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Author Keaton, Trica Danielle.

Title Muslim girls and the other France : race, identity politics, and social exclusion / Trica Danielle Keaton ; foreword by Manthia Diawara.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 223 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index.
Contents Unmixing French "national identity" -- Structured exclusion: public housing in the French outer city -- Transmitting a "common culture": symbolic violence realized -- Counterforces: educational inequality and relative resistance -- Beyond identity: Muslim girls and the politics of their existence -- Epilogue: and so it goes.
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Summary "[Keaton] provides the most in-depth analysis of the predicament of French Arabs and Africans living in the suburbs of Paris ... [O]ne can read the book through the lens of such great African American writers and activists as Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X ... [It] contains an implicit warning to you, France, not to repeat the American racism in your country."--The foreword by Manthia Diawara Muslim girls growing up in the outer-cities of Paris are portrayed many ways in popular discourse -- as oppressed, submissive, foreign, "kids from the projects," even as veil-wearing menaces to France's national identity -- but rarely are they perceived simply as what they say they are: French. Amid widespread perceptions of heightened urban violence attributed to Muslims and highly publicized struggles over whether Muslim students should be allowed to wear headscarves to school, Muslim girls often appear to be the quintessential "other." In this vivid, evocative study, Trica Danielle Keaton draws on ethnographic research in schools, housing projects, and other settings among Muslim teenagers of North and West African origin. She finds contradictions between the ideal of universalism and the lived reality of ethnic distinction and racialized discrimination. The author's own experiences as an African American woman and non-Muslim are key parts of her analysis. Keaton makes a powerful statement about identity, race, and educational politics in contemporary France.
Subject Muslim girls -- France -- Social conditions.
North Africans -- Cultural assimilation -- France.
Veils -- Social aspects -- France.
Social conflict -- France -- Religious aspects.
Marginality, Social -- France.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Adolescence.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Teenagers.
Sociale isolatie.
Junge Frau.
Soziale Integration.
Added Author Diawara, Manthia, 1953-
Other Form: Print version: Keaton, Trica Danielle. Muslim girls and the other France. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006 025334719X 9780253347190 (DLC) 2005023414 (OCoLC)61295852
Standard No. 9780253112088
ISBN 9780253112088 (electronic bk.)
0253112087 (electronic bk.)
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