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La sociabilité n’est plus ce qu’elle était… Réseau associatif et vitalité du monde rural. L’exemple des plateaux de l’Aubrac et de Millevaches


  • Sophie Bobbé

    () (Centre Edgar Morin, équipe de l'Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain (iiAC) (EHESS-CNRS), 22 rue d'Athènes, 75009 Paris, France)

  • Martyne Perrot

    (Centre Edgar Morin, équipe de l'Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain (iiAC) (EHESS-CNRS), Paris, France)


[paper in French] What does sociability mean today in a village? Is it still local? Has it been really local once? How do associative networks use, produce and reinvent the sociability in a village? Do they bring new places of sociability on the foreground? Which territories do they build? To respond all these questions, we study the cultural associations in Aubrac and Millevaches and make appear the determinant factors of the sociability among the population: the existence of old networks like the ‘amicales’, the professional and social composition of the population, the presence or not of neo-rural people, the local history and its reception outside of the local area. In conclusion, one question raises: Should we rather talk of local sociability or of a permanent recycling of local motives matched by loan and supposing ceaseless cultural transfers?

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  • Sophie Bobbé & Martyne Perrot, 2012. "La sociabilité n’est plus ce qu’elle était… Réseau associatif et vitalité du monde rural. L’exemple des plateaux de l’Aubrac et de Millevaches," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 93(1), pages 71-94.
  • Handle: RePEc:rae:jourae:v:93:y:2012:i:1:p:71-94

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    1. Benjamin Kohl, 2004. "Privatization Bolivian style: a cautionary tale," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(4), pages 893-908, December.
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    rurality; sociability; heritage; local culture; territory; associative network; Millevaches; Aubrac;

    JEL classification:

    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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