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Les chinois en Algérie : un nouveau paradigme d’immigration : le cas des commerçants chinois

Abstract : This thesis addresses the evolution of the concept of the foreigner in a country of emigration through the example of Chinese traders in Algeria. The definition of the foreigner which for a long time dominated the discipline of the sociology of immigration since the beginning of the nineteenth century is no longer the same today because it no longer meets the current context. The evolution of representations against foreign countries is due to the change in the aspirations of the foreigner himself, who is looking for new opportunities. It is no longer a question of foreigners representing a labor force in the context of economic immigration. We are faced with a foreigner who emigrates with his money for a specific purpose that is to say to undertake and sometimes even create employment for the benefit of the premises. Thus, abroad, by its aspirations, creates a dynamic of representations that allows the coexistence of pre-established representations and those relating to coexistence and social relations. The development of representations with regard to the foreigner integrates a modernization of this concept. Nevertheless, some representations refer to stereotypes and prejudices that are sometimes anchored in society and which become myths, notably on the Chinese product. Nevertheless, things change with respect to the perception of the Chinese personality which is on the contrary appreciated and sometimes considered as an example of success. This research allows us to understand that we are facing a paradigm shift in the study of the phenomenon of migration and that it is necessary to develop new concepts to analyze this new type of foreigners
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Samia Hammou. Les chinois en Algérie : un nouveau paradigme d’immigration : le cas des commerçants chinois. Sociologie. Université de Lorraine, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LORR0385⟩. ⟨tel-02060128⟩



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