The Resource French in the eyes of others : cultural citizenship, marginalization, and France's middle-class North African second-generation, Jean Beaman

French in the eyes of others : cultural citizenship, marginalization, and France's middle-class North African second-generation, Jean Beaman

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French in the eyes of others : cultural citizenship, marginalization, and France's middle-class North African second-generation
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French in the eyes of others
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cultural citizenship, marginalization, and France's middle-class North African second-generation
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Jean Beaman
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eng
Summary
In this paper, based on 45 interviews with adult children of North African immigrants in the Paris metropolitan area, I discuss those individuals who, despite their educational and professional successes, remain excluded from mainstream French society. In particular, I explain how this segment of France's second-generation defines being French and how they relate to these definitions. Respondents distinguish between the cultural and legal dimensions of French as an identity. Despite being born in France, they are often perceived as foreigners and therefore have their "Frenchness" contested by their compatriots. This population must navigate two seemingly separate social worlds - Maghrébin culture versus French society. As they have French citizenship, children of North African immigrants are therefore technically French. Yet they often find that they are denied a cultural citizenship, one which would enable them to be accepted by others as French. Ultimately, many of the North African second-generation seeks to assert not an oppositional identity, but a French one. Taking cultural citizenship into consideration provides a more nuanced understanding of the socio-cultural realities of both being a minority in France and how citizenship operates in everyday life. This research indicates how race and ethnicity remain significant in French society and how France's minorities remain linked to minority populations worldwide
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Beaman, Jean
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non fiction
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Max Weber Programme
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  • EUI working papers. MWP
  • EUI papers
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2013/09
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  • Social integration
  • France
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French in the eyes of others : cultural citizenship, marginalization, and France's middle-class North African second-generation, Jean Beaman
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/27319
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Subjects: Immigration; Maghrébin; North African; Identity; Cultural citizenship; France
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17353531
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30 cm.
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13 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(OCoLC)914476829
Label
French in the eyes of others : cultural citizenship, marginalization, and France's middle-class North African second-generation, Jean Beaman
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/27319
Publication
Note
Subjects: Immigration; Maghrébin; North African; Identity; Cultural citizenship; France
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17353531
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
13 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914476829

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