Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745337746 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337753 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Postcolonial France

The Question of Race and the Future of the Republic

Paul Silverstein

Postcolonial France

Paul Silverstein

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745337746 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337753 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

France has in recent years emerged as a bellwether for worldwide anxieties around postcolonialism and multiculturalism, and the rise of right-wing populism. This book offers a detailed exploration of the dynamics and dilemmas of the present moment of crisis and hope in France through an exploration of a number of recent moral panics. Paul Silverstein here examines urban racial violence, female Islamic dress and male public prayer, anti-system gangster rap, and sports—all of which have triggered major national debates over France’s multicultural future. Silverstein shows convincingly that these conflicts can be traced back to unresolved tensions around France's imperial project, the present-day effects of which are still being felt.
 

Review Quotes
Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture
“In this sweeping and erudite account, Paul Silverstein takes us a hundred years back to the colonial days before bringing us forward to the current era of La Haine, La Fouine, Zidane and Charlie Hebdo . . . . A terrific introduction to French youth culture and the republic's unfinished struggle for egalité.”
 
Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does It Feel To be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America
“Few people writing in English understand the complex situations—and the urgent stakes—of being Muslim in France today better than Paul Silverstein.”
 
Olivier Esteves, Lille III University
“What Paul Silverstein offers here is an insightful analysis of French contemporary postcoloniality, which is group-based as well as individual-based... his empirical and theoretical approach makes this very recommended reading to scholars and students of France alike.”
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