Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Ideologies and Institutions in Urban France by R.D. Grillo

In this book, based on intensive fieldwork in a major French provincial city (Lyon), Grillo shows how an anthropological perspective enhances our understanding of institutional processes and ideological forces in industrial society, presenting a detailed account of relations between the indigenous French population and immigrant workers and their families of non-French origin. The framework of the book is provided by two linked themes. First, the study shows how the situation of immigrants is represented ideologically by various elements of French society, as well as by the immigrants themselves, in different ways as 'problematic'. Dr Grillo examines this ideological dimension initially by contrasting the discourses of the political Right and Left concerning a range of immigrant 'problems', for example in the fields of housing, family life, school, language use and work. He then shows that not only are there significant ideological differences within both Right and Left, but also similarities between them which stem from certain basic cultural preoccupations of French thought.

Buy Ideologies and Institutions in Urban France by R.D. Grillo from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521028233
ISBN-10: 052102823X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Ideologies and Institutions in Urban France by R.D. Grillo

Book Reviews - Ideologies and Institutions in Urban France by R.D. Grillo

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ideologies and Institutions in Urban France book by R.D. Grillo and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By R.D. Grillo

African Railwaymen by R.D. Grillo
Paperback, February 2009
Pluralism and the Politics of Difference by R.D. Grillo
Hardback, July 1998
Discourses of Development by R.D. Grillo
Hardback, October 1997