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De la discipline au travail électoral ? Gouverner l’espace-temps récréatif nocturne à Rennes

Abstract : Since the first confrontation between “night owls” and police forces in 2004, recreational and nocturnal customs in Rennes’ city-center came to be governed by both the prefecture and the city council through rules and disciplinary measures. Parallel to this disciplinary form of government, another one, based on security dispositifs, has also emerged. The latter was initiated by the city council but delegated to a variety of auxiliaries, ranging from medical and social workers to cultural agents and shopkeepers as well as young volunteers. Security dispositifs are based on the “sanitization” and cultural competitiveness of customs in designated recreational spaces. If the effectiveness of such dispositifs or devices is dependent on the willingness of night owls to abide voluntarily, in comparison to discipline and rules, they tend to be characterized by a much higher degree of social acceptability. The City is able to guarantee its position as a governmental authority through this second form of government.
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Etienne Walker. De la discipline au travail électoral ? Gouverner l’espace-temps récréatif nocturne à Rennes. Cultures & conflits, L'Harmattan, 2017, pp.123-143. ⟨10.4000/conflits.19477⟩. ⟨hal-02011194⟩



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