Les jeunes d'Alep face à un nouvel horizon alimentaire. Pratiques sociales et représentations corporelles.

Abstract : This study concerns food habits as a reflect of the social and temporal organisation of young people in Aleppo an is based on a fundamental concept in the Arab societies : the opposition between the inside and the outside. I took a spatial approach, considering relationship between body and its environments (home, family and urbanity). I distinguished from one part familial food, inside the space of life and the food in the public space, with cookers and men from restaurants. I tried to see, from this bipolar repartition if the young people are evolving from one space to another one and in that optic if they were distancing from the familial meal. After giving definition of what means being young in the Arab society, I described the everyday life of some young people in Aleppo: their ways of being, their activities, their social relations with families and their friendships. Young people are reflecting the social changes, they are passive and active actors of it. They are at the same time under pression of the tradition in their conservative society and the slowing coming modernity, real and virtual. The anthropologist questioning of the relationship to the body, the image of the body from its own point of view and in the eyes of the other, was explored in the aleppean context.
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Sophie-Anne Sauvegrain. Les jeunes d'Alep face à un nouvel horizon alimentaire. Pratiques sociales et représentations corporelles.. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00417428⟩

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