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French London: A Blended Ethnography of a Migrant City

Saskia Huc-Hepher


Based on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, French London provides rare insights into the everyday lived experience of a diverse group of French citizens who have chosen to make London home. From sixth-form students to an octogenarian divorcee, hospitality to hospital staff, and second-generation onward migrants to returnees, the individual trajectories described are disparate but connected by a ‘common-unity’ of practice. Despite most not self-identifying with a ‘community’ identity, this heterogenous migrant group are shown to share many homemaking characteristics and to enact their be ... More

Keywords: French diaspora, London-French, EU-migration, homemaking, ethnosemiotics, multimodality, Pierre Bourdieu, habitus, symbolic violence, cultural capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526143334
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526143341


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saskia Huc-Hepher, author
University of Westminster