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La nature jardinée à l'épreuve de la société suédoise multiculturelle. Espaces et pratiques de nature urbaine ordinaire à Malmö et Göteborg (Suède)

Abstract : This paper focuses on a particular form of ordinary metropolitan natural area :the cultivated nature garden. The study of 8 municipal allotments in the cities ofMalmö and Gothenburg investigates the social role of integration of the naturegardens for the immigrant populations. They are traditionally very present on thegardens, in the context of multicultural metropolitan societies. Municipalitiesconceive the cultivated nature garden as a tool of access for all to nature areas.Nevertheless, its geography reflects the socio-spatial segregation at work in themetropolises as well as the social tensions around the foreign presence in Sweden.Its landscapes and layouts are the expression of particular relationships to nature,as well as their use for food which predominates in plots held by immigrantpopulations. The gardens affirm cultural identities that are a source of culturalbiodiversity in the city. They support the development of an informal agriculturethat feeds communities with culturally appropriate vegetables. Those uses ofthe nature gardens can contradict the environmental goals that municipalitiesassign to them. The marginality of municipal gardens in urban agriculture andsustainable development projects challenges their social role of integration
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Camille Hochedez. La nature jardinée à l'épreuve de la société suédoise multiculturelle. Espaces et pratiques de nature urbaine ordinaire à Malmö et Göteborg (Suède). Annales de géographie, Armand Colin, A paraître, ⟨10.3917/ag.736.0055⟩. ⟨halshs-03017094⟩

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