Living Tangier : Migration, Race, and Illegality in a Moroccan City / Abdelmajid Hannoum.

Author
Hannoum, Abdelmajid [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019]
  • ©2020
Description
1 online resource (312 pages) : 14 illustrations

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Series
Contemporary Ethnography Ser. [More in this series]
Summary note
Since the early 1990s, new migratory patterns have been emerging in the southern Mediterranean. Here, a large number of West Africans and young Moroccans, including minors, make daily attempts to cross to Europe. The Moroccan city of Tangier, because of its proximity to Spain, is one of the main gateways for this migratory movement. It has also become a magnet for middle- and working-class Europeans seeking a more comfortable life. Based on extensive fieldwork, Living Tangier examines the dynamics of transnational migration in a major city of the Global South and studies African "illegal" migration to Europe and European "legal" migration to Morocco, looking at the itineraries of Europeans, West Africans, and Moroccan children and youth, their strategies for crossing, their motivations, their dreams, their hopes, and their everyday experiences. In the process, Abdelmajid Hannoum examines how Moroccan society has been affected by the flows of migrants from both West Africa and Europe, focusing on race relations and analyzing issues related to citizenship and social inequality. Living Tangier considers what makes the city one of the most attractive for migrants preparing to cross to Europe and illustrates not only how migrants live in the city but also how they live the city-how they experience it, encounter its people, and engage its culture, walk its streets, and participate in its events. Reflecting on his own experiences and drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Edward Said, Tayeb Saleh, Amin Maalouf, and Dany Laferrière, Hannoum provokes new questions in order to reconfigure migration as a postcolonial phenomenon and interrogate how Moroccan society responds to new cultural processes.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020).
Language note
In English.
ISBN
  • 0812296532
  • 9780812296532
OCLC
1143796555
Doi
  • 10.9783/9780812296532
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