Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Search for Common Ground in French Anti-Racist Movements since 1898

Gordon, Daniel (2017) Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Search for Common Ground in French Anti-Racist Movements since 1898. In: Renton, James and Gidley, Ben (eds). Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? Palgrave, London, pp. 217-266. ISBN 978-1-137-41299-7

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Abstract

The dawn of the twenty-first century was a testing time for ideals of a united front against racism in France, witnessing sharp disagreements among antiracists about the relative importance of antisemitism and post-colonial racism, including Islamophobia. A flashpoint for this debate was in 2004, when France's best-known antiracist groups publicly broke ranks over precisely such a faultline. This chapter aims to set this acrimonious debate in a much longer-term historical context, by asking whether the opposing positions of what have been referred to as the 'Four Sisters' of French antiracism can be explained by truly irreconcilable approaches.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: History
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2017 15:19
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/9467

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