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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?
EditorsJames Renton, Ben Gidley
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave
Pages217-266
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-41299-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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    Gordon, D. (2017). Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Search for Common Ground in French Anti-Racist Movements since 1898. In J. Renton, & B. Gidley (Eds.), Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? (pp. 217-266). Palgrave. http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137412997