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Yearning to labor : youth, unemployment, and social destiny in urban France / John P. Murphy.

By: Murphy, John P, 1977- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781496200266; 1496200268; 9781496200280; 1496200284.Subject(s): Youth -- Employment -- France -- Limoges | Equality -- France -- Limoges | Youth -- France -- Limoges -- Social conditions | Riots -- France -- LimogesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Yearning to labor.DDC classification: 331.3/470944091732 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- On edge : (un)employment and the bad reputation of Limoges's outer city -- Longing for yesterday : the social uses of nostalgia in a climate of job insecurity -- Jobs for at-risk youth : state intervention, solidarite, and the fight against exclusion -- Burning banlieues : race, economic insecurity, and the 2005 riots -- Precariat rising? : articulating social position around the CPE protests -- Banlieue blues : grappling with galere -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- On edge : (un)employment and the bad reputation of Limoges's outer city -- Longing for yesterday : the social uses of nostalgia in a climate of job insecurity -- Jobs for at-risk youth : state intervention, solidarite, and the fight against exclusion -- Burning banlieues : race, economic insecurity, and the 2005 riots -- Precariat rising? : articulating social position around the CPE protests -- Banlieue blues : grappling with galere -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index.

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The unevenness of contemporary life, especially involving social class, ethnicity, and race, challenges France's republican ideals of equality and solidarity. Economic globalization and neoliberalism have pushed French governments to increase employment flexibility. Concerned about equality of access to jobs and employment security, Murphy analyzes how neoliberal doctrine, with its emphasis on individual responsibility, has interacted with local dynamics in France. Based on a year of field research in the central French city of Limoges, he interviewed 33 young people in outer-city public housing. With an extensive introduction, six chapters, and an epilogue about a follow-up visit, he reports on how these young people placed themselves in and make sense of complex problems in France's new economy. The analysis nicely captures reactions to their employment precariousness, feelings of personal insecurity and loss of self-worth, intense fears of social exclusion, and perceptions of dwindling social cohesion, solidarity, and national identity. With an expertly crafted blend of theoretical insight and detailed local description, Murphy concludes that France's neoliberal policies have social implications that threaten the country's historical social and political solidarity. Well situated within numerous scholarly literatures, the book should be of particular interest to students of French politics and society as well as globalization and political economy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Thomas D. Lancaster, Emory University

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John P. Murphy is an assistant professor of French at Gettysburg College.

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