Marginalised, yet mobilised: The UGTSF, African immigration, and racial advocacy in postcolonial France

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    Abstract

    The Union Générale des Travailleurs Sénégalais en France (UGTSF) and its leader, Sally N'Dongo, sought to raise awareness and provide assistance that would create greater understanding, decrease racism, and promote equality and opportunity in postcolonial France. The UGTSF's rise to prominence signified the emergence of a postcolonial African trade union movement that provided advocacy and support. Through the UGTSF, African immigrants involved themselves in some of the most important debates of the era, while addressing critical issues such as racial discrimination and exclusion, the politics of social welfare for immigrant workers, and the challenges of integration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)174-183
    Number of pages10
    JournalFrench Cultural Studies
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 2013

    Keywords

    • immigration
    • political activism
    • racial advocacy
    • racism
    • social welfare

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