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Nature et qualité de vie : un héritage idéologique commun

Abstract : The “quality of living” is quite vague in its French meaning. This is rather a notional field than a concept; its contents is actually deeply rooted in ideology. This short essay intends to demonstrate that political discourses which claim an improvement in the quality of living of the concerned populations – and notably occur in current town- or landscape planning – are referring to a common cultural model dating from modern times. This ideological legacy presents Nature as a social counter-model, in accordance with romanticism, agrarian values and social utopias. Thus hygienism and social catholicism integrated Nature in their reflexion on town-planning as a recurrent guaranty for the improvement of the urban quality of life at the end of the 19th Century. Such a “culturalistic” background shall not be forgotten and invites one to conduct sociological investigations rather than trusting a method of rational choices in the study of the decision-making processes.
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Samuel Depraz. Nature et qualité de vie : un héritage idéologique commun. Revue de l'Economie Méridionale, Centre régional de la productivité et des études économiques, 2003, La qualité de vie / numéro double thématique, 50e anniversaire de la REM, 51 (1-2), pp.123-128. ⟨halshs-01547177⟩

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