The Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britain

  • Gino G. Raymond
  • Tariq Modood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Tariq Modood
      Pages 1-10
  3. Approaches to an Understanding of the Construction of Minority Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Tariq Modood, Riva Kastoryano
      Pages 13-32
    3. Michel Wieviorka
      Pages 33-47
    4. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
      Pages 48-58
    5. Max Silverman
      Pages 59-75
  4. Experiencing the Construction of Minority Identities

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-168

About this book


In France the idea that a person can be both a French citizen and have an ethnic or religious identity is unacceptable, while in Britain community cohesion promote the combining of race or faith with the idea of being British. This volume examines the problems posed by these assumptions and the realities that are forcing them to be revisited.


Accommodation cohesion community French identity integration intervention minority Muslims participation race

Editors and affiliations

  • Gino G. Raymond
    • 1
  • Tariq Modood
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BristolUK
  2. 2.Politics and Public PolicyUniversity of BristolUK

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