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Screening integration : recasting Maghrebi immigration in contemporary France /
edited and with an introduction by Sylvie Durmelat and Vinay Swamy.
imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2011.
description
250 p., [21] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0803228252 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780803228252 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2011.
isbn
0803228252 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780803228252 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction / Sylvie Durmelat and Vinay Swamy -- From "Ghettoes" to Globalization: Situating Maghrebi-French Filmmakers / Alec G. Hargreaves -- Hidden Islam: The Role of the Religious in Beur and Banlieue Cinema / Michel Cadé -- "Et si on allait en Algérie?" Home, Displacement, and the Myth of Return in Recent Journey Films by Maghrebi-French and North African Émigré Directors / Will Higbee -- Turning Integration Inside Out: How Johnny the Frenchman Became Abdel Bachir the Arab Grocer in Il était une fois dans l'oued / Hakim Abderrezak -- Re-Visions of the Algerian War of Independence: Writing the Memories of Algerian Immigrants into French Cinema / Sylvie Durmelat -- Rachid Bouchareb's Indigènes: Political or Ethical Event of Memory? / Mireille Rosello -- Class Acts: Education, Gender, and Integration in Recent French Cinema / Carrie Tarr -- Don't Touch the White Woman: La journée de la jupe or Feminism at the Service of Islamophobia / Geneviève Sellier -- A Space of Their Own? Women in Maghrebi-French Filmmaking / Patricia Geesey -- Sexual/Social (Re)Orientations: Cross-Dressing, Queerness, and the Maghrebi/Beur Male in Liria Bégéja's Change-moi ma vie and Amal Bedjaoui's Un fils / Darren Waldron -- (Re)Casting Sami Bouajila: An Ambiguous Model of Integration, Belonging, and Citizenship / Murray Pratt and Denis M. Provencher -- Repackaging the Banlieues: Malik Chibane's La Trilogie Urbaine / Vinay Swamy.
catalogue key
8261426
 
Includes bibliographical references, filmographies, and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sylvie Durmelat is an associate professor of French and Francophone studies at Georgetown University. She is the author of Fictions de l'intgration and articles in Immigrant Narratives in Contemporary France and Expressions maghrbines. Vinay Swamy is an associate professor of French and Francophone studies at Vassar College and the author of Interpreting the Republic: Marginalizaion and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2012-06-01:
Focusing especially, but not exclusively, on films produced in the first decade of the new millennium, this book explores and critiques the integration into contemporary French society of French citizens of North African descent. Essays discuss the production and public reception of films by French directors of North African heritage (referred to variously as Maghrebi-French or Beur); the portrayal of Maghrebi-French characters in films by directors both of Maghrebi-French and of European-French or Franco-French heritage; and the roles in which Maghrebi-French actors have been cast. As a whole, therefore, the collection not only offers a portrait and critique of the integration of Maghrebi-French into French society but also critiques French cinema itself as a locus of integration. The contributors are both US based and international, and the scholarship throughout the collection is solidly anchored in the context of earlier work on French and Beur or banlieue cinema. This collection should be of great interest to scholars of cinema and/or contemporary French culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. D. L. Boudreau Mercyhurst University
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"[ Screening Integration is] a welcome study of a recent body of Maghrebi-French films. . . . The book is a solid, timely read."Florence Martin, H-France
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Summaries
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North African immigrants have become a strong presence in France's national life. Descendants of immigrants from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have gained mainstream recognition as filmmakers and as the subject of films. The first collective volume on this topic, 'Screening Integration' offers a critical analysis of this cinema.
Main Description
North African immigrants, once confined to France's social and cultural margins, have become a strong presence in France's national life. Similarly, descendants of immigrants from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have gained mainstream recognition as filmmakers and as the subject of films. The first collective volume on this topic, Screening Integration offers a sustained critical analysis of this cinema. In particular, contributors evaluate how Maghrebi films have come to participate in, promote, and, at the same time, critique France's integration. In the process, these essays reflect on the conditions that allowed for the burgeoning of this cinema in the first place, as well as on the social changes the films delineate. Screening Integration brings together established scholars in the fields of postcolonial, Francophone, and film studies to address the latest developments in this cinematic production. These authors explore the emergence of various genres that recast the sometimes fossilized idea of ethnic difference. Screening Integration provides a much-needed reference for those interested in comprehending the complex shifts in twenty-first century French cinema and in the multicultural social formations that have become an integral part of contemporary France in the new millennium.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
From "Ghettoes" to Globalization: Situating Maghrebi-French Filmmakersp. 25
Hidden Islam: The Role of the Religious in Beur and Banlieue Cinemap. 41
"Et si on allait en Algérie?" Home, Displacement, and the Myth of Return in Recent Journey Films by Maghrebi-French and North African Émigré Directorsp. 58
Turning Integration Inside Out: How Johnny the Frenchman Became Abdel Bachir the Arab Grocer in Il était une fois dans l'ouedp. 77
Re-Visions of the Algerian War of Independence: Writing the Memories of Algerian Immigrants into French Cinemap. 93
Rachid Bouchareb's Indigènes: Political or Ethical Event of Memory?p. 112
Class Acts: Education, Gender, and Integration in Recent French Cinemap. 127
Don't Touch the White Woman: Lajournée de lajupe or Feminism at the Service of Islamophobiap. 144
A Space of Their Own? Women in Maghrebi-French Filmmakingp. 161
Sexual/Social (Re)Orientations: Cross-Dressing, Queerness, and the Maghrebi/Beur Male in Liria Bégéja's Change-moi ma vie and Amal Bedjaoui's Un filsp. 178
(Re)Casting Sami Bouajila: An Ambiguous Model of Integration, Belonging, and Citizenshipp. 194
Repackaging the Banlieues: Malik Ghibane's La trilogie urbainep. 211
Filmographyp. 228
Contributorsp. 239
Indexp. 243
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