Fælleshed som bynaturens sted: Metodologiske tilgange til familiært engagement i bygrønne fællesskaber

Translated title of the contribution: Commodity as the Place of Urban Nature: Methodological Approaches to Familiar Engagement in Urban Green Communities

Anette Gravgaard Christensen, Troels Krarup*, Amanda Krog Juvik, Jakob Laage-Thomsen

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Abstract

This article presents three methodological approaches to the study of urban nature as a location for what we call »commonality«, an idea which is based on the concept »familiar engagement« from the pragmatic sociology of Laurant Thevenot. Whereas the concept of familiar engagement itself bears resemblance to »place attachment« as used in, for example, psychology and geography, our broader theoretical approach has the advantage of coupling individual engagement with the concept of social coordination in the form of commonality. Thus, the approach draws analytical attention to the potential interplay between familiar engagements and other forms of engagement in the city's green places, namely functional engagements in plans and public engagements in justification. The analytical question, approached from three methodological angles, is what types of relationships exist between familiar engagement and commonality (plan, justification). The methodological pluralism of the paper results in a general claim about relationship between familiar, functional and justifiable engagement in urban nature, and that future research should take into account the many possible compositions of place-attachments, and not reduce these to one simple phenomena.
Translated title of the contributionCommodity as the Place of Urban Nature: Methodological Approaches to Familiar Engagement in Urban Green Communities
Original languageDanish
JournalDansk Sociologi
Volume30
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)37-57
Number of pages21
ISSN0905-5908
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Urban nature
  • Place-attachment
  • Familiar engagement
  • French pragmatism
  • Laurent Thévenot
  • Urban green communities

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