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Ex-centric migrations : Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean cinema, literature, and music

Author: Hakim Abderrezak
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing in the wake of the political and social uprisings known as the "Arab Spring" and the restrictive European immigration policies that followed, Hakim Abderrezak contests the common notion that emigrants from former European colonies migrate predominantly to the land of the ex-colonizer. Focusing particularly on clandestine migration practices, he shows that despite a linguistic affinity, a tradition of labor,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abderrezak, Hakim, author
Ex-centric migrations
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016014975
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hakim Abderrezak
ISBN: 9780253020789 0253020786
OCLC Number: 948805409
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Contents: Disimmigration as a remedy for the illness of immigration in Ismaël Ferroukhi's Le grand voyage --
"Burning the sea" : clandestine migration across the Mediterranean in Francophone Moroccan Iitterature --
Southward road narratives : how French citizens become clandestine immigrants in Algeria --
The new Eldorado in Mediterranean music --
Europe bound : shooting "illegals" at sea --
Heading home : post-mortem road narratives --
Conclusion : "white sea of the middle" or "wide sea to meddle in"?
Responsibility: Hakim Abderrezak.

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Writing in the wake of the political and social uprisings known as the "Arab Spring" and the restrictive European immigration policies that followed, Hakim Abderrezak contests the common notion that emigrants from former European colonies migrate predominantly to the land of the ex-colonizer. Focusing particularly on clandestine migration practices, he shows that despite a linguistic affinity, a tradition of labor, and additional historical ties with the colonizer, migrants from the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) are no longer trekking to France, but instead are drifting toward other destinations like Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Middle East. Abderrezak locates this migratory shift away from France in literary, cinematic, and musical representations of the emigrant's journey. Contrary to mass media coverage and mainstream political discourse, these cultural productions reveal new patterns of human movement and an alternative mapping of the Mediterranean.

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