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Le lit, un objet de contrainte et de résistance. Le camp de travailleurs migrants au Qatar, la prison au Cameroun

Abstract : This article discusses the uses and values of objects in a Cameroon prison and in a Qatari migrant labor camp, hence in constrained contexts of high-human density. It particularly focuses on the bed. The latter serves to control individuals who are kept away from the rest of society. However, its multiple utilisations show inmates’ and migrants’ capacity to adjust to constraints and to resist the deindividuation process. By being arranged and used in a certain way, the bed becomes a place in itself within vaster spaces. Its symbolic value is part of the functioning of social and power relations, in reaction to confinement, and some­times more insidiously, to accentuate it. Overall, this article sets out to demonstrate the importance of the study of objects, of their localisation, their mise en scène and their use in order to better understand the production of space.
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Tristan Bruslé, Marie Morelle. Le lit, un objet de contrainte et de résistance. Le camp de travailleurs migrants au Qatar, la prison au Cameroun. Géographie et cultures, L'Harmattan, 2014, 91-92, pp.153-174. ⟨halshs-01673758⟩

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