TITLE

The Shorn Identity

AUTHOR(S)
Bell, David A.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;11/28/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 22/23, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the riots in France and claims that France's method for integrating ethnic groups no longer work. Between World War I and 1965, France took in a significantly higher proportion of immigrants than the U.S. did, and the diversity of cultures living in the country are evident even by picking up a phone book. The problem is that unlike the U.S., France never celebrated itself as a melting pot of immigrants and therefore remains, in large part, ignorant to its cultural past.
ACCESSION #
18978695

 

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