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La transgression dans les années noires : Nancy 1940-1944

Abstract : Although transgression has already been dealt with in historiography, its theorising has never been fully and thoroughly achieved. This thesis aimt at providing a definition that will be read as the result of a law-challenging will combined with the awareness of looming threats, the ability to build up strategy beyond a normative framework together with the ability to undermine existing power. The concept has been tested and validated through 1940-1944 daily police reports that were written in then German-occupied Nancy. The aim is to study how transgression becomes and overwhelming phenomenon so that it almost looks like conventional normality. First, the study of the way deviance was implemented gives us information about war-time provincial society and about physical changes in urban landscape. Transgression thus reveals its multifaceted aspects in political disobedience, opinions, violence, economics, morals, transport, identity and behaviour. There we’ll follow the markers of collaboration with the nazis, resistance, deportation, survival behaviour as well as psyche and mental representations. Last the transgressor will be analysed on a human scale in order to build up a sociology of crime, draw up the typical profile of deviant people and make you closer to notable figures of resistants fighters, those entitled « Righteous among the nations » and meet conventional yet critical citizens. Those 1550 days in German-occupied Nancy give the opportunity to steep yourself into times when ab-normality was the rule. The view through the prism of transgression should allow us to better understand the strategies implemented by society to fit with the situation
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Didier Perrin. La transgression dans les années noires : Nancy 1940-1944. Histoire. Université de Lorraine, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LORR0147⟩. ⟨tel-02069186⟩



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