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Deconstructing the Nation : Immigration, Racism and Citizenship in Modern France - Maxim Silverman

Deconstructing the Nation

Immigration, Racism and Citizenship in Modern France

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Published: 27th August 1992
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"Deconstructing the Nation" analyses the connection between racism and the development of the nation-state in modern France. Maxim Silverman looks at the the nature of citizenship rights in modern French society, contributing to wider European debates on citizenship. By challenging the myths of the modern French nation, this book opens up the debate on questions of immigration, racism, the nation and citizenship in France to non-French speaking readers.
Until quite recently, these questions have largely been ignored by researchers in Britain and the USA. However, European integration has made looking beyond the national frontier essential. Silverman's analyzes the period from the end of the 1960's to the present, placing contemporary developments in historical context. He examines the construction of immigration since the second half of the nineteenth century, and surveys the political, economic and social developments since 1945. Silverman considers the major debates on nationality including the "headscarf" affair of 1989.
Silverman is a leading expert on issues of immigration, racism and the nation of France. "Deconstructing the Nation" is of interest to students and scholars of cultural studies and discourse analysis.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Immigration and the Nation-Statep. 10
Post-War Immigration in Francep. 37
The 'Problem' of Immigrationp. 70
Assimilation and Differencep. 95
Nationality and Citizenshipp. 126
France and the 'New Europe'p. 153
Notesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 186
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780415044837
ISBN-10: 0415044839
Series: Critical Studies in Racism and Migration
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 27th August 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1