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The concept of ‘dwelling’ through leisure sport / L’habiter par les loisirs sportifs

Abstract : This issue devoted to ‘dwelling’ sets out to explore leisure sports in a new light. It is inspired by and complements the many studies conducted by philosophers, geographers, anthropologists, and urban planners around the notion of ‘dwelling’, not in the sense of residing, but in the sense of inhabiting. In the works of Martin Heidegger (1951), Lucien Febvre (1952), and Augustin Berque (1990/2000), this concept is used to describe man’s ecological and cultural relationship with the Earth. The concept of dwelling has its counterpart in building and reciprocally, as highlighted by Tim Ingold (2000), with leisure sport developing out of this tension. Dwelling is considered to be the practice of frequenting geographical spaces in the World (Stock, 2004). We use this notion to focus on the analysis of the human experience and to explore the meanings of the act of dwelling.
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Charly Machemehl, Olivier Sirost, Romain Roult. The concept of ‘dwelling’ through leisure sport / L’habiter par les loisirs sportifs. Leisure/Loisir, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 41 (1), pp.1 - 9. ⟨10.1080/14927713.2017.1339998⟩. ⟨hal-01847705⟩



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