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“Thanks for Getting Me in Touch with Local Politicians!”

A Sociological Study of the “Association of Young Chinese in France” as a Political Professionalization Springboard for Descendants of Chinese Migrants

“感谢把我介绍给当地政客!”

一项以发挥跳板作用的“法国华裔青年协会”为例的华裔移 民后代政治职业化的社会学研究
In: Journal of Chinese Overseas
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Emmanuel Santarromana University Paris 1 Sorbonne Paris France

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思萌 王[Wang Simeng] The French National Centre for Scientific Research Paris France

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Abstract

This article focuses on the political engagement and professionalization of French youth of Chinese origin through a case study of the Association of Young Chinese in France (Association des Jeunes Chinois de France, AJCF), acting as a springboard toward political professionalization. It relies on several qualitative studies recently carried out in the Paris region, with French associative and political actors of Chinese origin. After analyzing the raising of awareness regarding anti-Asian racism as a key factor in the political socialization and engagement of French Chinese youth, the article shows that being a leading member of the AJCF allows one to build a social network of contacts among political actors and affirms that this acquired political capital is one of the catalysts for being identified and recruited by political authorities at the local level, as a step toward the development of an electoral career.

摘要

本文以“法国华裔青年协会”(Association des Jeunes Chinois de France, AJCF) 作为分析案例, 研究华裔青年在法国的政治参与和政治职业化,着重阐述该协会在华裔青年政治职业化中所发挥的跳板作用。基于在巴黎地区近期开展的一系列质性调查,本文的研究对象是活跃在法国协会和政界的华裔青年。本文首先分析针对反亚裔种族主义的意识觉醒在法国华裔青年政治社会化和政治参与过程中所发挥的关键作用。其次,文章指出成为“法国华裔青年协会”的领导或核心成员能帮助他们与政客们建立社交网络,并且这些通过领导协会而获取的政治资本是这些华裔青年在地方层级被政治权力机构所识别和被招募的催化因素,从此投身政治、发展选举 生涯。

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