Citizen Outsider (Paperback)

Children of North African Immigrants in France

By Jean Beaman

University of California Press, 9780520294264, 170pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

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Description

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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.




About the Author

Jean Beaman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University. 


Praise For Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France

"Written in a straightforward and engaging style, ... ideal, not only for specialists of race and (im)migration in France and beyond, but also as a teaching tool for upper level undergraduate students."


“Offers a critical examination of a so-called colorblind society. A solid addition to courses on race, immigration, citizenship, or French studies.”