In this article, we try to analyse the difficulties youths have in recognizing themselves and being recognized as French. The complexity of their relations with citizen status engenders both deep insecurities and the dynamics of victimhood. Current laws on immigration reinforce these feelings and confirm for adolescents the risk of being banished from society. It is important to analyze these dynamics socially but also psychically, and to identify how we may situate ourselves as educators or psychologists.
Adolescence, 2008, T. 26, n°3, pp. 741-748.