[URBANTH-L]Special Event: Perspectives on the Riots in France (NYU)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Dec 5 14:43:52 EST 2005

[x-posted from  COMURB_R21 at EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU]

From: <scalvini at gmail.com>

upcoming event about the riots in France, Wednesday Dec, 7th
NYU, La Maison Francaise, 16 Washington Mews,
 Tel: (212) 998-8750

Special Event:

Perspectives on the Riots in France


Herrick Chapman (French Studies and History, NYU) (in English)
Eric Klinenberg (Sociology, NYU) (in English)
Cyril Lemieux (Sociology, EHESS) (in French)
Emmanuelle Saada (Historical Sociology, NYU & EHESS) (in English)
Frédéric Viguier (French Studies, NYU) (in English)

Moderated by Stéphane Gerson (Historian, French, NYU)

On October 27 the word spread in Clichy-sous-Bois - an unprivileged
city neighboring Paris - that two teenagers had died trying to escape
a police control. Within a few days, anti-police protests grew into
riots and spread across housing projects around Paris and other major
cities. After two weeks of nightly clashes and car burnings, the
French government established a "state of emergency". NYU
sociologists and historians will reflect on the social and political
significance of these   events: situating the riots into historical
and economic perspective, comparing them with racial riots in the US
and further discussing issues of class, race, and the role of the
media in contemporary France.

  M a r c o   S c a l v i n i

  Ph.D. Candidate
  New York University
  European Studies
  e. marco.scalvini at nyu.edu
  w. http://scalvini.org

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