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La réception de la littérature de jeunesse par les enfants : une fenêtre ouverte sur le processus de socialisation

Abstract : Among other signs, the vitality of the children's book publishing field bears testimony to the important place books still occupy today in children's everyday lives. However, despite the fact that some French sociologists have already studied the content of children's books, the way young "readers" receive the norms and representations conveyed by this literature has been the object of very little sociological investigation. In the present thesis I analyze the way children understand and (re)interpret the textual and iconographic content of children's books, with a view to both shedding light on what is really at stake in the act of reception, and also bringing elements that might contribute to better understanding the process of socialization. I focus on "food," as it is an iconic observation tool for the entirety of this process's modalities and its many differentiations. An experimental protocol implemented on the field has allowed me to approach the point of view of 5- to 8-year-old children coming from various social backgrounds, and thus to study the way the messages conveyed by the various agents of socialization (such as family, mass media, and school) are organized, as well as the construction of potential belongings to a gender and/or social group. In this regard, the agency of very young children is also addressed.
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Doriane Montmasson. La réception de la littérature de jeunesse par les enfants : une fenêtre ouverte sur le processus de socialisation. Sociologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016USPCB180⟩. ⟨tel-01997596⟩



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