What is it about?
The case focuses on a telecommunications company called M-Switch located in the Parisian neighborhood of le Sentier which is part of a broader cultural and economic shift from industry to new technology. This company is a privileged site for witnessing how people work with and across religious differences between Maghrebi Jews and Muslims in France.
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Why is it important?
Relationships between Jews and Muslims at M-Switch have a Maghrebi center made up of shared cultural memories, economic interdependency, and changing gender and class relations. These relationships are defined by a desire to re-appropriate and adapt a Maghrebi world but this is complicated by French and geopolitical representations of ethno-religious conflict between Jews and Muslims.
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This page is a summary of: Une Ambiance Diaspora: Continuity and Change in Parisian Maghrebi Imaginaries, Comparative Studies in Society and History, January 2020, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/s0010417519000434.
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