Terre de parole, Terre de partage? : regard anthropologique sur les relations interethniques dans les bars et nakamals de Nouméa (Nouvelle-Calédonie)

Authors: Poulin, Jean-Félix
Advisor: Gagné, Natacha
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyze the social dynamics at work in two types of important places of sociability, bars and nightclubs as well as nakamals, in Nouméa, New Caledonia, taking into account the overall socio-political context in which they take place. Not being able to cover all the bars, clubs and nakamals (kava bars) of Nouméa, the research focuses on 12 places, 6 bars and nightclubs and 6 nakamals, located in 4 different areas of the city. The analysis of certain revealing “social situations” observed in these places shows that the type of space in which the situations take place, as well as the substances that are consumed therein, influence the types of social relations that take place. Research thus reveals that nakamals are the most likely places to stage different forms of reconciliation between members of different ethnic communities, whereas in bars and nightclubs, interethnic relations are rather tense, if not conflictual, which contributes to maintain a feeling of insecurity. Keywords: New Caledonia, ethnicity, Kanak, Zoreille, Caldoche, Nouméa, urban setting, bar, nightclub, nakamal, kava, insecurity, reconciliation.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 18 October 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/36970
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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