Collective terms : race, culture, and community in a state-planned city in France / Beth S. Epstein.Material type: TextSeries: Berghahn monographs in French studies ; v. 10.Publication details: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011. Description: 1 online resource (xii, 190 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857450852; 0857450859Subject(s): Community development -- France -- Cergy | Minorities -- France -- Cergy | Acculturation -- France -- Cergy | Cergy (France) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Acculturation | Community development | Minorities | France -- Cergy | Etnische betrekkingen | Acculturatie | Steden | FrankrijkGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Collective terms.DDC classification: 307.1/41408900944367 LOC classification: HN49.C6 | E77 2011ebOther classification: 71.62 | 71.62. Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : collective terms -- ch. 1. Urban plans -- ch. 2. Community ties -- ch. 3. To be exclu -- ch. 4. Race-conscious and race-blind : a housing crisis -- ch. 5. The common good : parents, teachers, and the public schools -- ch. 6. Having culture -- Conclusion : in other words.
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The banlieue, the mostly poor and working-class suburbs located on the outskirts of major cities in France, gained international media attention in late 2005 when riots broke out in some 250 such towns across the country. Pitting first- and second-generation immigrant teenagers against the police, the riots were an expression of the multiplicity of troubles that have plagued these districts for decades. This study provides an ethnographic account of life in a Parisian banlieue and examines how the residents of this multiethnic city come together to build, define, and put into practice their co.