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Socialisations alimentaires et pratiques rituelles durant la petite enfance

Abstract : Two insights can be drawn from the data presented in this article. The first one consists in examining the articulation between daily rituals and routines, two “objects” too often treated separately in scientific literature. The second one allows for a reflection on the impact of the small rites of passage inherent to the diversification of food consumption and which are defined as “ephemeral rituals”. From a diachronic perspective, this article deals with the multiplicity of ritual practices that take place during family socialisation. From a synchronic point of view, it supports a dynamic view of rituals as a result of the changes at work during the food socialisation of the young child. As these rituals and daily habits are unique and ephemeral, they are considered as “little nothings”, and this contributes to their inconspicuousness. This article intends to highlight their importance not only to the child’s individual socialisation process, but also to family food socialisation. This perspective implicitly questions the liminal status of the child during the process of diversification of food consumption. It also examines how the household production of rituals sets “minor transitions” in the children’s socializing phase, thus leading to the definition of new foods and to the acknowledgement of their status as eaters.
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Anne Dupuy, Amandine Rochedy. Socialisations alimentaires et pratiques rituelles durant la petite enfance. Anthropology of Food, Anthropology of Food, 2018. ⟨hal-03439437⟩



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