Enquête sur la transmission précoce des appartenances au sein de la famille (ETPAF)
En collaboration avec le Centre Emile Durkheim, Florence Delmotte participe au projet financé par le Ministère français de la culture et la région Nouvelle Aquitaine.
This collective study on young children’s socialization to nationalism study follows Michael Billig’s thesis on banal nationalism and is also inspired by Norbert Elias’s historical sociology on the long-lasting of national habitus. Billig argued in the mid-1990s that the so-called “hot” nationalisms, vested as such by the ones who enliven them, are made of no different ingredients than a less hectic and often less conscious form of nationalism which Billig qualifies as “banal”. “Patriotism” to others, banal nationalism is the “international ideology” which normalizes the idea that the world should be divided into nations, and that all individuals should have one for them to cherish and defend. Several works have shown after his how we are indeed constantly exposed, in our adult lives, to reminders that nationalism is our natural and unique political horizon. This study investigates how this unquestioned nationalism is early transmitted to young children at home through a qualitative inquiry lead in the region of Bordeaux, France, with 30 families comprising at least one 5 or 6 years-old child. Interviews use mainly projective interview techniques, in order to grasp how parents transmit to their children belonging-related landmarks