italiens.

Abstract : This text summarizes the main ideas discussed during the Italian-French Conference entitled "Landscape, Time, Social Geography" that took place at Caen University in March 2010 and gathered 25 speakers. It shows the interest as well as the limits in the use of the notion of landscape for social geography. This concept is viewed as a tool to express the time produced by the societies, social inequalities, individuals or groups power relationships, social exclusion, etc. The landscape can also be seen as an instrument for claiming social or political point of view, to express an artistic sensibility or to take advantage of economic resources. In order to be helpful, the polysemic concept of landscape must be precisely defined and the trap of "a" landscape (singular) as a material object must be avoided: "the" landscapes (plural) remain first of all productions of the societies, in all of their dimensions.
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Jean-Marc Fournier. Paysages et géographie sociale. Regards croisés franco-italiens.. Geostorie, Bollettino e Notiziario del Centro Italiano per gli Studi Storico-Geografici, 2010, XVIII (3), pp.363-375. ⟨halshs-00840448⟩

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