Reading Room 

We're going to keep everything we've been reading for each episode here. This is kind of like a mix of a bibliography and show notes. If you want extra info on the themes covered each episode this is a great place to start. If you're reading something that you think should be included email us, we're happy to add it. 

 

Attentats (Attacks) - Episode 1

“After Charlie Hebdo Attack, France Announces Draconian Anti-Terror Law - World Socialist Web Site.” Accessed October 12, 2015. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/fran-j22.html.

Ajala, Imène. “Muslims in France and Great Britain: Issues of Securitization, Identities and Loyalties Post 9/11.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 34, no. 2 (June 2014): 123.

Bigo, Didier. “Security and Immigration: Toward a Critique of the Governmentality of Unease.” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 27, no. 1 (February 2002): 63.

Bigo, Didier, R. B. J. Walker, and Chercheurs Elise. “Liberté et Sécurité en Europe: enjeux contemporains.” Cultures & Conflits, no. 61 (March 1, 2006): 103–36. doi:10.4000/conflits.2040.

Chrisafis, Angelique. “Charlie Hebdo Attackers: Born, Raised and Radicalised in Paris.” The Guardian, January 12, 2015, sec. World news. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/12/-sp-charlie-hebdo-attackers-kids-france-radicalised-paris.

“INA - Jalons - Les émeutes Dans Les Banlieues Françaises En 2005.” Accessed October 13, 2015. http://fresques.ina.fr/jalons/fiche-media/InaEdu04575/les-emeutes-dans-les-banlieues-francaises-en-2005.html.

“Insultes, Vociférations... Des Habitants Du XVIe Déchaînés Contre Un Centre Pour SDF.” Libération.fr, March 15, 2016. http://www.liberation.fr/france/2016/03/15/insultes-vociferations-des-habitants-du-xvie-dechaines-contre-un-centre-pour-sdf_1439624.

Fassin, Didier. Enforcing Order: An Enthography of Urban Policing. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.

“Forgotten Housing Estates Of Paris Documented By Laurent Kronental.” Bored Panda. Accessed April 12, 2016. http://www.boredpanda.com/forgotten-housing-paris-memories-future-laurent-kronental/.

“La Peur.” France Culture. Accessed January 12, 2017. https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/le-siecle-des-emotions/la-peur.

“Loi N° 55-385 Du 3 Avril 1955 Relatif à L’état D’urgence. | Legifrance.” Accessed October 12, 2015. http://legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006068145&dateTexte=20151013.

“Notre Fierté de Vivre à Saint-Denis.” Libération.fr, May 20, 2016. http://www.liberation.fr/debats/2016/05/20/notre-fierte-de-vivre-a-saint-denis_1453805.

Rosenberg, Clifford D. Policing Paris: The Origins of Modern Immigration Control between the Wars. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 2006.

Rudolph, Christopher. National Security and Immigration: Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe Since 1945. Stanford University Press, 2006.

Schneider, Cathy Lisa. Police Power and Race Riots. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2014.

“VIDEO. Les Habitants Du 16e Face Au Futur Centre Pour SDF: ‘Ça va être La Zone.’” L’Obs. Accessed January 2, 2017. http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/video/20160315.OBS6517/video-les-habitants-du-16e-face-au-futur-centre-pour-sdf-ca-va-etre-la-zone.html.

Viscusi, Gregory. “Patriot Act a La Francaise Passes Even as Opposition Mounts.” Bloomberg.com. Accessed October 12, 2015. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-05/patriot-act-a-la-francaise-set-to-pass-even-as-opposition-mounts.

Wæver, Ole. Identity, Migration, and the New Security Agenda in Europe. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993., 1993.

 

Mixité (Diversity) - Episode 2

«A Paris, Le Niveau de Mixité Est de Loin Le plus élevé»,” Libération.fr, October 24, 2013, http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2013/10/24/a-paris-le-niveau-de-mixite-est-de-loin-le-plus-eleve_942129.

Blanc, Maurice. “Social Integration and Exclusion in France: Some Introductory Remarks from a Social Transaction Perspective,” Housing Studies 13, no. 6 (November 1998): 781–92, doi:10.1080/02673039883065.

Desfeux, Gilles. “Race After the ‘Post-Racial.’ Thinking Through the Proliferation of Racisms,” Text, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme | FMSH, (October 24, 2016), http://www.fmsh.fr/fr/c/9244.

des Neiges Léonard, Marie. “Who Counts in the Census? Racial and Ethnic Categories in France,” International Handbook of the Demography of Race & Ethnicity, January 2015, 537.

