L'identité à l'épreuve du déplacement : étude d'une population expatriée

Abstract : This present research deals with the impact of expatriation on identity. Expatriation is here used to analyse the displacement on a corporal level by apprehending culture as a sensorial manner of being to the world. In this perspective, we apprehend a metapsychological definition of identity as the result of the work of narcissism, psychic envelopes, and identification. Narcissism is studied in its original links with culture and the senses. The cultural elements compose a mirror for the self that allows the subject to recognize himself in the world. The psychic envelopes show the variation of the frontier of the self. Finally, identification is studied based on the theories of group psychoanalysis and the notion of link. The metapsychological hypothesis that guided this research is that expatriation submits the subject to a vacillating of identity that will affect the articulation between the different psychic spaces. Our method is based on the use of interviews, Rorschach and TAT (Thematic apperception test) that we conducted among the French expatriate community in China during a travel research.
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Philippe Drweski. L'identité à l'épreuve du déplacement : étude d'une population expatriée. Psychologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015USPCB173⟩. ⟨tel-02180579⟩

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