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Africa and France : postcolonial cultures, migration, and racism

Author: Dominic Richard David Thomas
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: African expressive cultures.
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This stimulating and insightful book reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production in theatre, literature, and even museum construction. Dominic Thomas's analysis unravels the complex cultural and political realities of long-standing mobility between Africa and Europe. Thomas questions the attempt to place strict limits on what it means to be French or European and offers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Richard David Thomas
ISBN: 9780253006691 0253006694 9780253006707 0253006708
OCLC Number: 811729098
Description: 329 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Museology and globalization : the Quai Branly Museum --
Object/subject migration : The National Centre for the History of Immigration --
Sarkozy's Law : national identity and the institutionalization of xenophobia --
Africa, France, and Eurafrica in the twenty-first century --
From mirage to image : contest(ed)ing space in diasporic films (1955-2011) --
The "Marie Ndiaye Affair," or the coming of a postcolonial évoluée --
The Euro-mediterranean : literature and migration --
Into the European "jungle" : migration and grammar in the new Europe --
Documenting the periphery : the French banlieues in words and film --
Decolonizing France : national literatures, world literature, and world identities.
Series Title: African expressive cultures.
Responsibility: Dominic Thomas.

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