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Yearning to labor : youth, unemployment, and social destiny in urban France

Author: John P Murphy
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on ethnographic field research in the housing projects of the French city of Limoges, Yearning to Labor chronicles the everyday struggles of a group of young people as they confront  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Murphy
ISBN: 9780803294974 0803294972 1496200268 9781496200266 1496200276 9781496200273 1496200284 9781496200280
OCLC Number: 953525352
Description: xvi, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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, solidarité, 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 galère --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: John P. Murphy.

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