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Guider au temps des médiations : des enjeux d’une réinvention

Abstract : One means of mediation among many, guiding stands out because of its age and the teaching of the story which it carries out, at odds with the expectations of autonomy and the experiences which are assumed of visitors. At the castle and walls of the city of Carcassonne, besides the mediations ensured by those in charge of cultural activities, visits, either self-guided or free, exist, though threatened with extinction, visits with agents who host and supervise (aka ‘guardians’), according to procedures which we intend herewith to analyze. The inquiry leading to the village of these volunteer guides shows that the exercise has less in common with communicating know-how as with transmitting views (passion for the past and zest for learning) and pleasure in the encounter. Its keywords, namely exchange and contact, enter it into our contemporary heritage, whereas they bring it back to an experience, giving place just as much, if not more, to the person of the guide as to the monument.
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Sylvie Sagnes. Guider au temps des médiations : des enjeux d’une réinvention. Ethnologies, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, 2016, Créativité et médiation en tourisme et en patrimoine, 38 (1-2), pp.107-125. ⟨10.7202/1041589ar⟩. ⟨halshs-02596841⟩

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