To be or not to be in his own place, there is the question: about the meaning of the place of soldiers Sentinelle operation in urban public space

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Title
To be or not to be in his own place, there is the question: about the meaning of the place of soldiers Sentinelle operation in urban public space
Journal
Territoire en mouvement.Revue de Géographie et d'Aménagement
Author(s)
Arthur Oldra
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/09/2021
Language
french
Abstract
In places of affluence (touristic, of transports, cultural), this is trivial to cross patrols of soldiers from the Sentinelle operation. Permanently present in some public places since 2001, their number has significantly augmented after the terrorist attacks in january 2015 in Paris. However, before being made visible on the public scene, this is firstly a logical of setting in place that must be performed, from preparation to achievement of the mission. For the military, this implementation is carried out "in situation" by the body during the first patrols, firstly physically in a succession of emplacements but also symbolically during interactions or by games of distances whether with the urban dwellers or other soldiers. Indeed, the places of each are redefined or put in question, establishing a balance of power between the newly arrived soldiers and local users. These situations of interaction reflect a dialectical tension between an occupied location and his social legitimacy. These situations, which express as many games of places and placements, are therefore renegotiated by the action of the patrols of the Sentinelle force. As a result, occupying a place creates a double dimension for the military, an action on space (patrols, prohibitions, etc.) and a reflection (sense of mission, reasons of engagement) of this action. We suggest to present the putting in place of soldiers into the urban public space and then the meaning they made.
Keywords
place, public space, military, sentinelle, interaction
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Yes
Create date
13/10/2021 10:16
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13/10/2021 10:27
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