Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism (African Expressive Cultures)

Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism (African Expressive Cultures)

By: Dominic Thomas (author)Paperback

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This stimulating and insightful book reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production in theater, 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 a sense of what must happen to bring about a renewed sense of integration and global Frenchness.

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Dominic Thomas is Professor of Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa (IUP, 2002) and Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (IUP, 2007).


Acknowledgments Introduction: France and the New World Order 1. Museology and Globalization: The Quai Branly Museum 2. Object/Subject Migration: The National Centre for the History of Immigration 3. Sarkozy's Law: National Identity and the Institutionalization of Xenophobia 4. Africa, France, and Eurafrica in the Twenty-First Century 5. From mirage to image: Contest(ed)ing Space in Diasporic Films (19552011) 6. The "Marie NDiaye Affair," or the Coming of a Postcolonial evoluee 7. The Euro-Mediterranean: Literature and Migration 8. Into the European "Jungle": Migration and Grammar in the New Europe 9. Documenting the Periphery: The French banlieues in Words and Film 10. Decolonizing France: National Literatures, World Literature, and World Identities Notes Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 20/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780253006707
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780253006707
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0253006708

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