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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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  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Preface: Black Girl in Paris
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. North African Origins in and of the French Republic
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 2. Growing up French? Education, Upward Mobility, and Connections across Generations
  2. pp. 29-42
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  1. 3. Marginalization and Middle-Class Blues: Race, Islam, the Workplace, and the Public Sphere
  2. pp. 43-65
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  1. 4. French Is, French Ain't: Boundaries of French and Maghr├ębin Identities
  2. pp. 66-83
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  1. 5. Boundaries of Difference: Cultural Citizenship and Transnational Blackness
  2. pp. 84-92
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  1. Conclusion: Sacrificed Children of the Republic?
  2. pp. 93-103
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  1. Methodological Appendix: Another Outsider: Doing Race from/in Another Place
  2. pp. 105-111
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 113-126
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  1. References
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  1. Index
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