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Une perspective historique du processus de construction identitaire à l'île Maurice

Abstract : If ethnicity is not an inevitable component of the personality of each individual, how and to what purpose are ethnic identities created ? Empirical studies of the history of Mauritius reveal that there are specific periods when groups of population constituted themselves in distinct and exclusive ethnic groups, generally in a context of political mobilisation. These defining moments in the development of Mauritian society coincided with rapid socio-economic and political change. The author also underlines the fact that, far from promoting a post-ethnic society, recent economic and social developments have rekindled social struggles which, in the context of the ethnic division of power effected during the democratisation and decolonisation process, could not but take the shape of ethnic mobilisation.
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L. Jocelyn Chan Low. Une perspective historique du processus de construction identitaire à l'île Maurice. Kabaro, revue internationale des Sciences de l'Homme et des Sociétés, L'Harmattan ; Université de La Réunion, 2008, Interethnicité et Interculturalité à l’île Maurice, IV (4-5), pp.13-26. ⟨hal-03484888⟩



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