Children of North African Immigrants in France
While portrayals of immigrants and their descendants in France and throughout Europe often center on burning cars and radical Islam, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France paints a different picture. Through fieldwork and interviews in Paris and its banlieues, Jean Beaman examines middle-class and upwardly mobile children of maghrébin, or North African immigrants. By showing how these individuals are denied cultural citizenship because of their North African origin, she puts to rest the notion of a French exceptionalism regarding cultural difference, race, and ethnicity and further centers race and ethnicity as crucial for understanding marginalization in French society.
Keywordsislam; race and ethnicity; france; north african; second generation; international migration; cultural citizenship; postcolonial; racial project; children of immigrants; Banlieue; French people; Middle class; Paris; Social exclusion; United States
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Publication date and placeOakland, 2017
Society & social sciences
Migration, immigration & emigration