Jean-Loup Amselle - Lessons learned from the January 2015 Paris attacks: Double standards and Universalism

societes-plurielles:3672 - Sociétés plurielles, May 19, 2017, 1 | 2017 - Facing the challenge of the event in the Social Sciences and the Humanities - https://doi.org/10.46298/societes-plurielles.2017.3672
Lessons learned from the January 2015 Paris attacks: Double standards and UniversalismArticle

Authors: Jean-Loup Amselle 1

  • 1 École des hautes études en sciences sociales

“Lessons learned from the January 2015 Paris attacks: Double standards and Universalism”. This paper revisits the notion of republican universalism which has been challenged for by the highly publicized statements of right- and left-wing political leaders for several years, as well as by intellectuals and associations. The author’s intent is to warn against the predominance of a racialized view of French society, reflected in the challenge of the “double standard” principle by certain associations and in the competition created between the various victims of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.


Volume: 1 | 2017 - Facing the challenge of the event in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
Section: Free column
Published on: May 19, 2017
Accepted on: May 19, 2017
Submitted on: May 19, 2017
Keywords: Islamophobie, republikanischen Universalimus,Ereignis, Rassenhass, Antisemitismus,Islamophobia,Event,republican universalism,anti-Semitism,racism,islamophobie,Évènement,racisme,universalisme républicain,antisémitisme,[SHS.SOCIO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology

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