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Post-Colonial Immigration in France: History, Memory, and Space
Elayyadi, Abdeljalil

2004, Master of Arts, Miami University, French.
France is a country that has not yet fully integrated its colonial past into its national identity, especially with regards to immigration. The unwillingness to do so creates an overly idealistic vision of French history, which hinders France’s recognition of post-colonial immigrants as historically and sociologically identifiable groups with legitimate claims. A collective national amnesia regarding the less glorious parts of French history thereby leads to many current social conflicts. Two works in popular genres – Les passagers du Roissy Express, by François Maspero, and Meurtres pour mémoire, by Didier Daeninckx – provide different narratives, which contradict the official versions of important historical events, especially the persecution of Jews during WW II and the massacre of Algerians during a demonstration in Paris on October 17, 1961.
Mark McKinney (Advisor)

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