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The Resource The civilizing mission in the metropole : Algerian families and the French welfare state during decolonization, Amelia H. Lyons

The civilizing mission in the metropole : Algerian families and the French welfare state during decolonization, Amelia H. Lyons

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The civilizing mission in the metropole : Algerian families and the French welfare state during decolonization
Title
The civilizing mission in the metropole
Title remainder
Algerian families and the French welfare state during decolonization
Statement of responsibility
Amelia H. Lyons
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
France, which has the largest Muslim minority community in Europe, has been in the news in recent years because of perceptions that Muslims have not integrated into French society. The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole explores the roots of these debates through an examination of the history of social welfare programs for Algerian migrants from the end of World War II until Algeria gained independence in 1962. After its colonization in 1830, Algeria fought a bloody war of decolonization against France, as France desperately fought to maintain control over its most prized imperial possession. In the midst of this violence, some 350,000 Algerians settled in France. This study examines the complex and often-contradictory goals of a welfare network that sought to provide services and monitor Algerian migrants' activities. Lyons particularly highlights family settlement and the central place Algerian women held in French efforts to transform the settled community. Lyons questions myths about Algerian immigration history and exposes numerous paradoxes surrounding the fraught relationship between France and Algeria<U+0127> �many of which echo in French debates about Muslims today --
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Lyons, Amelia H
Dewey number
  • 944.0820922
  • 305.89276504409045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Algerians
  • Immigrants
  • Welfare state
  • Algeria
  • France
  • France
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The civilizing mission in the metropole : Algerian families and the French welfare state during decolonization, Amelia H. Lyons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Civilizing "French Muslims from Algeria" -- Instructing the experts : framing the metropolitan "conquest of hearts" -- Instructing a "difficult and delicate clientele" : the social services mission -- From dormitories to homes : housing workers and families during the Fourth Republic -- Services and surveillance : welfare, the police, and the Algerian War -- The great "hope" : housing Algerian families at the height of the Algerian War
Control code
FIEb17459849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780804784214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842350821
Label
The civilizing mission in the metropole : Algerian families and the French welfare state during decolonization, Amelia H. Lyons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Civilizing "French Muslims from Algeria" -- Instructing the experts : framing the metropolitan "conquest of hearts" -- Instructing a "difficult and delicate clientele" : the social services mission -- From dormitories to homes : housing workers and families during the Fourth Republic -- Services and surveillance : welfare, the police, and the Algerian War -- The great "hope" : housing Algerian families at the height of the Algerian War
Control code
FIEb17459849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780804784214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842350821

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