Porter la cause et être soi : le devoir identitaire de la diaspora palestinienne en France

Abstract : The thesis is based on fieldwork conducted with the Palestinian diaspora in France and on the analysis of the “Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior” (MAROB) database compiled at the University of Maryland. We focus on the plurality of Palestinians’ commitments towards their home country. Their absolute duty to keep their identity is overseen by their constant concern not to betray the Palestinian cause. Our results indicate that both the commitment of the Palestinians living in France and their identity more broadly, do not solely originate in a direct socialization process or in historical and cultural belonging. Their commitment from afar is also shaped by the normative representations and expectations deriving from the host society. Furthermore, commitment from afar often emancipates itself from institutional boundaries and materializes at a more individualistic level. A diverse spectrum of engagement with the Palestinian cause shows that diaspora members find ways of expression and action allowing them to combine their commitments with the pursuit of their personal aspirations. That diversity, far from leading to conflict, gives way to peaceful plurality.
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Ellie Mevel. Porter la cause et être soi : le devoir identitaire de la diaspora palestinienne en France. Sociologie. Normandie Université, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018NORMR159⟩. ⟨tel-02134557⟩

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