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Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France

Kimberly A. Arkin


Between 2003 and 2005, French-born North African Jewish (Sephardi) youth in Paris repeatedly told anthropologist Kimberly Arkin that they were not French and could not to imagine a Jewish future in France. Why? This questions fuels Rhinestones’ analysis of the connections and disjunctures between Jews and Muslims, religion and secular Republicanism, race and national community, identity and culture in post-colonial France. Rhinestones argues that, as both “Arabs” and “Jews,” Sephardi youth fell between categories of class, religion, and culture. Many reacted to this liminality by going beyond ... More

Keywords: France, pluralism, identity, race, Jewishness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804786003
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly A. Arkin, author