Citizen Outsider (Paperback)
Children of North African Immigrants in France
University of California Press, 9780520294264, 168pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
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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.
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Praise For Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France…
— Ethnic and Racial Studies
— Migration Studies Review
— Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
— City and Community
to their race or ethnicity. ... This book is an excellent case study of race and immigration in France, suitable for scholars of race and ethnicity, and particularly well-suited for senior undergraduate students."
— American Journal of Sociology
— Social Forces
— Teaching Sociology