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Family and Religious Identification

  • Jacek KuberaEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)

Abstract

This chapter first discusses situations where the family affiliation of French of Algerian origin (FAOs) can be an argument in favour of both French and Algerian identification (besides other social identifications), while Frenchness and Algerianness are considered neutral towards one another. The daily family life of descendants of Algerian immigrants takes place mainly in France, though at the same time characteristics are cultivated within the family that in many situations are deemed to be Algerian, e.g. knowledge of Islam and Arab or Berber culture; appropriate codes of behaviour and customs. Yet, in this context, Frenchness and Algerianness may be perceived differently, as competitive and conflicting (the more one is French, the less one is Algerian, and vice versa). This concerns situations where FAOs are compared to the first generation of immigrants, and to other members of their family, in terms of the degree to which they display Frenchness or Algerianness, as variously interpreted.

Keywords

Descendants of immigrants Muslim family Endogamic marriages Arab culture French culture Intergenerational conflicts 

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  1. 1.Faculty of SociologyAdam Mickiewicz University in PoznańPoznańPoland

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