This article attempts to show the importance of establishing an interdisciplinary dialogue when dealing with historical trauma. This can be fostered by complementarity, the bedrock of the transcultural, which enables a connection between psychoanalysis and anthropology, as well as between history and politics. This argument is supported by a study of the « rioters » of Fall 2005, who were identified as French adolescents of « foreign origin ». Confronted with a group disavowal of the colonial past, these adolescents, in revolt against the reality of their present lives, also echo their own and quite specific history of France.
Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°3, pp. 565-575.