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Contribution à l'étude interculturelle du développement des catégorisations

Abstract : This paper tries to establish the link between enculturation contexts and the relative importance of two major types of schematic categorization linked by two types of processes (contiguity and substi­tuability). Age/ culture group cross-study evinces differences in the relationships between the two processes that develop at ages 7-8 and 10-11 and in a group of Reunion island vs a group of metropolitan subjects. The findings basically show : - the actualization of the substitutional process is more important in the metropolitan group and the actua¬lization of the contiguous process more important in the Reunion group at 7-8 years old ; - a readjustment (with an increased mobility) takes place between the two categorization types as subjects shift from the 7-8 to the 10-11 age group. Such phenomenon is common to both groups but more marked in the metropolitan group. Inter-category relationships become closer with age in the metropolitan group and have greater variance in the Reunion island group. Findings highlight the evolution of such inter-category relationships and help sketch two development lines in relation to enculturation environments. The paper discusses factors for one prevailing categorization mode.
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Marie-Christophe Parmentier, Jean-François Hamon. Contribution à l'étude interculturelle du développement des catégorisations. Kabaro, revue internationale des Sciences de l'Homme et des Sociétés, L'Harmattan ; Université de La Réunion, 2005, L'identité et la construction de l'identité dans les îles du Sud-Ouest de l'océan Indien, III (3-4), pp.83-108. ⟨hal-03485415⟩

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