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Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Céline Guilleux


L'université de Lorraine, par son progamme Lorraine université d'excellence (LUE), offre une bourse de thèse de 3 ans sur le sujet « Les territoires du travail industriel dans l'habillement, le cuir et le textile : mutations et dynamiques ». La thèse s'inscrit dans la thématique LUE « l'avenir du travail » et sera réalisée parallèlement et en collabaration avec deux autres thèses, l'une en science de gestion (Gérer le travail pour favoriser l'émergence conjointe de la compétence industrielle de l'entreprise et de la compétence des équipes de production dans les secteurs en mutation : le cas de la gestion des compétences dans l'industrie habillement-cuir-textile du XXIe siècle) et l'une en sociologie (Modèles de production et formes de mise au travail dans l'industrie habillement-cuir-textile au XXIe siècle).



In the framework of a three-part project about the work mutations in the the clothing-leather-textile industries called 'to dress and wear the planet', the aim of this geographical research is to analyse the territorial impacts of the dichotomy between the very old territorial anchorage of these industrial branches and their necessary integration into current global networks. Instead of a total extinction of these traditional industrial branches, many companies succeed to survive to the economic crises and to develop themselves through innovation, upmarket and new organisations, which have many impacts on the territories. These are linked to the new buildings, new locations, industrial estates, new ways of training and the set-up of local networks of excellence (clusters) and certification. Moreover, during more than one century, these industries transformed the territories as they contributed to building whole cities (factory-towns), industrials valleys and basins, etc. The crises and de-industrialization leave strong aftermaths and heritages that the local stakeholders (surviving and developing companies, national, regional and local authorities, inhabitants, etc.) have to take into account in their developing policies. To address these issues, a landscape (ground and aerial) approach will be used because it allows (more than an usual quantitative approach): - a systemic point of view as the whole elements of the former and actual industrial systems are visible in the landscape; - a geohistorical point of view as landscape is a palimpsest, a kind of a memory of the former forms of work and training. With a focus on some iconic territories of clothing-leather and textile industries, especially in Grand Est (Vosges textile valleys, Bataville, Troyes) but in the rest of France too (industrial cluster of the Choletais, town of Romans-sur-Isère) and in the Grande Région (Verviétois in Wallonia in Belgium, Larochette in Luxembourg, Lambrechts/Pfalz in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany), this study could give some leads to re-develop industrial territories, born around very old industries and integrated now in newer organisations of work.


  • Nancy, France (54)


  • Friday, March 29, 2019


  • industrie, territoire, travail, formation, réseau, habillement, cuir, textile


  • Simon Edelblutte
    courriel : simmon [dot] edelblutte [at] univ-lorraine [dot] fr

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  • Simon Edelblutte
    courriel : simmon [dot] edelblutte [at] univ-lorraine [dot] fr

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« Les territoires du travail industriel dans l'habillement, le cuir et le textile : mutations et dynamiques », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019, https://calenda.org/594470

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