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L'engagement étudiant dans un monde d'individualisation : construction identitaire et parcours politiques

Abstract : Student activism, like all types of activism, has undergone a number of fundamental changes over recent decades. These changes have often been reduced to an opposition between membership activism and what Jacques Ion calls post-it activism. Through a series of interviews held with students active within not for profit organisations, political organisations, unions as well as students categorised as alter-activists, this PhD thesis presents an inventory of how different forms of activism work as experimental spaces and influence the identity and political construction of individuals. Moreover, this PhD thesis revises the binary opposition between the militant form of membership activism and the detached form of post-it activism, and contends that the notion of intensity is no longer relevant as it cannot be measured against how long someone is a affiliated to an organisation because today new forms of activism relate to several different spheres in the life of an individual.By articulating the sociology of agency, social movement theory, the sociology of youth and the sociology of the public sphere, this PhD thesis brings to light new shifts in student activism within the context of individualisation and advanced modernity.
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Claire Thoury. L'engagement étudiant dans un monde d'individualisation : construction identitaire et parcours politiques. Sociologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCA050⟩. ⟨tel-01719377⟩

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