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Title:“L’éternel immigré”: identity and radicalism in France since 1962
Author(s):Rosenstein, Brent
Advisor(s):Mathy, Jean-Philippe
Department / Program:Liberal Arts & Sciences
Discipline:European Union Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):France
North Africa
Identity
Identity Politics
Identity Crisis
Radicalism
Radicalization
Extremism
Algerian War of Independence
Mohammed Merah
Front National (FN)
Marine Le Pen
Front de Libération Nationale (FLN)
Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS)
Islamist
Far-Right
Harkis
Laïcité
Universalism
Multiculturalism
Immigration
Integration
Bouzid
Azouz Begag
Leïla Sebbar
Dalila Kerchouche
Médine
Abd Al Malik
Abstract:Following the March 2012 terror attacks carried out by Mohammed Merah, a former friend of his placed more blame on French society for Merah’s radicalization than on any external force. This thesis attempts to address that claim by examining the identity crisis in France and its relationship to both Islamist and far-right radicalism. It argues that the lingering legacies of the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962) have contributed greatly to the current identity crisis in France, especially with regards to the North African and Muslim communities, as well as the far-right. The political and social issues stemming from this crisis create an environment that is conducive to radicalization in terms of both Islamist and far-right extremism.
Issue Date:2014-05-30
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49481
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Brent Matthew Rosenstein
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-30
Date Deposited:2014-05


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