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L’avènement du camping en France (1900-1970) : essai de généalogie de l’habitat de plein air

Abstract : The nineteenth century, faced with rising industrialization and urbanization, saw an increased sensibility regarding the return to nature, known as the outdoors. At the same time, multiple ways became apparent of dwelling natural spaces left empty by diminishing agricultural activity. These openair playgrounds were revisited by city dwellers yearning for fresh air. With this exploration of nearby nature, a veritable poetics of dwelling was produced by daydreamers in tents, huts, cabins, caravans and other forms of recreational habitats. It is this singular experience of the self and the world which forms the perspective of oikoludens, the history of which the author attempts to trace. From the romanticized image of camping in the forest or in a cave, to standardized, industrially produced huts for leisure use, a whole spectrum is displayed of an investment in our ‘wild sides’ which only dwelling makes possible.
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Olivier Sirost. L’avènement du camping en France (1900-1970) : essai de généalogie de l’habitat de plein air. Leisure/Loisir, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 41 (1), pp.91 - 130. ⟨10.1080/14927713.2017.1338533⟩. ⟨hal-01847704⟩



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