African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing - download pdf or read online

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, lots of them from a variety of components of the African continent. How African immigrants symbolize themselves and are represented in modern Spanish texts is the topic of this interdisciplinary assortment. reading blogs, movies, 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 signify Spain and Spanish tradition. even as, those works make clear concerns concerning Spain’s racial, ethnic, and sexual obstacles; the charm of pictures of Africa within the modern market; and the position of Spain’s monetary difficulty in shaping attitudes in the direction of immigration. Taken jointly, the essays are a resounding reminder that cultural texts supply a reflect into the perceptions of a society in periods of change.

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