Les politiques de la diversité

Les politiques de la diversité

Expériences anglaise et américaine
With Audrey Célestine, James Cohen, Michael Collyer, Andrew Diamond, Vincent Latour, Delphine Papin, Philippe Vervaecke
The Politics of Diversity
The English and American Experiences

How do new immigrants integrate themselves into culturally sensitive cities or neighborhoods in the United States and the United Kingdom? What sort of welcome do they receive from the local populations? What are the civic and ethnic mobility issues that these two countries face?

Beginning with a critical reflection on the social construction of ethnic, cultural, or religious identities, this work reveals the existence of a crisis of multiculturalism, illustrated by the tensions very often alive between majorities and minorities as well as between rival minorities. Sometimes accompanied by violence, these tensions might give the illusion of an eruption of social ties. Nonetheless, the politics of managing diversity within the English and American landscapes demonstrates that local actors are perfectly capable of transcending their differences in order to focus on the common good and finding the methods for minimizing these crises.

This re-appropriation "from the ground up" of a kind of integration civicism could serve as a model for French policy makers confronted with the same interethnic difficulties, the same xenophobic passions, and the same demands for population recognition springing from immigration.

Emmanuelle Le Texier is a Master of Conferences in American Civilization at the Université de Lille III. Olivier Esteves is a Master of Conferences in Civilization of Anglophone Countries at the Université de Lille III. Denis Lacorne is a Director of Research at CERI (Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de Sciences Po).

Olivier Esteves

Olivier Esteves, maître de conférences en civilisation des pays anglophones à l'Université Lille 3, est spécialiste des questions raciales. Il est notamment l'auteur de De l’invisibilité à l’islamophobie : les musulmans britanniques (1945-2010) (Presses de Sciences Po, 2011) et le co-auteur de Les Politiques de la diversité : expériences anglaise et américaine (Presses de Sciences Po, 2010).

La question raciale dans les séries américaines
The Wire, Homeland, Oz, The Sopranos, OITNB, Boss, Mad Men, Nip/Tuck
Race in American Television Shows
Olivier Esteves, Sébastien Lefait
An attempt at deciphering the question of the Other in the United States by analysing scenes from popular American TV shows (Homeland, 24, Oz, The Wire, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, etc.), selected for the unique way in which they present the issue of race and invite reflection on the subject.

De l'invisibilité à l'islamophobie
Les musulmans britanniques (1945-2010)
From Invisibility to Islamophobia
British Muslims (1945-2010)
Olivier Esteves
The author analyzes the place of Muslims in British society. This work on a foreign experience helps to better understand the public debate on immigration and integration, its corollary now almost obligatory.

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