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Benoît   Carteron

Espaces et Sociétés - UMR 6590
Université d'Angers (France)
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I speak in the following language(s): French, English

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  • Field Research (2005 to 2008)
    Identities and sense of belonging in New-Caledonia — Université Catholique de l'Ouest - Angers
    By comparing the views of different communities involved, the interview survey conducted in Noumea and its suburbs, returns a picture of how people defend their cultural affiliations, perceive the other, express their similarities and differences.
  • Field Research (2008 to 2011)
    Ceremony of "Mwâ Kââ" : step of the national construction in New-Caledonia — Université Catholique de l'Ouest - Angers
    This research approches the effectiveness of a new ritual in a postcolonial context marked by the uncertain political future of New Caledonia. The question concerns the transposition of the Kanak symbolism from one context to another and the opportunity to make of this symbolic a support for identification of an emerging "nation". Combining culture and politics, the initiative of Mwâ Kââ can it be seen as an expression of an offensive identity whose aim is to proceed, from referents Kanak, an opening between historically opposing groups?
  • (2011)
    The Caldoche quest for identity in New Caledonia — Université Catholique de l'Ouest - Angers
    How Caldoches, in their subjective belonging, appropriate categories of identification and various images of the group? How they manage the tensions they reveal or raise? The article analyzes these multiple belongings, the opposition to Metropolitans and proximity with the Kanak world as many self-identifications process being caught between singular affirmation and construction of a common country
  • (2012 to now)
    Ethnography of a multiethnic peri-urban area in New Caledonia
    In a recent popular district (created in 1970) near Noumea, we try to understand how people with their multiple ethnic origins, daily live together; what are the mechanisms of differentiation and homogenization at work in the political context of tensions around nation building?
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