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Author Hussey, Andrew.

Title The French intifada : the long war between France and its Arabs / Andrew Hussey.

Publication Info. New York : Faber & Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  961.04 HUSSEY    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description x, 441 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published in 2014 by Granta Books, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Summary "A provocative rethinking of France's long relationship with the Arab world. To fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France--and, indeed, all of Europe--as well as major events from the Arab Spring to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believes that we have to look beyond the confines of domestic horizons. As much as unemployment, economic stagnation, and social deprivation exacerbate the ongoing turmoil in the banlieues, the root of the problem lies elsewhere: in the continuing fallout from Europe's colonial era. Combining a fascinating and compulsively readable mix of history, literature, and politics with his years of personal experience visiting the banlieues and countries across the Arab world, especially Algeria, Hussey attempts to make sense of the present situation. In the course of teasing out the myriad interconnections between past and present in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Beirut, and Western Europe, The French Intifada shows that the defining conflict of the twenty-first century will not be between Islam and the West but between two dramatically different experiences of the world--the colonizers and the colonized"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "Fuck France!" -- Part One. State of Denial -- Murder in the Suburbs -- The Secrets of Lyons -- A Soldier for God -- Part Two. Algeria, Prisoners of Love -- The Walls of Algiers -- Conquest -- The Secret World of the "Algerines" -- New America -- The French Kingdom of the Arabs -- Latin Africa -- Awakenings -- Enemy States -- Switching Sides -- The Reconquest -- Capitals of Madness -- De Gaulle and the French Civil War -- An Experimental Nation -- The Algerian Intifada -- The New War with France -- Mysteries and Martyrs -- Family Secrets -- The French Intifada -- Part Three. In Morocco -- Queer Tangier -- Peaceful Penetration -- French Friends -- Modern Times -- Blank Generation -- Setting Europe on Fire -- The Neuilly-Marrakesh Express -- Part Four. Tunisia, Made In France -- The Mysteries of Tunis -- Stealing Tunisia -- Holidays in the Sun -- Miracles -- Part Five. Prisoners of War -- Muslims in Prison.
Subject HISTORY / Europe / France.
HISTORY / Middle East / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism.
Colonies. (OCoLC)fst00868456
Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Relations. (OCoLC)fst01892706
Africa, North -- Relations -- France.
France -- Relations -- Africa, North.
Arab countries -- Relations -- France.
France -- Relations -- Arab countries.
France -- Relations -- Algeria.
Algeria -- Relations -- France.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History.
Africa, North -- Colonization.
Arab countries -- Colonization.
Algeria -- Colonization.
Africa, North. (OCoLC)fst01239515
Algeria. (OCoLC)fst01205459
Arab countries. (OCoLC)fst01240128
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
France. (DE-588)4018145-5
Nordafrika. (DE-588)4042482-0
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780865479210 (hardcover)
0865479216 (hardcover)
9780374711665 (ebook)
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