Frenchness and the African Diaspora Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France

ISBN-10: 0253221315

ISBN-13: 9780253221315

Edition: 2009

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Description: In 2005, following the death of two youths of African origin, France erupted in a wave of violent protest. More than 10,000 automobiles were burned or stoned, hundreds of public buildings were vandalized or burned to the ground, and hundreds of people were injured. Charles Tshimanga, Ch. Didier Gondola, Peter J. Bloom, and a group of international scholars seek to understand the causes and consequences of these momentous events, while examining how the concept of Frenchness has been reshaped by the African diaspora in France and the colonial legacy.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Examining Frenchness and the African Diaspora
Auto da f�: Understanding the 2005 Riots
Primitive Rebellion in the French Banlieues: On the Fall 2005 Riots
The Republic and Its Beast: On the Riots in the French Banlieues
Figures of Multiplicity: Can France Reinvent Its Identity?
Outsiders in the French Melting Pot: The Public Construction of Invisibility for Visible Minorities
Colonization, Citizenship, and Containment
From Imperial Inclusion to Republican Exclusion? France's Ambiguous Postwar Trajectory
Colonial Syndrome: French Modern and the Deceptions of History
Transient Citizens: The Othering and Indigenization of Blacks and Beurs within the French Republic
The Law of February 23, 2005: The Uses Made of the Revival of France's "Colonial Grandeur"
Visions and Tensions of Frenchness
A Conservative Revolution within Secularism: The Ideological Premises and Social Effects of the March 15, 2004, "Anti-Headscarf" Law
Zidane: Portrait of the Artist as Political Avatar
The State of French Cultural Exceptionalism: The 2005 Uprisings and the Politics of Visibility
Let the Music Play: The African Diaspora, Popular Culture, and National Identity in Contemporary France
A Call to Action: "We Are the Natives of the Republic!"
Glossary
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
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