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Author Glaes, Gillian.

Title African Political Activism in Postcolonial France : State Surveillance and Social Welfare
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (259 pages)
Series The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Ser
Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Preface: The Saint-Denis Riot; Introduction; 1 Immigrant politics and the Union générale des travailleurs sénégalais en France (UGTSF); 2 Political mobilization and collective action: The Ivry rent strike; 3 From private tragedy to cause célèbre: Five deaths in Aubervilliers; 4 Policing the postcolonial order; 5 Tuberculosis, disease, social welfare initiatives, and the Centre Bossuet; 6 The desire to disperse: The anti-bidonville campaign; Conclusion
Summary African Political Activism in Postcolonial France engages with several areas of scholarly inquiry, ranging from the study of immigrants to the investigation of surveillance and the legacy of colonialism. Within migration studies, many important analyses have focused on integration, yielding critical contributions to our understanding of immigration and identity. This work moves in a different direction. Factoring in the dynamics of colonialism, decolonization, and their effect on immigrant political activism and state policy in the postcolonial, Cold War era reveals that immigrants from francophone Sub-Saharan Africa were key players who shaped the development of public policy toward immigrants. Through this approach, we can understand how republicanism, colonial ideology, immigration policy, and immigrant political activism intersected in the post-colonial era, shaping the reception of African workers and affecting their lives and experiences in France
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Subject Immigrants -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 20th century
Immigrants -- France -- Social conditions.
West Africans -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 20th century
West Africans -- France -- Social conditions
Emigration and immigration.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Immigrants -- Political activity.
Immigrants -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Africa, West -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
France -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
France.
West Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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