Racial Diversity in Contemporary France

The Case of Colorblindness

By Marie Neiges Léonard

Published

Sep 29, 2022

Page count

221 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529207996

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 29, 2022

Page count

221 pages

Series

Sociology of Diversity

ISBN

978-1529208030

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Racial Diversity in Contemporary France

This book offers a unique perspective on contemporary France by focusing on racial diversity, race and racism as central features of French society and identity.

The author critically reviews the contentious public policies and significant issues, including the 2005 French riots and the policies regarding the Islamic veil, revealing how color-blind racism plays a role in the persistence of racial inequality for French racial minorities.

Drawing from American sociological frameworks, this outstanding study presents a new way of thinking in the study of racial identity politics in today’s France.

Marie des Neiges Léonard is Professor of Sociology at École Polytechnique.

1. General Introduction

2. Race and Racism: Framing The Debate

3. French Model of Integration and Colorblind Racism

4. Counting Racial Diversity: Naming and Numbering

5. Rioting The Residences and Reclaiming The République

6. Islam and The République

7. Re-Thinking Integration and Racial Identity: Beyond The French Exception