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Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France: In the Hyphen of the Nation-State

Shailja Sharma


The book analyses why religious and racial minorities in Britain and France are unable to integrate into the nation-state. By examining their religious and cultural integration as well as their postcolonial status, I make the argument that historical attitudes towards postcolonial minorities make it very hard for them to be integrated into national life even as they become legal citizens.

Keywords: Postcolonial, minorities, Islam, race, multiculturalism, banlieues, South Asian, Maghrebi, terrorism, group rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993993
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shailja Sharma, author
DePaul University