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

By Debra Faszer-McMahon,Victoria L. Ketz

ISBN-10: 1472416341

ISBN-13: 9781472416346

round the flip of twenty first Century, Spain welcomed greater than six million foreigners, a lot of them from numerous components 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 through 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 members interrogate how Spanish cultural texts characterize, 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 matters relating to Spain’s racial, ethnic, and sexual limitations; the allure of pictures of Africa within the modern industry; and the function of Spain’s fiscal quandary in shaping attitudes in the direction of immigration. Taken jointly, the essays are a powerful reminder that cultural texts supply a reflect into the perceptions of a society in periods of change.

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