Contemporary society is increasingly characterized by an intense mobility of individuals, which has been boosted by the evolution of transportation. Indeed, although the development of means of communication has greatly reduced the need to physically reach places, it is evident how nowadays people can move easily and faster than in the past. Undoubtedly, internal migration represents a fundamental aspect of mobility, whose concept is strongly linked to that of space. In this regard, while international migrations refer to a wide territorial context, internal migration involves a detailed and precise territory. Thus, chartography techniques are widely considered to be the best representation of internal migration. In fact, cartography has been used since the earliest studies of internal migrations. However, given the size and density of the flows, other methods of representation have often been preferred. The objective of this research, is therefore to investigate different methods of representation of internal migration, including cartography. In doing so, it is here presented an overview of the different methods of representation adopted by scholars to describe internal migration in Italy, with the aim of highlighting their limits and possibilities. Through a chronological approach, this article tries to demonstrate how the first map, created with traditional graphic instruments, seems to be the best appropriate tool through which representing the phenomenon at hand.

Reynaud, C. (2022). Cartographier et représenter les migrations internes en Italie. MIGRATIONS SOCIÉTÉ, 34(187), 65-79.

Cartographier et représenter les migrations internes en Italie

Reynaud C
2022

Abstract

Contemporary society is increasingly characterized by an intense mobility of individuals, which has been boosted by the evolution of transportation. Indeed, although the development of means of communication has greatly reduced the need to physically reach places, it is evident how nowadays people can move easily and faster than in the past. Undoubtedly, internal migration represents a fundamental aspect of mobility, whose concept is strongly linked to that of space. In this regard, while international migrations refer to a wide territorial context, internal migration involves a detailed and precise territory. Thus, chartography techniques are widely considered to be the best representation of internal migration. In fact, cartography has been used since the earliest studies of internal migrations. However, given the size and density of the flows, other methods of representation have often been preferred. The objective of this research, is therefore to investigate different methods of representation of internal migration, including cartography. In doing so, it is here presented an overview of the different methods of representation adopted by scholars to describe internal migration in Italy, with the aim of highlighting their limits and possibilities. Through a chronological approach, this article tries to demonstrate how the first map, created with traditional graphic instruments, seems to be the best appropriate tool through which representing the phenomenon at hand.
Les sociétés contemporaines se caractérisent par une intensification de la mobilité géographique des individus, laquelle est favorisée par l'évolution des moyens de transport. Les migrations internes représentent, à n’en pas douter, un aspect essentiel de la mobilité, un concept fortement corrélé à celui d'espace. À cet égard, alors que les migrations internationales se déroulent dans un espace physique très vaste, les migrations internes ont lieu dans un espace géographique plus restreint, plus précis, et donc plus facile à représenter sur une carte. C’est pour cette raison qu’en matière de représentation des migrations internes, les techniques de cartographie sont généralement considérées comme la méthode la plus adéquate. Toutefois, même si la cartographie est utilisée depuis les premières publications sur les migrations internes, d'autres méthodes de représentation ont été mobilisées en fonction de la taille et de la densité des flux. L'objectif du présent article est de présenter de façon succincte les principales méthodes de représentation des migrations internes, en prenant pour objet le cas de l’Italie depuis les années 1960. Pour ce faire, nous présentons un tableau global des différentes méthodes de représentation utilisées par les chercheurs, en mettant en évidence les limites et les avantages de ces travaux.
Reynaud, C. (2022). Cartographier et représenter les migrations internes en Italie. MIGRATIONS SOCIÉTÉ, 34(187), 65-79.
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