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Foreigners in Their Own Country

Identity and Rejection in France

Lawrence M. Martin

Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

248 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-088-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2023)

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“Harnessing an innovative ethnographic approach, Lawrence Martin masterfully taps into the racial dynamics of contemporary French society. This study will be valuable for scholars, policymakers, and students throughout Western Europe who are dealing with the crisis relating to so-called minorities in their countries.” • Paris Aslanidis, Yale University


Based on in-depth interviews with people throughout France who trace their origins to non-European countries, Foreigners in Their Own Country reports on the experience of not being seen as “French” because of one’s physical appearance. Paying close attention to how individuals speak about themselves and their feelings of acceptance or rejection, this book provides an intimate account of the challenges faced by the millions of people in France—and throughout Western Europe—who fully participate in the life of their country but are often not seen as belonging there.

Lawrence M. Martin studied anthropology at Yale University and the University of Chicago. He practiced law before returning to anthropology in 2009. He has conducted fieldwork in Mali, Morocco, and France, and taught a course in ethnography at Yale. 

Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologyRefugee and Migration StudiesSociology
Area: France

Foreigners in Their Own Country by Lawrence M. Martin is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

OA ISBN: 978-1-80539-080-0


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