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.
|Title of host publication||Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?|
|Editors||James Renton, Ben Gidley|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2017|
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