African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing by Debra Faszer-McMahon,Victoria L. Ketz

By Debra Faszer-McMahon,Victoria L. Ketz

round the flip of twenty first Century, Spain welcomed greater than six million foreigners, a lot of them from numerous elements of the African continent. How African immigrants characterize themselves and are represented in modern Spanish texts is the topic of this interdisciplinary assortment. examining blogs, motion pictures, translations, and literary works by means of modern authors together with Donato Ndongo (Ecquatorial Guinea), Abderrahman El Fathi (Morocco), Chus Gutiérrez (Spain), Juan Bonilla (Spain), and Bahia Mahmud Awah (Western Sahara), the individuals interrogate how Spanish cultural texts signify, idealize, or sympathize with the plight of immigrants, in addition to the ways that immigrants themselves symbolize Spain and Spanish tradition. while, those works make clear concerns relating to Spain’s racial, ethnic, and sexual obstacles; the charm of pictures of Africa within the modern market; and the position of Spain’s monetary trouble in shaping attitudes in the direction of immigration. Taken jointly, the essays are a powerful reminder that cultural texts offer a replicate into the perceptions of a society during periods of change.

Show description

Read or Download African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Strait (New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies) PDF

Similar emigration & immigration books

Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

This edited assortment specializes in worldwide migration in its inter-regional, foreign and transnational editions, and argues that modern migration scholarship is considerably complicated either inside of anthropology and past it whilst ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the social results and asymmetries of twenty-first century capitalism’s international modalities.

To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia

Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon two times faraway from its unique resource in Britain within the overdue Sixties. Rooted in gospel and rhythm and blues track, with pounding “four-to-the flooring” beats, it's always observed by way of swirling strings, vibraphone thrives, and infectious clapping. because the Sixties Northern Soul has unfold globally, through the net and migration, to such not likely areas as Medellin in Colombia.

The Geography of Georgia: Problems and Perspectives (World Regional Geography Book Series)

This e-book discusses the political and monetary historical past and geography of Georgia, the issues it has confronted, and the way it has conquer and remains to be overcoming them. In such a lot international locations, on the finish of the twentieth century the profitable solution of social-economic, political, demographic and ecological difficulties used to be mostly depending on successfully conserving the inhabitants and monetary resources from average mess ups and on making sure stipulations for his or her sustainable improvement.

Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities (Studies for the International Society for Cultural History)

For almost all people the chance to commute hasn't ever been larger, but adjustments in mobility spotlight inequalities that experience wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes in the direction of circulate have advanced throughout generations, the case reviews during this essay assortment diversity from medieval to trendy instances and canopy a number of continents.

Extra resources for African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Strait (New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 29 votes