Immigration and National Identity

Immigration and National Identity

North African Political Movements in Colonial and Postcolonial France

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Immigration is at the heart of social, cultural and political debate in France, a country still struggling to come to terms with its postcolonial legacy. Here Assaoui provides a radical re-examination of the assumptions about immigrants and ethnic and national identity through a study of the Maghrebis, especially their political mobilization from the colonial to the postcolonial period. Combining insights from the archive and interviews with political activists, he examines the diaspora’s voice and their struggle against racism and oppression. Through a study of key political movements, he shows how they constructed a powerful and consistent political tradition and charts the development, in France, of the Algerian anti-colonial and nationalist movement, as well as new forms of political activism during the 1970s. Immigration and National Identity foregrounds the migrants’ perspective and the necessary historical background to the fraught contemporary context of immigrant communities in France. It will be valuable for all those concerned with immigration, colonialism and postcolonialism, cultural studies, sociology and the study of contemporary France.



McMillan Palgrave

Immigration is at the heart of social, cultural and political debate in France, a country still struggling to come to terms with its postcolonial legacy. Here Assaoui provides a radical re-examination of the assumptions about immigrants and ethnic and national identity through a study of the Maghrebis, especially their political mobilization from the colonial to the postcolonial period. Combining insights from the archive and interviews with political activists, he examines the diaspora’s voice and their struggle against racism and oppression. Through a study of key political movements, he shows how they constructed a powerful and consistent political tradition and charts the development, in France, of the Algerian anti-colonial and nationalist movement, as well as new forms of political activism during the 1970s. Immigration and National Identity foregrounds the migrants’ perspective and the necessary historical background to the fraught contemporary context of immigrant communities in France. It will be valuable for all those concerned with immigration, colonialism and postcolonialism, cultural studies, sociology and the study of contemporary France.



Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies ; New York, NY : In the United States and in Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
ISBN: 9781441628916
1441628916
1845118359
9781845118358
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (x, 307 pages)

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