“Diversité Commerciale,” accessed November 2, 2016, http://www.paris.fr/professionnels/plan-donnees-et-documents-d-urbanisme/diversite-commerciale-3553.

“La Mixité Contre Le Choix - Les Mots Sont Importants (lmsi.net),” accessed January 11, 2017, http://lmsi.net/La-mixite-contre-le-choix.

Lochak, Danièle. “L’intégration comme injonction. Enjeux idéologiques et politiques liés à l’immigration,” Cultures & Conflits, no. 64 (December 20, 2006): 131–47, doi:10.4000/conflits.2136.

Tissot, Sylvie. “The Role of Race and Class in Urban Marginality,” City 11, no. 3 (2007): 364–69.

 Tissot, Sylvie and Franck Poupeau. “La spatialisation des problèmes sociaux,” Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales no 159, no. 4 (December 1, 2006): 4–9.

Ware, Leland. “Color-Blind Racism in France: Bias Against Ethnic Minority Immigrants,” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 46 (January 1, 2014): 185.

 

Communautarisme (Community) - Episode  3

Blanc, Maurice. “The Impact of Social Mix Policies in France.” Housing Studies 25, no. 2 (March 2010): 257–72. doi:10.1080/02673030903562923.

Byrnes, Melissa K. “Liberating the Land or Absorbing a Community: Managing North African Migration and the Bidonvilles in Paris’s Banlieues.” French Politics, Culture & Society 31, no. 3 (Winter 2013): 1–20. doi:10.3167/fpcs.2013.310301.

“Diversité Commerciale.” Accessed November 2, 2016. http://www.paris.fr/professionnels/plan-donnees-et-documents-d-urbanisme/diversite-commerciale-3553.

Djiar, Kahina Amal. “Locating Architecture, Post-Colonialism and Culture: Contextualisation in Algiers.” The Journal of Architecture 14, no. 2 (April 1, 2009): 161–83. doi:10.1080/13602360902867392.

Holston, James. Insurgent Citizenship. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

“Le Repli Communautaire : Un Concept Policier - Les Mots Sont Importants (lmsi.net).” Accessed January 11, 2017. http://lmsi.net/Le-repli-communautaire-un-concept.

Mack, Mehammed Amadeus. Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, 2017.­­­

Mayanthi, Fernando. The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism. Durham (NC): Duke University Press, 2014.­­

Nicole Beaurain. “Michelle Guillon, Isabelle Taboada-Léonetti, Le Triangle de Choisy : Un Quartier Chinois à Paris, Paris, CIEMI ; L’Harmattan, 1986 ; Véronique De Rudder, Michelle Guillon (Collab.), Autochtones et Immigrés En Quartier Populaire : D’Aligre à L’îlot Châlon, Paris, CIEMI ; L’Harmattan, 1987 ; Isabelle Taboada-Léonetti, Michelle Guillon (Collab.), Les Immigrés Des Beaux Quartiers : La Communauté Espagnole Dans Le XVIe, Paris, L’Harmattan, (Collection « Migrations et Changements »).” L Homme et La Société, no. 1 (1988): 117.

 

Boboland (Gentrification) - Episode 4

Blanc-Chaléard, Marie-Claude. “ETRANGERS ET IMMIGRES EN REGION PARISIENNE: XIXe-XXe SIECLES.” Foreigners and Immigrants in the Paris Region in the 19th-20th Centuries. 95, no. 384 (October 2003): 267–86.

Blanc, Maurice. “Housing Segregation and the Poor: New Trends in French Social Rented Housing.” Housing Studies 8, no. 3 (July 1, 1993): 207–14. doi:10.1080/02673039308720762.

Foster, Jeremy. “Sortir de La Banlieue: (re)articulations of National and Gender Identities in Zaida Ghorab-Volta’s Jeunesse Doree.” Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 18, no. 3 (June 2011): 327.

Levasseur, Bruno. “De-Essentializing the Banlieues, Reframing the Nation: Documentary Cinema in France in the Late 1990s.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 6, no. 2 (August 2008): 97–109. doi:10.1386/ncin.6.2.97_1.

Ross, Kristin. Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1995., 1995.

Rustenholz, Alain. De la banlieue rouge au Grand Paris: d’Ivry à Clichy et de Saint-Ouen à Charenton, 2015.

Tissot, Sylvie. “Les métamorphoses de la domination sociale.” Savoir/Agir, no. 19 (January ): 61–68.

