Questioning racism and the sociocultural discrimination processes, we discuss the issue of difference in education through recent studies focusing on the fields of ethnic, generational, and gender relationships as well as of physical and mental differences. Drawing on Bhabha, Pierucci, Scott, Skliar, as well as on young researchers who took part in the 25th Annual meeting of the ANPED, we seek to understand the motivations built in the identity processes relative to difference. We conclude that the new, emerging perspectives to understand differences point out a more complex vision of the different, beyond the paradigm of diversity. The hybrid, fluid, polysemic, albeit promising, field of difference thus emerges, which forms in the inter-places of the enunciations of different subjects and multiple sociocultural identities.
Key words: Interculturality; Multiculturality; Cultural difference; Cultural identity; Diversity; Ethnic group; Gender; Childhood.
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