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Leur guerre d’Algérie : enjeux de mémoire dans la socialisation politique des jeunes Français

Abstract : 39% of young French people today have a family member who’s been impacted by the Algerian War of Independence. Based on a survey of 3 000 people aged 18 – 25, and 75 interviews with grand-children of veterans, harkis, pieds-noirs, jews from Algeria and FLN or OAS activists, this research explores what young people know and retain from this past, what has been transmitted in millions of families affected by this history and the way the new generation interpret, negotiate and use this heritage in daily life. Generally speaking, this thesis questions the role collective memory has on young people’s identity building and political socialization.If family transmission determines a stronger interest in this history and even the shape of some accounts might take, judgment over the past remains primarily defined by political orientation and the content of family political socialization.Young descendants have simply a specific and intimate relationship to this past, identity questions of their own and a stronger politization. However, antagonisms over the past remains a left and right issue. The permanence of racism, antisemitism and orientations towards immigration and otherness are the main political heritage of the France’s Algerian history. For a minority of young people, they remain a source of cleavage and a vector of politization. However, in its majority, the new generation is already building a more peaceful and more consensual relationship to the past.
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Paul Max Morin. Leur guerre d’Algérie : enjeux de mémoire dans la socialisation politique des jeunes Français. Science politique. Institut d'études politiques de paris - Sciences Po, 2022. Français. ⟨NNT : 2022IEPP0002⟩. ⟨tel-03663518⟩



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