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French Asian youth online: Constructing collective identity and fighting against racism
France, French Asian youth, social networks, identity, racism
As in many other countries recently, renewed racism targeting ‘Asians’ has fed new discourses and collective actions to fight against racist aggressions in France. Compared to the first generation of Asian (mainly Chinese) immigrants, who mobilised exclusively against violence and insecurity, the one-and-a-half or second-generation Asian youth put a much greater emphasis on the issue of racism. What led the descendants of Asian immigrants to voice this particular concern in the public space and to transform the framing of their mobilisation from ‘public safety’ to ‘racism’?