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Hervé Tchumkam is assistant professor of French and Francophone studies at Southern Methodist University.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter one: Introduction: Writing (from) the Banlieues
Chapter Two: Criminal Identities
Violence, Alterity on the Inside, and Second-Class Citizenship
Chapter Three: Recasting Juvenile Delinquency
Chronicle of Youth in the Galley
From Social Disqualification to Delinquency
Chapter Four: The Islamist Threat
Terrorist in spite of Himself: The Amalgamation of Religion, Ethnicity, and Topography
The Enemy Within: Islam and Integration in France
Chapter Five: The Feminist Metaphor
Oderint Dum Metuant: Feminine Revolt, Urban (Dis) Order, and Rights of Citizenship
Transgressive Women, Gender Democracy, and Rediscovery of the Ordinary in the Banlieues
Conclusion: Urban Riots and Youth Resistance in the Banlieue: Towards a Coming Community
This study should be mandatory reading for anyone working on the banlieue.
— Lydie Moudileno, professor of French and Francophone studies, University of Pennsylvania
Visible versus invisible! State Power, Stigmatization, and Youth Resistance Culture in the French Banlieues is a ruthless study of self and other, focusing on center and margin concerns within France. This painstaking and very politically incorrect book brings to light the issues of African immigrants in France. A brilliantly crafted literary and social sciences work.
— Ambroise Kom, College of the Holy Cross
More than ever before, recent terrorist attacks in Paris have brought worldwide attention to violence and the citizenship debate. What are the dynamics that are likely to lead a citizen to violence? How can social frustration and religion express themselves when one does not have the floor to articulate one’s opinion? Uncanny Citizenship provides a key to understanding the genesis of these issues in France in the sense that the author builds his framework on literary, philosophical, sociological, political, and historical theories in order to shed light on these questions. . . .[T]his book is an excellent entrée to the debate about violence, citizenship, identity, and representations of Muslims in France. Indeed, its various contributions improve the academic discourse and open new venues for French banlieues literature as well. I highly recommend Uncanny Citizenship to readers and scholars of different horizons.
— African Studies Quarterly