Africa and France : postcolonial cultures, migration, and racism / Dominic Thomas.

Thomas, Dominic Richard David [Browse]
  • Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]
  • ©2013
1 online resource (329 pages)


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"Africa and France reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production, especially in theatre, literature, film, and even museum construction. A hated of foreigners, accompanied by new forms of intolerance and racism, has crept from policy into popular expressions of ideas about the postcolony and ethnic minorities. Dominic Thomas's stimulating and insightful analyses unravel the complex cultural and political realities of longstanding mobility between Africa and Europe and question the attempt at placing strict limits on what it means to be French or European. Thomas offers a sense of what must happen to bring about a renewed sense of integration and global Frenchness."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Introduction: France and the new world order
  • 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 "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.
  • 9780253007032 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0253007038 ((electronic bk.))
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