Pour une géographie des nostalgies citadines. Quelques pistes théoriques à partir d’exemples chiliens et sud-africains

Translated title of the contribution: For a geography of urban nostalgia. Some theoretical issues from chilean and south african examples

CLÉMENT DIDIER COLIN, Philippe Gervais-Lambony

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Abstract

The article aims to show how nostalgia can be considered as a geographic category of analysis that brings new elements for understanding the city, especially in today’s urban world characterized by rapid processes of creative destruction. The notion, rarely used in geography, brings new possibilities in relation to a geography of emotions currently in development and, more widely, to memorial studies. The paper is based on case studies in South Africa and Chile, at the neighbourhood level, to support a theoretical proposal. The reflection is organized in four parts: definitions of nostalgia and its spatial dimensions; interrelations between individual feeling and collective discourses; links between nostalgia and temporalities of socio-spatial change; mobilization of research on nostalgia as a tool for understanding conflict situations linked to various representations of past, present and future.

Translated title of the contributionFor a geography of urban nostalgia. Some theoretical issues from chilean and south african examples
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)37-56
Number of pages20
JournalAnnales de Geographie
Volume2019
Issue number728
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chile
  • City
  • Identities
  • Nostalgia
  • South Africa

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