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La société syrienne, entre résilience et fragmentation

Abstract : After five years of a conflict which had started as a peaceful uprising, before being trained in the spiral of uncontrolled violence, Syria, its people and its society now seem to be in a state of extreme fragmentation and disintegration. We refuse to follow media discourses that reduce the "Syrian conflict" to its military dimension, and forget the Syrians, reducing them to an undifferenciated group of victims. On the contrary, they demonstrate extraordinary inventiveness and imagination, both in solving the problems of everyday life and in the deployment of multiple forms of cultural expression, in telling what they live, in resisting morally the tragedy, thus opening paths to a new future. Our hypothesis is that the fragile Syrian civil society, which had begun to emerge before 2011, is developing, reinventing itself in the trial, adopting both original and varied forms shaped by necessity and constraints, but also by a renewed freedom and a deep and responsible commitment, and that in so doing, it is also the future of Syria and the Syrians that is prepared.
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Elisabeth Longuenesse, Laura Ruiz de Elvira. La société syrienne, entre résilience et fragmentation . Confluences Méditerranée , l'Harmattan, 2016, Syrie, entre fragmentation et résilience, 4/2016 (99), pp.9-18. ⟨hal-01410081⟩



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