Oases in Southern Tunisia: The End or the Renewal of a Clever Human Invention?
- Bénédicte Veyrac-Ben AhmedAffiliated withUniversité de ToulouseUniversité J. Jaurès Email author
- , Slaheddine AbdedayemAffiliated withLaboratoire d’économie et sociétés rurales (LESOR)
Today, we do not know how to define oases or how to classify them due to the diversity of their situations and changing routes on which they are situated. We may eventually keep this name for the small islands of greenery now irrigated by wells. They may have lost their trees, and may have been cut off from their network of exchange, or even been abandoned by farmers who have become urban dwellers. Do the new features of these spaces completely transform the age-old notion of oasis, even if the oasis landscape remains? Is then the notion of an oasis only linked to its superficial image? In looking for a more modern and dynamic definition of these spaces, it is relevant to propose new typologies. Once we assume that future oases will never look like they did in the past, this may imply not just an evolution of the term, but its demise.
KeywordsOasis Tunisia Evolution Traditional landscape
- Oases in Southern Tunisia: The End or the Renewal of a Clever Human Invention?
- Book Title
- Oases and Globalization
- Book Subtitle
- Ruptures and Continuities
- Book Part
- Part I
- pp 3-16
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- Springer International Publishing
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- Springer International Publishing AG
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- 1. Université Paris-Diderot
- 2. Département de Géographie - UFR LSHS, University Paris 13-North
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- 3. Université de Toulouse, UMR GEODE, Toulouse, France
- 4. Université J. Jaurès, MSH, 5 Allées A. Machado, 31058 Cedex 1, Toulouse, France
- 5. Laboratoire d’économie et sociétés rurales (LESOR), Medenine, Tunisia
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