Constructions et mutations de l'antiracisme en France

Gibb, R. (2003) Constructions et mutations de l'antiracisme en France. Journal des Anthropologues, 94-95, pp. 165-179.

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This article presents an analysis of changes in the field of anti-racism in France from the mid-1980s, focusing on the involvement of the association SOS-Racisme in the movement from a 'moral' anti-racism to action against 'racial' discrimination. On the one hand, the emergence of a 'moral' conception of anti-racism is situated in the context of the displacement of Third-Worldism by the ideology of humanitarianism; on the other, the appearance of the theme of action against discrimination is viewed as part of a more general trend towards the constitution of social and political subjects as 'victims'. What is involved, in both cases, is not only a de-socialised construction of the individual ('pal', 'victim') but also a depoliticisation of anti-racism (through down-playing the importance of state racism, in particular). This analysis leads, finally, to emphasising the important role which French anti-racist associations such as SOS-Racisme seem to play in contemporary processes of globalisation.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Anti-Racism, Anti-Racism, Associations, Ideology, Sos-Racisme, Ngos, Globalisation, France, Discrimination, France, Racism, State
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibb, Dr Robert
Authors: Gibb, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Journal des Anthropologues

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