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Nov
11
2016

The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France

Pap Ndiaye

When: Friday, November 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $0

Contact: Phil Hoskins   847.491.5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

by PAP NDIAYE Sciences Po

This presentation discusses the notion of “French Blacks,” which obviously does not fit neatly within the classic French Republican understanding of citizenship. How and why is it intellectually and politically legitimate to use this notion? First, Ndiaye will discuss the reasons why French scholars have been reluctant to focus on racial minorities. Second, he will focus on the notion of “blackness,” that is the subjectification of racial identities in France in the 20th century, and showing why a new blackness has emerged in France in the past few years.

 

SPONSORED BY
The DEPARTMENT of FRENCH & ITALIAN
and CULTURAL SERVICES OFFICE of the FRENCH CONSULATE in CHICAGO

CO-SPONSORED BY
the Department of African American Studies, the Department of History, the French Interdisciplinary Group, and the Program of African Studies

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