Sex, France, and Arab Men 1962-1979 (University of Chicago Press, December 2017) is a history of how and why—from the upheavals of French Algeria in 1962 through the 1970s—highly sexualized claims about Arabs were omnipresent in important public French discussions, both those that dealt with sex and those that spoke of Arabs. The book also came out in French in February 2017 with Payot (Mâle Décolonisation. L’homme arabe et la France de l’indépendance algérienne à la révolution iranienne).
Todd Shepard, Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, author of The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France
Herrick Chapman, Associate Professor of History and French Studies (NYU), co-editor of Race in France
Crystal Fleming, Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies (SUNY at Stony Brook), author of Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France
Sylvie Tissot, Professor of Political Science (Université de Vincennes-Saint-Denis-Paris 8), visiting professor at the Institute of French Studies (NYU), author of L’Etat et les quartiers
Book cover: University of Chicago Press 2017