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De la prison, peut-on voir la ville ? : continuum carcéral et socialisation résidentielle

Lucie Bony 1
1 CRH - Centre de Recherche sur l'Habitat
LAVUE - Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement
Abstract : Prison, as an unusual place and extraordinary habitat, is generally perceived as an isolate, which creates a discontinuity in its territory of implantation. This thesis articulates sociological and geographical approaches and shows instead the existence of a territorial continuum between prisons and inmates’ residential areas of origin. This phenomenon is studied at different scales, with quantitative and qualitative data. A statistical and mapping study identifies and describes inmates’ residential areas of origin in the Paris region: it shows the socio-demographic, ecological, and spatial structures of the system of places that the prison forms with these urban places. I also conducted interviews with prisoners and ex-prisoners inside a jail in the region and in some of their neighborhoods of origin. The stories collected recount their residential experiences before, during and after their stay in prison, and show synchronously and diachronically how they live the discontinuity between inside and outside. A cross analysis of these narratives, together with observations of everyday life in detention, reveals how the prison is marked by the social and residential characteristics of its population.
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Lucie Bony. De la prison, peut-on voir la ville ? : continuum carcéral et socialisation résidentielle. Géographie. Université Paris 10 Nanterre, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014PA100154⟩. ⟨tel-02976910⟩



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