Moroccan Migration to France: Historical Patterns and Effects on Assimilation

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dc.contributor.advisor Klausen, Jytte Straus, Shayna 2016-05-10T20:59:07Z 2016-05-10T20:59:07Z 2016
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to understand assimilation patterns of Moroccan immigrants in France. Through the study of quotidian Moroccan life, starting with the establishment of the French protectorate, both the reasons and conditions of migration are outlined. It is only through an extensive examination and deep understanding of these pre-migratory processes that behavior upon arrival in the receiving country can begin to be understood, and eventually predicted. This research project analyzes the evolution of Moroccan Jewish and Muslims migration to France, beginning with the establishment of the protectorate in 1911. In selecting sources, the goal is to illustrate the nature of migratory streams through significant turning points in Moroccan history. These turning points include the establishment of the protectorate itself, World War I, World War II, Morocco’s gain of independence, the Algerian War of Independence, and the oil crisis of 1973. This research drew mainly on historical overviews of Morocco throughout the twentieth century. It was also influenced by quantitative data and various theories on migration. Through portraying the treatment of the Moroccan people by the French, both within and outside of their country, this thesis highlights the profound influence a pre-migration environment has on a people’s willingness and capability to assimilate into a receiving nation. Through its imposed institutions, France has created a set of insurmountable obstacles that make it difficult for Moroccans to feel like they are authentically French, resulting in resentment towards the state, as well as towards each other.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Shayna Straus 2016
dc.subject Migration
dc.subject Morocco
dc.subject France
dc.subject Muslim
dc.subject Jewish
dc.title Moroccan Migration to France: Historical Patterns and Effects on Assimilation
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Graduate Program in Global Studies MA Masters Global Studies Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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