Alain Touraine: Immigrants as Scapegoats in Europe



The category of immigrant is invented by and for the lowest part of the society, and immigrants are “invented” as scapegoats for issues they are not responsible for, French sociologist Alain Touraine says in this Resetdoc video-interview. Today in Europe the main preoccupation is not people coming from Arab countries — he adds — but from Eastern Europe.

About the Speaker:

Alain Touraine is research director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, where he founded the Centre d’Etude des Mouvements Sociaux.