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Author Begag, Azouz, 1957-

Title Ethnicity & equality : France in the balance / Azouz Begag ; translated and with an introduction by Alec G. Hargreaves.

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.560944 BEGA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxviii, 151 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes "A bison original, Bison Books"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-137) and index.
Contents Introduction: welcome to France -- Fear of the police -- Identity comes and goes -- Disintegration -- I exists -- We are stronger than you -- Equal opportunities -- Counting origins -- Conclusion: get moving!
Summary "In the fall of 2005 the streets of France were rocked by civil disturbances on a scale unseen for decades. Only months earlier Azouz Begag, France's first minister for equal opportunities and first-ever cabinet, minister of North African immigrant origin, wrote an essay laying bare the festering social and ethnic injustices that led to the riots. This essay, published here for the first time, brilliantly documents the socioeconomic inequalities, ethnic discrimination, and political neglect that have bred a volatile generation of minority ethnic youths deeply distrustful of a society they believe has failed them." "Blending autobiography with sociological and political analysis, Begag shows how social peace in France depends on transforming these disaffected youths into galvanized citizens. His insights into the malaise of France's urban ghettos offer lessons for developed countries throughout the world - and hope for the similar challenges they face."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Marginality, Social -- France.
Minorities -- France -- Social conditions.
France -- Social conditions -- 1995-
France -- Ethnic relations.
Variant Title Ethnicity and equality
ISBN 9780803262621 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0803262620 (pbk. : alk. paper)