By the 1920s, the physical transformation in the urban space of Montmartre led two groups of artists to "secede" from the city of Paris, at least in spirit. Calling themselves the Commune Libre de Montmartre and the République de Montmartre, these painters, illustrators, poets, writers, and musicians articulated a distinctive community-based identity centered around mutual aid, sociability, and limiting urban development. They also reached out to the poor of the neighborhood through charity efforts, thus linking their fates with those of other area residents. Through these organizations, neighborhood artists came to terms with the changes taking place in the city of Paris in the 1920s by navigating between nostalgia and modernism. They sought to keep alive an older vision of the artists' Montmartre while adapting to the new conditions of the post-World War I city.
Jeffrey H. Jackson
Creating Situations and Spaces of a City's Counter-narrative
This article explores the creation of new structures of participation and counter imaginaries within the city between the poles of arts and politics. On the basis of two case studies, one situated in the non-institutionalised artistic field and one in the non-institutionalised political field, I will explore narratives of a 'topography of the possible' in the city of Salzburg. Aiming to outline collage pieces of a topography of the possible and of counter-narrative in and of the city – the city is looked at in terms of collage, understood as overlapping layers of the three spatial dimensions materiality (physical space), sociability (social space) and the imaginary (symbolic space). These are understood as differing but interrelated spatial dimensions, each one unfolding forms of collective appropriation of a city. The focus lies on the creation of social relations and collective imaginaries on the micro-level of cultural and political self-organised initiatives, looked at under terms of narration and storytelling. My ethnographic project asks for the creative potentiality of a city and for the creative power of social relations and collective imaginaries.
Comparaison entre Casablanca et des communes rurales du Souss (enquête de 2013)
Laurence Tibère, Jean-Pierre Poulain, Nicolas Bricas, Driss Boumeggouti, and Claude Fischler
Abstract: This article provides an overview of Moroccan people’s eating habits, in a context of urbanisation and, more broadly, of ongoing changes in lifestyles and social aspirations. The analysis is mainly based on data from a quantitative survey conducted between 2012 and 2013. It focuses on the differences and commonalities between the meals of Casablanca residents and those of the inhabitants of rural areas in the Souss region. The article points out the existence of differentiated situations between the two contexts, particularly with regard to the number of meals or food sociability. It also shows the importance of certain habits, both in the city and in rural villages, such as the social valuation of certain dishes or products, or the importance of commensality.
Résumé : Cet article propose un panorama des habitudes des Marocains relatives aux repas, dans un contexte d’urbanisation et, plus largement, de mutations en cours dans les modes de vie et les aspirations sociales. L’analyse se fonde principalement sur les données d’une enquête quantitative menée entre 2012 et 2013. Elle porte sur les différences et les points de convergence entre les repas des Casablancais et ceux des habitants de communes rurales du Souss. L’article pointe l’existence de situations différenciées entre les deux contextes, s’agissant en particulier du nombre des repas ou encore des sociabilités alimentaires. Il montre aussi la prégnance, en ville comme dans les villages ruraux, de certaines habitudes, telle que la valorisation de certains plats ou produits, ou l’importance de la commensalité.
James Longhurst, Sheila Dwyer, John Lennon, Zhenhua Chen, Rudi Volti, Gopalan Balachandran, Katarina Gephardt, Mathieu Flonneau, Kyle Shelton, and Fiona Wilkie
debate on Britain’s attempts between the wars to create for its overseas possessions a sustainable naval self-defense. The Best Conference You Never Went To Colin Divall, ed., Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities (London: Pickering
A Phenomenon and a Period Distinctive in the Cultural History of America
R.W. (Bob) Reising
from his preparatory school to the campus of Connecticut’s world-acclaimed institution. “The Yale Spirit” quickly transforms “the well-rounded, athletic, intelligent, and sociable Merriwell” into “a manly boy…; recast Street and Smith as a purveyor of
Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller
Sociability in South Africa,” in Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities , ed. Colin Divall (New York: Routledge, 2015), 39–51. 22 Ibid., 43. 23 McKittrick, Demonic Grounds . 24 Simpson, Trafficking Subjects ; Cresswell, On the Move . 25
A Test Case in India
Geographers 38, no. 1 (2013): 106–119, doi:10.1111/j.1475–5661.2012.00501.x . 19 Nigel Clark, Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet (London: Sage, 2010).
Hub of the Nationalist Underground, Paris 1926–1962
movements in nineteenth-century France have shown in some detail how, at the micro-level, urban clubs, associations, and chambrées sustained forms of sociability in which a popular radical tradition took root, often hidden away from the eyes of the police
Dhan Zunino Singh
in 1925 by El Riel Porteño , illustrates very well a man’s expectations of initiating a relationship with an unknown woman during a daily journey as much as the intention of the company to show the tramway as a space of sociability. He was a worker
Mobile Autoethnography on a South African Bus Service
Lives and Embodiment,” Mobilities (2014), DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2014.941257 ; Gordon Pirie, “Colours, Compartments and Corridors: Racialised Spaces, Mobility and Sociability in South Africa,” in Cultural Histories of Sociability, Spaces and Mobility