Ronan Richard - From Uprooting to Exclusion: First World War Refugees in the French Rural West

societes-plurielles:8405 - Sociétés plurielles, August 31, 2021, 5-6 | 2021-2022 - Self-expatriation - https://doi.org/10.46298/societes-plurielles.2021.8405
From Uprooting to Exclusion: First World War Refugees in the French Rural WestArticle

Authors: Ronan Richard 1

During the First World War, between 2 and 3 million people choose exile, chased away by the fights. In West of France, 150 000 evacuees, refugees or repatriates are in this way welcomed. From autumn 1914, their integration causes difficulties, minor at the beginning but which become more important from 1915. In a context of prolonged war which nobody has predicted, their sociocultural profile is quickly considered as incompatible with the expectations of native populations, mainly rural and unaccustomed to this “discovery of the difference.”


Volume: 5-6 | 2021-2022 - Self-expatriation
Section: Articles
Published on: August 31, 2021
Accepted on: August 31, 2021
Submitted on: August 31, 2021
Keywords: History,war,World War One,Exodus,Migrations,Refugees,Solidarity,National sentiment,Histoire,guerre,Première Guerre mondiale,exode,migrations,réfugiés,solidarité,sentiment national,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences,[SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History

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