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Vivre dans les espaces ruraux de faible densité de population : pratiques et représentations des jeunes dans le Périgord Vert (France) et le Rural Galway (Irlande)

Abstract : In this research, we adopt an approach of the remote areas which differs from most of the previous studies, in the fact that we take low population densities as a datum. We focus on problems little invested by geographers until now, by investigating the meaning of living in remote areas. The constant doubts about the future of these remote areas led us to take an interest in a group of actors on which a part of the future rests : young people from 15 to 25 years of age. Thus, this research aims at understanding how young people deal with low population density. It is a question of penetrating into the logics of usage and appropriation of these specific areas and of explaining its models of organization. More precisely, it is important to understand how remote areas are lived, inhabited, put in acts, invested, perceived, transformed… to analyze the functioning of this particular spatial organization. In a more general way, our research aims at investigating how remote areas are represented and reinvented today. This analysis also tries to be a contribution to a better knowledge of the variety of rural areas in Europe. This work leans on a qualitative methodology based on semidirective interviews and on participating observation. Besides, our analysis proceeds by comparison between France and Ireland because the place of rural areas in both French and Irish imagination establishes a common feature between these two countries.
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Mélanie Gambino. Vivre dans les espaces ruraux de faible densité de population : pratiques et représentations des jeunes dans le Périgord Vert (France) et le Rural Galway (Irlande). Géographie. Université de Toulouse, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-01151094⟩

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