La Peur des banlieues
The Fear of the Suburbs
The fear evoked by the Parisian suburbs periodically occupies the front of the media stage. Fear of urban violence, religious fundamentalism, new "dangerous classes," and above all fear of the unknown. Similarly, the inhabitants of the suburbs are frustrated to be living in the discomfort of daily fear; their feeling of insecurity logically becomes what drives them to resist with the vote by supporting the extreme right.