2008 年 59 巻 1 号 p. 1_82-1_108
Society-State relationship is a classical theme in modern political theory. Nonetheless its national form is challenged by phenomena of globalization. In paragraph 1, we suggest to conceive this relationship in local, national and global contexts, considering that the experiences to cross borders characterize phenomena of globalization. The moment of moving from one milieu to another takes part in reality of society-state relationship, to the extent that it relates personal experiences to a collective dynamics or narrative. In paragraph 2, we examine immigration issues in contemporary France. Contrary to images that an event like suburb riots in 2005 might let believe, the history of immigration in France does not date from the period of decolonization. It amounts to saying that postcolonial immigrants of whom the majority came from extraeuropean countries occupy a specific place in this history. In paragraph 3, we discuss a postcolonial interpretation on writings of two great philosophers, Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, proposed by Fraçoise Vergès. She interprets their texts about “boomerang effects” from colonies to home country in relation to contemporary French politics.