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Identifications of French People of Algerian Origin


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jacek Kubera
    Pages 133-178
  3. Jacek Kubera
    Pages 179-228
  4. Jacek Kubera
    Pages 229-261
  5. Jacek Kubera
    Pages 263-291
  6. Jacek Kubera
    Pages 293-309
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-316

About this book


This book is an innovative presentation of the way in which the descendants of Muslim immigrants from Algeria in France perceive and deal with multiple social identifications.


Against the background of the theory and methodology (such as Saussure's sign theory, Znaniecki's sociology, and Brubaker and Cooper's concepts), Kubera offers a new analysis into identity in a multicultural society. The book revolves around a combination of the modernist and post-modernist paradigms: highlighting both the constant and situational aspects of social identity. By focusing on identifications, the author shows how to overcome the problem of "intangibility" of identity in research practice. 


Touching on colonialism, gender, religion, migration, and racism, this will be an important contribution to students and scholars across sociology, anthropology, political science, law, and international relations.


immigration integration multiculturalism French social policy colonialism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of SociologyAdam Mickiewicz University in PoznańPoznańPoland

About the authors

Jacek Kubera is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and Director of Board of the Florian Znaniecki Scientific Foundation, Poland.

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