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Samuel Everett

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Testing Diversity, Researching the Invisible: The Jew, the Israelite, and the Margins of Algerian National Identity (in France)

[Screenshot from a debate between Zohra Drif and Bernard-Henri Lévy. Screenshot taken from Youtube.]

[This is one of six pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the anniversary of the Algerian Revolution. Moderated by Muriam Haleh Davis, it features contributions from Ed McAllister, James McDougall, Malika Rahal, Natalya Vince, Samuel Everett, and Thomas Serres.] Building upon themes that emerged from my ethnography-based PhD research on affective belonging in North African Diaspora in Ile-de-France (greater Paris), here I ...

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Plurality, Hybridity, and the Self: A Review of Benjamin Stora's "Voyages en postcolonies"

[Cover of Benjamin Stora,

Benjamin Stora, Voyages en postcolonies. Paris : Stock, 2012.  Si je dis “L'Algérie est un pays musulman,” on m'accuse de faire le jeu des intégristes. Si je dis “L'Algérie n'est qu'un pays républicain,” on me rétorquera qu'il ne faut pas oublier qu'elle est un pays musulman. La France fonctionnne par images fixes, alors que l'Algérie échappe aux définintions simples. Une sorte de mixité, de métissage, de pluralité, de circulation sur fond d'héritages ...

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Bio

Samuel Everett


Samuel Everett is a senior teaching fellow in the department of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies where he has also taught General Diplomatic Studies and Practice. His research interests lie in the complexity of feeling in minority identification to a host land with a particular focus on the itinerancy of Diaspora in Jewish North African history and society.