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Géographie d’une surproduction. Tribulations d’invendus textiles dans le corridor Abidjan-Lagos

Abstract : In the large west African markets, unsold stocks of new textiles are sold daily. Coming from Asia and Europe, these goods find a special place in markets saturated with counterfeit, second-hand and so-called "traditional" clothes. This paper studies the perpetuation of a (re)commercialization channel for industrial textile waste. This particular object, the unsold goods, invites us to explore the links between North and South, but also between the different countries of the South, between the peripheries of globalization, shedding light on the logics of overproduction and their management. This text proposes to follow certain goods and, with them, people, modes of production and ideas that circulate along the West African urban corridor between Abidjan and Lagos. Understanding the circulation of unsold goods is also an illustration of globalization from below.
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Nicolas Le Borgne. Géographie d’une surproduction. Tribulations d’invendus textiles dans le corridor Abidjan-Lagos. L'Information géographique, Armand Colin, 2021, Quoi de neuf en géographie urbaine ? (3), 85 (2), pp.107-134. ⟨10.3917/lig.852.0107⟩. ⟨hal-03267951⟩

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