Saturday, August 11, 2018

"African Political Activism in Postcolonial France"

New from Routledge: African Political Activism in Postcolonial France: State Surveillance and Social Welfare by Gillian Glaes.

About the book, from the publisher:
African Political Activism in Postcolonial France engages with several areas of scholarly inquiry, ranging from the study of immigrants to the investigation of surveillance and the legacy of colonialism. Within migration studies, many important analyses have focused on integration, yielding critical contributions to our understanding of immigration and identity. This work moves in a different direction. Factoring in the dynamics of colonialism, decolonization, and their effect on immigrant political activism and state policy in the postcolonial, Cold War era reveals that immigrants from francophone Sub-Saharan Africa were key players who shaped the development of public policy toward immigrants. Through this approach, we can understand how republicanism, colonial ideology, immigration policy, and immigrant political activism intersected in the post-colonial era, shaping the reception of African workers and affecting their lives and experiences in France.
Gillian Glaes is a Visiting Professor in history, African American Studies, and the Franke Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Montana-Missoula. She specializes in twentieth-century global history, focusing on immigration, political activism, surveillance, and social welfare.

--Marshal Zeringue