2012-2013 Catalog 
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FREN 110 SC - France in the Hood: Nationhood, Immigration, and the Politics of Identity in Fin-de-Siecle France

As France struggles to meet the challenges of both European integration and the globalization of its economy, immigration is today being perceived as “a problem.” France’s “problem” with immigration, cannot, however, be viewed simply as a knee-jerk response to the country’s endemic economic crisis. It is rather the symptom of a deeper social, political, and cultural crisis besetting France at the fin-de-siécle: an identity crisis, which this course attempts to diagnose. Topics to be explored: the banlieue (the side of France tourists never see: its projects on the outskirts of large cities) as a social and cultural phenomenon, identity politics in France, immigration and nationhood, immigration in the postwar period, citizenship and the rights of immigrants, the resurgence of racist and xenophobic politics in France today, integration vs. multiculturalism, and finally, the impact of immigrants on French culture (Beurs, French rappers, Rai music, etc.).

Offered: Occasionally

Credit: 1

Course Number: FREN110 SC