The Resource Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light, Laila Amine

Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light, Laila Amine

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Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light
Title
Postcolonial Paris
Title remainder
fictions of intimacy in the City of Light
Statement of responsibility
Laila Amine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the global imagination, Paris is the city's glamorous center, ignoring the Muslim residents in its outskirts except in moments of spectacular crisis such as terrorist attacks or riots. But colonial immigrants and their French offspring have been a significant presence in the Parisian landscape since the 1940s. Expanding the narrow script of what and who is Paris, Laila Amine explores the novels, films, and street art of Maghrebis, Franco-Arabs, and African Americans in the City of Light, including fiction by Charef, Charibi, Guène, Sebbar, Baldwin, Smith, and Wright, and such films as La haine, Made in France, Vivre me tue, and Nuit d'Octobre. Spanning the decades from the post-World War II era to the present day, Amine demonstrates that the postcolonial other is both peripheral to and intimately entangled with all the ideals so famously evoked by the French capital--romance, modernity, equality, and liberty. In their work, postcolonial writers and artists have juxtaposed these ideals with colonial tropes of intimacy (the interracial couple, the harem, the Arab queer) to expose their hidden violence. Amine highlights the intrusion of race in everyday life in a nation where, officially, it does not exist
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WU/DLC
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Amine, Laila
Dewey number
840.9/35844361
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ150.N67
LC item number
A46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paris (France)
  • French literature
  • African American authors
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • African American authors
  • French literature
  • Literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • France
Label
Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light, Laila Amine
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Paris kaleidoscope -- Colonial domesticity -- Romance and brotherhood -- The new harem -- Other queers -- Embodying the city -- Coda : everyday Islamophobia
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780299315801
Lccn
2017044982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028319645
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005804079
  • (OCoLC)on1005804079
Label
Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light, Laila Amine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Paris kaleidoscope -- Colonial domesticity -- Romance and brotherhood -- The new harem -- Other queers -- Embodying the city -- Coda : everyday Islamophobia
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780299315801
Lccn
2017044982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028319645
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005804079
  • (OCoLC)on1005804079

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