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Author Abderrezak, Hakim, author

Title Ex-centric migrations : Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean cinema, literature, and music / Hakim Abderrezak
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Contents Disimmigration as a remedy for the illness of immigration in Ismaƫl 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"?
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 14, 2016)
Subject Emigration and immigration in literature.
Emigration and immigration in motion pictures.
Immigrants in literature.
Immigrants in motion pictures.
Music -- Mediterranean Region -- History and criticism.
North Africans in literature.
North Africans in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016021162
ISBN 0253020654
0253020786 (electronic book)
9780253020789 (electronic book)