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Of Berbers and Beurs, France and Algeria: The Struggle for Identity and Rights, 1970–1990

Fazia Aïtel

in We are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049397
eISBN:
9780813050164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049397.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is concerned with two major social and cultural events that took place only three years apart in France and Algeria: the Berber Spring (Algeria, 1980) and the Beur March (France, 1983). ... More


Breaking the chains of ethnic identity: Faïza Guène, Saphia Azzeddine, and Nadia Bouzid, or the birth of a new Maghrebi-French women’s literature

Patrick Saveau

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how the media representation of immigration in France is at odds with the recent production of literary works by French authors of Maghrebi origins. Referring to novels by ... More


‘Qui fait la France?’ New configurations of Frenchness in contemporary urban fiction

Steve Puig

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay traces the change in focus from beur literature in the 1980s to urban literature in the 1990s onwards. Whereas beur literature showed characters torn between their original culture and ... More


“How Lucky Were the Blond Kabyles”: Reading Race in the Anarchive

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 tackles the issues of race and racism as they relate to the October 17 massacre itself, the way it was documented in police archives, and the anarchive. When read for its representations of ... More


The Seine’s Exceptional Bodies

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes the anarchive’s representations of the Seine River. The notion of the iconic Parisian river as a mass burial site remains one of the most gruesome aspects of the massacre. While ... More


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