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Produire, consommer, vivre : les pratiques économiques du quotidien dans la Syrie en guerre (2011-2018)

Abstract : Drawing upon the example of Syria in the 2010s, this article seeks to understand the ways in which the economy has been transformed in wartime. In contrast to studies devoted to economies of war, it explores what day-to-day economic conditions – those involved in producing, consuming and living – become in wartime, including contexts characterized by the chaos of destruction, the collapse of collective frameworks and partisan, military and militia dynamics. In order to understand day-to-day economic reproduction in wartime, I identify both innovations in and continuities with the economic practices (predation and self-organization) underway in the context of the prewar authoritarian state. From there, I examine the contracting scales of the Syrian economy by focusing on the case of industrial activity. I then consider the spread of a “passage economy” – that is, a system for producing values established by multiple actors that exploits the fragmentation of space and mobility. Finally, I explore the population’s everyday economic life, which is organized at local but also international scales.
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Leila Vignal. Produire, consommer, vivre : les pratiques économiques du quotidien dans la Syrie en guerre (2011-2018). Critique Internationale, Presses de sciences po, 2018, 80 (3), pp.45-65. ⟨hal-02056420⟩



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