As French as Everyone Else?: A Survey of French Citizens of by Sylvain Brouard

By Sylvain Brouard

France is frequently depicted because the version of assimilationist or republican integration within the overseas literature on immigration. although, hardly ever have surveys drilled right down to offer person responses from a double consultant pattern. In As French as all people Else?, Sylvain Brouard and Vincent Tiberj offer a accomplished evaluate of the kingdom of integration in France and problem the standard difficulty of integration through systematically evaluating the "new French" immigrants, in addition to their young children and grandchildren born in France, with a pattern of the French basic inhabitants. The authors' survey considers a variety of themes, together with spiritual association and religiosity, political attitudes and political efficacy, price platforms (including gender roles, paintings ethics, and anti-Semitism), styles of integration, a number of identities and nationwide property, and affirmative motion. because the authors exhibit, regardless of present variations, immigrants of Maghrebin, African, and Turkish starting place percentage a large scope of commonality with different French electorate.

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1 0 0 This persistent sameness within oneself can be conscious, but there is also an unconscious striving for continuity of personal character. 1 0 1 The persistent sharing with others involves an inner solidarity with a g r o u p ' s ideals a n d identity. It is important to note that the collective identity is separate f r o m personal identity. Dimensions of collective identity such as class, nation and culture lead to " t r u e identity". 1 0 2 Erikson speaks about psychosocial identity, which has elusive characteristics, at once subjective a n d objective, individual a n d social.

G. g. disaster or skepticism). 38 For Mol, the social carriers in a religious sense are: mysticism for personal identity; sects for sacralised group identity; and Churches for social identity. In my opinion, for this scheme to work, the boundaries of both the group and social identity have to be defined more precisely. 40 The problems of social integration are as serious as those of personal integration. Both are equally beleaguered by the disrupting forces of change and marginality. The difference between social and personal integration can be found in the fact that personal integration is possible only through the social.

G. disaster or skepticism). 38 For Mol, the social carriers in a religious sense are: mysticism for personal identity; sects for sacralised group identity; and Churches for social identity. In my opinion, for this scheme to work, the boundaries of both the group and social identity have to be defined more precisely. 40 The problems of social integration are as serious as those of personal integration. Both are equally beleaguered by the disrupting forces of change and marginality. The difference between social and personal integration can be found in the fact that personal integration is possible only through the social.

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