publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Fragmenting citizenship: dynamics of cooperation and conflict in France's immigrant rights movement

Nicholls, W.J.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: Ethnic and Racial Studies, volume 36, pages 611-631 (issn: 0141-9870, eissn: 1466-4356, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Abstract This paper examines the contradictory relational dynamics of immigrant rights movement through a close examination of the French case during the 1990s. Through this movement, we find a network made up of different groups of immigrants and well-established rights organizations. As the movement intensified over the months, powerful cleavages developed between groups of undocumented immigrants (e.g. families, single men, etc.) and between certain immigrants and rights organizations. The same discursive and political structures that precipitated the cooperation of these diverse actors were also responsible for planting seeds of conflict by presenting differ...
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free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Sociology and Political Science, Anthropology, Social science, Citizenship, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies, Social movement, Sociology, Immigration, Politics
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Fragmenting citizenship: dynamics of cooperation and conflict in France's immigrant rights movement

Nicholls, W.J.;