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The Resource Only Muslim : embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France, Naomi Davidson

Only Muslim : embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France, Naomi Davidson

Label
Only Muslim : embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France
Title
Only Muslim
Title remainder
embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The French state has long had a troubled relationship with its diverse Muslim populations. In Only Muslim, Naomi Davidson traces this turbulence to the 1920s and 1930s, when North Africans first immigrated to French cities in significant numbers. Drawing on police reports, architectural blueprints, posters, propaganda films, and documentation from metropolitan and colonial officials as well as anticolonial nationalists, she reveals the ways in which French politicians and social scientists created a distinctly French vision of Islam that would inform public policy and political attitudes toward Muslims for the rest of the century-Islam français. French Muslims were cast into a permanent "otherness" that functioned in the same way as racial difference. This notion that one was only and forever Muslim was attributed to all immigrants from North Africa, though in time "Muslim" came to function as a synonym for Algerian, despite the diversity of the North and West African population. Davidson grounds her narrative in the history of the Mosquée de Paris, which was inaugurated in 1926 and epitomized the concept of Islam français. Built in official gratitude to the tens of thousands of Muslim subjects of France who fought and were killed in World War I, the site also provided the state with a means to regulate Muslim life throughout the metropole beginning during the interwar period. Later chapters turn to the consequences of the state's essentialized view of Muslims in the Vichy years and during the Algerian War. Davidson concludes with current debates over plans to build a Muslim cultural institute in the middle of a Parisian immigrant neighborhood, showing how Islam remains today a marker of an unassimilable difference
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Naomi
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslims
  • Muslims
  • Islam
  • France
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnic relations
  • Islam
  • Muslims
  • Muslims
  • France
Label
Only Muslim : embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France, Naomi Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Muslims only as Muslims -- Religion and race in the French Mediterranean -- Un monument durable : building the Mosquée de Paris and Institut musulman -- To monitor and aid : Muslim bodies, social assistance, and religious practices -- Islam français, Islam in France : forms of Islam in Paris and the provinces -- Islam français, islam algérien : Islam and the Algerian War in Paris -- Culture and religion : immigration, Islams, and race in 1970s Paris -- Conclusion : "we want to contribute to the secularization of Islam" : islam français in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn864900293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801465697
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021346683
  • 10.7591/9780801465697
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h6hk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900293
Label
Only Muslim : embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France, Naomi Davidson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Muslims only as Muslims -- Religion and race in the French Mediterranean -- Un monument durable : building the Mosquée de Paris and Institut musulman -- To monitor and aid : Muslim bodies, social assistance, and religious practices -- Islam français, Islam in France : forms of Islam in Paris and the provinces -- Islam français, islam algérien : Islam and the Algerian War in Paris -- Culture and religion : immigration, Islams, and race in 1970s Paris -- Conclusion : "we want to contribute to the secularization of Islam" : islam français in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn864900293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801465697
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021346683
  • 10.7591/9780801465697
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h6hk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900293

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