 

Codes - Episode 5

“Designing Gender Into and Out of Public Space.” Accessed January 21, 2017. https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/designing-gender-into-and-out-of-public-space.

Dronkers, Jaap. “ETHNIC RIOTS IN FRENCH BANLIEUES: Can Ethnic Riots in the French Banlieues Be Explained by Low School Achievement or High School Segregation of First and Second-Generation Migrants?” Tocqueville Review -- La Revue Tocqueville 27, no. 1 (March 2006): 61–74.

Fassin, Didier. Enforcing Order: An Enthography of Urban Policing. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.

Foucault, Michel, Michel Senellart, François Ewald, and Alessandro Fontana. Security, territory, population: lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan : République Française, 2007.

“Gender Trouble in France | Jacobin.” Accessed February 18, 2017. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/12/gender-trouble-in-france/.

“Harcèlement de rue : « Quand on est une femme en France, on est seule ».” Le Monde.fr, April 16, 2015, sec. Société. http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2015/04/16/harcelement-de-rue-quand-on-est-une-femme-en-france-on-est-seule_4617354_3224.html.

Levasseur, Bruno. “De-Essentializing the Banlieues, Reframing the Nation: Documentary Cinema in France in the Late 1990s.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 6, no. 2 (August 2008): 97–109. doi:10.1386/ncin.6.2.97_1.

Mack, Mehammed Amadeus. Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, 2017.

Mayanthi, Fernando. The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism. Durham (NC): Duke University Press, 2014.

Noiriel, Gérard. The French Melting Pot: Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Pascual, Julia. “Mort d’Adama Traoré : un pompier contredit la version des gendarmes.” Le Monde.fr, September 14, 2016. http://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/article/2016/09/14/adama-traore-le-pompier-qui-contredit-les-gendarmes_4997787_1653578.html.

Schneider, Cathy Lisa. Police Power and Race Riots. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2014.

The New York Times. “Understanding Transgender Access Laws.” The New York Times, February 24, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/transgender-bathroom-law.html.

Tissot, Sylvie. “Excluding Muslim Women: From Hijab to Niqab, from School to Public Space.” Public Culture 23, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 39–46. doi:10.1215/08992363-2010-014.

Ware, Leland. “Color-Blind Racism in France: Bias Against Ethnic Minority Immigrants.” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 46 (January 1, 2014): 185.

Frontières (Borders) - Episode 6 

Angel, Shlomo. “Atlas of Urban Expansion.” Cambridge, Mass.: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2012.

Begag, Azouz. L’intégration. Paris: Cavalier bleu, 2003.

Dikeç, Mustafa. “Immigrants, Banlieues, and Dangerous Things: Ideology as an Aesthetic Affair.” Antipode 45, no. 1 (January 2013): 23–42. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.00999.x.

Enright, Theresa. The Making of Grand Paris: Metropolitan Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century, 2016.

Harvey, David. Paris, Capital of Modernity. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Jean, Billet. “Bastie J. — Géographie du Grand Paris.” Revue de géographie alpine 74, no. 4 (1986): 424–424.

Léchenet, Alexandre. “Carte : Paris vote pour François Hollande.” Le Monde.fr, May 7, 2012. http://www.lemonde.fr/election-presidentielle-2012/article/2012/05/07/carte-paris-vote-pour-francois-hollande_1696832_1471069.html.

Ross, Kristin. Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1995., 1995.

Rustenholz, Alain. De la banlieue rouge au Grand Paris: d’Ivry à Clichy et de Saint-Ouen à Charenton, 2015.

Tissot, Sylvie. “Les métamorphoses de la domination sociale.” Savoir/Agir, no. 19 (January ): 61–68.

Tissot, Sylvie, and Franck Poupeau. “La spatialisation des problèmes sociaux.” Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales no 159, no. 4 (December 1, 2006): 4–9.

Tribillon, Justinien. “Dirty Boulevard: Why Paris’s Ring Road Is a Major Block on the City’s Grand Plans.” The Guardian, June 26, 2015, sec. Cities. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/26/ring-road-paris-peripherique-suburbs-banlieue.

Zachmann, Patrick. Ma proche banlieue. Paris: Barral, 2009.

 

Utopie (Utopia) - Episode 7

Beaumont, Franck. “L’architecture Du Forum Des Halles - Evous.” Accessed December 2, 2015. http://www.evous.fr/Le-Forum-des-Halles-architecture,1180748.html.

