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Les pratiques urbaines des lycéens de quartiers populaires : quelles expériences de l'altérité ?

Abstract : This thesis positions itself within the debate on the "ghettoization" of French working-class neighbourhoods. To move forward in this debate, it is necessary to take into account all the daily urban experiences of their inhabitants. With this in mind, urban experiences of Vaulx-en-Velin high school students, both in the central public spaces and in the social microcosm that constitutes the high school, are questioned and put in comparison with their social representations. These adolescents who, without being marginalized, are stigmatized by the media sphere, categorize the social world according to different dichotomous processes. An intersectional approach is mobilized to analyze the intertwining of spatial, social, ethno-racial and moral dimensions that underlie their representations. The fieldwork is based on qualitative surveys conducted among adolescents in two high schools: Robert Doisneau in Vaulx-en-Velin and Juliette-Récamier in Lyon. High school students are expanding progressively their practices along a continuum ranging from their home neighbourhood to Lyon downtown. The search for autonomy, anonymity and social diversity guides their discovery (often accompanied by peers) of different urban spaces. More specifically, Lyon's city centre, where interactions are ruled by a kind of detached politeness, allows teenagers to experience indifference. However, beyond this, the feeling of being equal to others remains subject to the adoption of the social codes of the dominant society.
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Marine Huet. Les pratiques urbaines des lycéens de quartiers populaires : quelles expériences de l'altérité ?. Sociologie. Université de Lyon, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LYSE2036⟩. ⟨tel-01891034⟩



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