Identities, Discourses and Experiences by Nadia Kiwan
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Identities, Discourses and Experiences
By Nadia Kiwan

Identities, Discourses and Experiences

Young People of North African Origin in France

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Identities, Discourses and Experiences by Nadia Kiwan

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The 2005 rioting in France's suburbs caught the world's attention and exposed the limits of the Republic's policies on the integration of 'immigrant-origin' populations. This book examines academic and public discourses about young people of North African origin in France. The resurgence of such discussions in France, focusing on sensational questions of urban unrest, Islamic fundamentalism and the challenges of increasingly assertive cultural identities, means that it is all the more necessary not to overlook the 'ordinary' majority of young French-North Africans. Their own preoccupations often go unnoticed in a context where issues such as violence in the banlieues and the threat of terrorism are pushed to the fore, sometimes with devastating consequences in terms of discrimination and exclusion. The book rebalances and nuances the debates about post-migrant North-African youth by drawing on extensive empirical research carried out in those suburbs of north-east Paris affected by the riots. It studies the construction of identity amongst this invisible majority and, by adopting an ethnographic approach, addresses the disjuncture between the sometimes inflammatory discourses about this population and their own experiences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719076886
ISBN-10: 0719076889
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Identities, Discourses and Experiences by Nadia Kiwan Identities, Discourses and Experiences, Paperback (November 2013)

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Cultural Globalization and Music by Nadia Kiwan Cultural Globalization and Music, Hardback (April 2011)

This book is about South-North, North-South relations between Africa and Europe, presenting the personal narratives of musicians in different locations across Africa and Europe, and those of the people who constitute their networks within the wider artistic, cultural, and civil society milieus of globalizing societies.

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Author Biography - Nadia Kiwan

Nadia Kiwan is Lecturer in Francophone Studies at the University of Aberdeen

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