Birignani, Cesare. “The Police and the City: Paris, 1660-1750.” Columbia University, 2013. http://oatd.org/oatd/record?record=handle%5C%3A10022%5C%2FAC%5C%3AP%5C%3A20567.

Degoutin, Stephane. “Trou Noir Urbain (Nostalgie Du Forum Des Halles).” Propositions/spéculations, 2009. www.nogoland.com/wordpress/2009/11/trou-noir-urbain.

Everson, Norma. “The Assassination of Les Halles.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 32, no. 4 (1973).

“Il Y a 50 Ans : Que Faire Du Quartier Des Halles à Paris?” Le Figaro, May 1, 2015. http://www.lefigaro.fr/histoire/archives/2015/05/01/26010-20150501ARTFIG00166-il-y-a-50-ans-que-faire-du-quartier-des-halles-a-paris.php.

Ross, Kristin. Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1995., 1995.

Rustenholz, Alain. De la banlieue rouge au Grand Paris: d’Ivry à Clichy et de Saint-Ouen à Charenton, 2015.

Schneider, Pierre. “Paris Starts to Heal the Gaping Wound Left by Les Halles.” New York Times. September 9, 1979.

TenHoor, Meredith. “Architecture and Biopolitics at Les Halles.” French Politics, Culture & Society 25, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 73–92. doi:10.3167/fpcs.2007.250206.

“The Glory That Was Paris.” New York Times. June 23, 1971.

Vale, Lawrence. Architecture, Power, and National Identity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

“Where Les Halles Stood: Culture Center and Shops.” New York Times. September 4, 1979.

 

Centres - Episode 8

Burton, Richard D. E. Blood in the City: Violence and Revelation in Paris, 1789-1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.

“Démolir Le Sacré-Cœur Ou Honorer Les Morts de La Commune ? - Libération.” http://www.liberation.fr/debats/2017/02/28/demolir-le-sacre-coeur-ou-honorer-les-morts-de-la-commune_1551465.

Fassin, Didier. Enforcing Order: An Enthography of Urban Policing. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.

“Fusillade Sur Les Champs-Elysées : Retrouvez Le Déroulé de La Soirée.”  http://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/live/2017/04/20/fusillade-sur-les-champs-elysees-a-paris-un-policier-tue-un-assaillant-abattu_5114537_1653578.html.

Levinovitz, Alan. “How Trigger Warnings Silence Religious Students.” The Atlantic, August 30, 2016. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/silencing-religious-students-on-campus/497951/.

 

Newsletter Previews and Peeks!

Foucault, Michel, Michel Senellart, François Ewald, and Alessandro Fontana. Security, territory, population: lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan : République Française, 2007.

 

This book is important not just because of the themes of these lectures but also how they were delivered. The Collège de France is a space were lecturers give public lectures where anyone can listen to them and that's also what I wanted from a podcast. I’m hoping to make this research something anyone can connect with.

 

James Holston, Insurgent Citizenship Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.

 

You may have heard an excerpt in Episode 3 - Communautarisme. Maybe you wondered what does a book on Brazil have to do with Paris? Good question. A lot of what I talk about on HTBD is how are people getting along in multi-ethnic multi-religious public space. In Insurgent Citizenship, Holston uses post revolution France as an archetype of a legal system grappling with the question of diversity not just of identities but of values.

 

Ross, Kristin. Fast Cars, Clean Bodies : Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1995., 1995.

 

This book is a classic and one of the first books that really opened my eyes to the deep history of how interconnected modernity, industry, and identity in France is. This is a  history not just of the forming of people and of politics but also of space.

 

Noiriel, Gérard. The French Melting Pot: Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

 

A lot like Ross's book, Noiriel is a great place for discovering a deeper history to the politics surrounding contemporary immigration issues in France. Definitely a great companion to Episodes 3 and 5 on communitarianism and social codes.

 

Khalili, Bouchra. The Mapping Journey, projection installation: 2008-11.

 

This is a piece that I saw in the New Museum in New York in 2014 but has since moved to MOMA. In the piece there are four hanging screens with projections on both sides of a map focused on the Mediterranean. A hand appears and traces a line from south to north while a voice narrates a journey of deportations and border crossings. The whole image floats, a person detached from a homeland, a hand detached from a body, a screen detached from a wall. It's very beautiful and offers an alternative to conflict images. Instead of consuming a visual of someone's body, you're really seeing an image of their story. Khalili's work is the inspiration for the HTBD maps.

 

Zachmann, Patrick. Ma proche banlieue. Paris: Barral, 2009.

