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Empire's Legacy: Roots of a Far-Right Affinity in Contemporary France

John W.P. Veugelers


Building on the idea of latent political potential, this book offers an alternative interpretation of the contemporary far right. Its main thesis is that relations between colonizers and colonized implanted a legacy that, under certain conditions, translated into support for the far right in France. To make this argument, the book offers a model for the study of political potentials that combines a situational approach to identity relations, a networks approach to subcultural practice, and a historical approach to political opportunity. The early part of this book traces the origins and develo ... More

Keywords: far right, nativism, postcolonialism, France, colonial Algeria, subaltern politics, voluntary association, urban politics, race and ethnicity, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190875664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190875664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W.P. Veugelers, author
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto