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Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and FranceIn the Hyphen of the Nation-State$
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Shailja Sharma

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993993

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.001.0001

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Postcolonial minorities and securitization

Postcolonial minorities and securitization

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(p.39) 2 Postcolonial minorities and securitization
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Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France
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Shailja Sharma

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.003.0003

This chapter examines the security challenges as they have recently been articulated with regard to minorities. The fear of Islam, radicalisation and terrorism from Muslim populations is seen as a religious issue whereas the real issue is their lack of integration. Multi-generational poverty, a lack of education are still not being addressed. The chapter examines specific cases of armed violence and places them in the context of minority socio-economic problems. Secondly the chapter looks at the historical parallels between how native populations were treted under colonialism and how postcolonial minorities are treated now.

Keywords:   Postcolonial history, culture, religion, code de l'indegenat, Charlie Hebdo, London bombings

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