 

This book of photography is a long form piece that I almost wish I could do in this podcast. Zachmann interviewed and photographed kids in the banlieues of Paris from all sorts of immigrant backgrounds. He then follows up with them a decade later and retakes many of the photographs. It's a really stunning view of how the banlieues changed over time. But I didn't really like how paternalizing Zachamann could be towards his subjects.

 

Vãsquez, Juan Gabriel, and tr. Anne McLean. The Sound of Things Falling. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Ok I can hear you asking, what oh what can a novel about post Pablo Escobar Bogotá Columbia have to do with Paris, France? Again, great question. This novel really stuck with me while I was working on this podcast because it's the story of people who have lived through a period of intense public violence, trying to trust their city again. It made me think a lot about how violence or rumors of violence can effect public space and the way we use public space. A stretch? Perhaps. It's a lovely novel though.

Aymé, Marcel. Le Passe-muraille. Paris: Gallimard, 1978. (Excerpt, Les Sabines)

This one is a beautiful story of a young Parisian housewife named Sabine, who has the power of multiplying herself as much as she wants. At first she just uses it to do housework but then she starts to venture out and have adventures with her many selves. She ends up at one point in la Zone. If you listened to Episode 4 - Boboland! you'll know la Zone is this area outside of Paris that used to be full of shantytowns. The scene where she's in la Zone is a very intense description of this pre-housing projects banlieue space.

Pandya, Aatmaja . Phantom. http://aatmajapandya.com/Phantom: 01 Apr. 2016. Web. 23

Apr. 2017

This is an autobiographical comic on gentrification in Queens, New York. What's different about this piece is that it talks about the cultural loss of gentrification. It's a very intimate piece and it drove me to think about gentrification in a more social way. It's short and very moving.

 

Maeril. Dix Histoires Ordinaires. http://maeril.tumblr.com/post/158234366426/hd-1ère-

            histoire-2ème-histoire-3ème-histoire: Web. 23 Apr. 2017

This series by illustrator Maeril tells the stories of French minority citizens and the microaggressions that they dealt with as children and as adults. Because it shows ordinary experiences it's able to detail different ways that France's history, its relationships with former colonies, its treatment of religious minorities, and so on manifest in everyday life.

La Haine. Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. Perf. Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, and Saïd Taghmaoui. Canal+, 1995

Obvious? Yes. But bears mentioning because it was probably the first time I saw a film depicting the banlieues of Paris with the types of diversity that are so specific to France and its history. I will say that this is just one way of looking at the banlieues at a certain point in time but it is and was a very important first look for me.

Flâner. Dir. Cecile Emeke. Perf. Gaëlle and Christelle. Youtube, 18 Jan. 2015.

This series of short docu-films is from the same director who made Strolling, a very gorgeous docu-series in London. Emeke focuses on the black diaspora in the West, mainly focused on European cities. Flâner is four walking scenes in Paris with young black people explaining their experiences in the city. These films had a huge impact on the way that I structured my interview questions.

Shoot for the Contents. Dir. Trinh T. Minh Ha. Moon Gift Film, 1991

Shoot for the Contents is an essay film that I watched in a class with Renée Green (another very interesting writer and filmmaker). It's a film that explores storytelling, poetry, and philosophy in China. China? Yes. Again what's the connection to Paris? Good question. This film was really helpful to me because of the way it plays with translation and the relationship between the listener, the translator, and the speaker. It gave me an idea of how and when to let the original speaker take the lead to set a scene instead of a voice-over.

Rustenholz, Alain. De la banlieue rouge au Grand Paris: d’Ivry à Clichy et de Saint-Ouen à Charenton, 2015.

Rustenholz histories of the Parisian periphery goes banlieue by banlieue, chronicling the social and political lives of these towns. While many of the interviewees characterized their views of the banlieues whether they grew up in them or not, this book provided an encyclopedic reference for the historic importance and development of these towns, which added a fuller picture to the banlieues I reference in the show.

Mack, Mehammed Amadeus. Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, 2017.

Mack (who I interviewed for episode 5 of the podcast) wrote of book of singular importance. It explores the ways in which the civic aptitude of immigrant and Muslim residents in France is now being measured by group acceptance of progressive views as opposed to linguistic and professional assimilation. This metric is often branded by conservative commentators who themselves attempt to limit progressive movements. Through the term sexual nationalism he expounds the ways in which women’s movements and LGBT movements are coopted into anti-immigrant sentiment by conservative politics.