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Beyond Assimilation: Shifting Boundaries of Belonging in France

Abstract : The history of France’s immigration policy goes back to the late eighteenth century, when industrialisation began in the context of early demographic decline. Since then, it has hesitated between a policy of settlement and a policy of recruiting labourers. The shortage of workers and future soldiers in the second part of the nineteenth century led to the call for foreign workers. The intention was ‘to make French from foreigners’ in spite of public debates, which were focussed on the risks of immigration for French identity...
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Catherine Wihtol de Wenden. Beyond Assimilation: Shifting Boundaries of Belonging in France. Ludger Pries. Shifting Boundaries of Belonging and New Migration Dynamics in Europe and China, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.26 - 54, 2013. ⟨hal-03393356⟩



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