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Fêtes de rue, enfants d'immigrés et identité locale. Enquête dans la région niçoise

Abstract : Based on fieldwork in the Nice region, this article discusses the involvement of the children of immigrants in new kinds of urban struggles. Such conflicts are expressed in street festivals that are designed to be independant of any local authority. The author approaches local identities as both the arena of struggle regarding the institutional definition of the city and the source of self-definition of the inhabitants. The promotion of Nice's touristic image as the capital of the C6te d'Azur gives rise to lively resistance movements to such a definition of the city and to enthusiastic, voluntary participation in them by youth of North African background. During "independant" carnivals and other street festivals organized in the old popular quarters of the city, expressions of identity arise that are based on an alternative project for life in the city. Thus, such celebrations contribute to the production of a sense of identity that is less based on the common origins of the participants than on the ideal of a community open to the neighborhood, the city and the world.
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Christian Rinaudo. Fêtes de rue, enfants d'immigrés et identité locale. Enquête dans la région niçoise. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, 2000, 16 (2), pp.43-57. ⟨halshs-00080709⟩



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