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Oxford Studies in Modern European History

Empire on the Seine

The Policing of North Africans in Paris, 1925-1975

Amit Prakash

Empire on the Seine

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

Empire on the Seine

The Policing of North Africans in Paris, 1925-1975

Oxford Studies in Modern European History: Empire on the Seine

 

Amit Prakash draws on extensive archival materials to understand the colonial legacy of how minority populations have been policed in twentieth century Paris, showing how colonial racism was integrated into the policing of Paris, and that architecture, urbanism, and social housing contributed to this legacy.


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Beschrijving Oxford Studies in Modern European History: Empire on the Seine

Why are relations between minorities and the police in France so fraught? Stripping away the myth that this tension is a sudden and recent disruption of its universalist republican tradition brought on by the presence of North African immigrants, Amit Prakash locates the origins of contemporary conflicts in race and empire in France's history. In Empire on the Seine, Prakash argues that the m├ętropole and the colony dynamically co-developed a policing
regime over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to manage colonial and racial difference. With the North African community emerging as a sizable and durable presence in Paris after World War I, this policing became a key state practice in imagining and administering the immigrant population.
Prakash shows that despite the French state's current reluctance to use race as an official category, racial thought and racial targets animated police services, social services, and urban planning schemes from the 1920s until the 1970s.

Using police archival records, reports from colonial officials, urban planning and housing studies, and the records of French social workers and immigrant associations, Prakash shows that colonial racism was integrated into the policing of Paris and that architecture, urbanism, and social housing assumed police functions for colonial and postcolonial migrants. In light of this history, contemporary social and racial segregation, periodic protests and rioting against police violence, and the
aggressive posture of the Parisian police emerge as the material traces of French colonialism in the m├ętropole. The city of Paris was the capital of an empire and its imperial shadows are long.


ISBN
9780192898876
Pagina's
288
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Serie
Oxford Studies in Modern European History
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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