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Habiter ensemble les milieux. Explorations inachevées du faire-avec

Abstract : In regard to the multiplication of cohousing projects in France by the early 2000s, this thesis offers an empirical examination of the co-habitation project as a political gesture. The thesis focuses on two different collectives of residents, one with a cooperative of inhabitant's project in the urban area and the other with a host community's project in the countryside. Following the implementation of these two projects, the thesis questions their common ambition to transform ways of lives from a voluntary and localized participation. Far enough from promoting a large reforming project and a deep transformation of the State, those experiences try to build replicable solutions of living from the collective's scale, composing with their local environment and try to articulate multifaceted and large scale's issues. From a pragmatist inspiration and a monographic methodology, the thesis proposes to articulate the negotiation of these projects at the collective's scale and the opening doors of possible futures at the scale of the society introducing the notion of the making with. The making with refers to a mode of operation claimed by the actors to build a solution confronting to the difficulties related to the implementation of those projects but also, the instauration process of a non-violent relation with the world to include people who want to participate and to consider the local environment and entities in place. At the same time, the collectives are facing various problems. From the act of inhabiting they explore solutions to solve various issues and try to rethink the habitability of Earth and the conditions of a common future. From this perspective, the thesis considers the cohabitation project as a political theory in acts which is deployed and materialized in a place and daily practices, and nourishes particular forms of life: one form of life deploying by a third path model and another by the “compagnonnage model”.
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Emilie Perault. Habiter ensemble les milieux. Explorations inachevées du faire-avec. Sociologie. Université Paris sciences et lettres, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020UPSLM076⟩. ⟨tel-03417219⟩



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