Beyond clichés about a “clash of civilizations,” a new book by French sociologist Fabien Truong illuminates the role of Islam in the lives of France’s poor and marginalized.
Fabien Truong is professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Paris 8. He previously spent six years as a high school teacher in the suburbs of Paris. The author of several noted books, he recently co-directed a documentary with French filmmaker Mathieu Vadepied, Les défricheurs. Radicalized Loyalties is his first book in English translation.