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Author Tshimanga, Charles
Title Frenchness and the African Diaspora : Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Examining Frenchness and the African Diaspora -- Part 1. Auto da fé: Understanding the 2005 Riots -- 1. Primitive Rebellion in the French Banlieues: On the Fall 2005 Riots -- 2. The Republic and Its Beast: On the Riots in the French Banlieues -- 3. Figures of Multiplicity: Can France Reinvent Its Identity? -- 4. Outsiders in the French Melting Pot:The Public Construction of Invisibility for Visible Minorities -- Part 2. Colonization, Citizenship, and Containment -- 5. From Imperial Inclusion to Republican Exclusion? France's Ambiguous Postwar Trajectory -- 6. Colonial Syndrome: French Modern and the Deceptions of History -- 7. Transient Citizens: The Othering and Indigenization of Blacks and Beurs within the French Republic -- 8. The Law of February 23, 2005:The Uses Made of the Revival of France's "Colonial Grandeur" -- Part 3. Visions and Tensions of Frenchness -- 9. A Conservative Revolution within Secularism:The Ideological Premises and Social Effects of the March 15, 2004, "Anti-Headscarf" Law -- 10. Zidane: Portrait of the Artist as Political Avatar -- 11. The State of French Cultural Exceptionalism: The 2005 Uprisings and the Politics of Visibility -- 12. Let the Music Play: The African Diaspora, Popular Culture, and National Identity in Contemporary France -- Appendix 1 A Call to Action: "We Are the Natives of the Republic!" -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- List of Contributors -- Index
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, 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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Tshimanga, Charles Frenchness and the African Diaspora : Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2009 9780253353757
Subject African diaspora -- France.;National characteristics, French.;Africans -- France -- Social conditions.;Africans -- France -- Ethnic identity.;Africans -- France -- Attitudes.;Africans -- Cultural assimilation -- France.;Popular culture -- France
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Alt Author Gondola, Ch. Didier
Bloom, Peter J
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