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October 17, 1961, a case in point
Michel Laronde

8 Narrativizing foreclosed history in ‘postmemorial’ fiction of the Algerian War in France: October 17, 1961, a case in point Michel Laronde The larger question of institutional violence and its erasure from public consciousness by the manipulation of the representation of violent events in collective memory has been brought to the forefront of postcolonial studies for some time now. More precisely, in the specific domain of immigration studies in France, understanding how camouflaged acts of State violence surface naturally or forcibly in, and through, cultural

in Reimagining North African Immigration
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Derek Robbins

5 The 1950s Early career In this chapter I explore the beginnings of Bourdieu’s career. It was, perhaps, his enforced period of military service in Algeria which extinguished any aspiration to become a philosopher which may have lingered after his time at the École Normale Supérieure. What he saw in Algeria and how he saw it crystallized the awareness of the tension between familial and scholarly experience which he had already sensed in his youth. His time in Algeria enabled him to recognize the abyss between the way in which indigenous culture operated

in The Bourdieu paradigm
Susan Ireland

10 Representations of the harkis in contemporary French-language films Susan Ireland After the signing of the Evian Accords on March 19, 1962, which officially ended the Algerian War of Independence, thousands of harkis, the Algerians who had worked for the French Army during the conflict, were killed by angry compatriots who viewed them as traitors. Many of those who managed to flee to France found themselves isolated in temporary housing camps, felt abandoned by the French, and were often rejected by Algerian immigrants who had supported the Front de

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Postmemory and identity in harki and pied noir narratives
Véronique Machelidon

of French society’ still rejects Algerian immigrants (Stora, 2005: 65). In the first decade of the twentieth century, however, a memorial reawakening occurred. In the wake of the 2003 celebration of the Year of Algeria in France and following the production of postcolonial studies in the AngloSaxon world, there has been a recent blooming of critical works on both sides of the Atlantic, dedicated to the study of the “harki experience” from the point of view of history or literature.2 Yet Stora’s appeal for building bridges 154 Reimagining North African immigration

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Samuel Zaoui’s Saint Denis bout du monde
Mireille Le Breton

Until recently, the literature portraying the chibanis’ lives in France told a story of marginalization, quasi-citizenship, exclusion, and of their identity slowly being erased over time (Ireland, 2011: 78).5 Nasser Djemaï refers to these people as ‘les Invisibles.’ They are voiceless, powerless, and isolated, dispossessed of their rightful belonging to a homeland, whether in Algeria or in France: ‘ces Chibanis qui ne sont plus d’aucun monde – Invisibles – ici en France, et dans leur pays d’origine’ (Djemaï, 2015) (chibanis no longer belong to either world – Invisible

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Coinciding locales of refuge among Sahrawi refugees in North Africa
Konstantina Isidoros

in on one group of Sahrawi refugee camps in North Africa where large agglomerations of both refugees and humanitarian ‘aid’ workers/volunteers come face to face. On the Algerian desert border, following a frozen Spanish de-colonisation due to the Moroccan invasion of two-thirds of the ‘Spanish Sahara’ territory (now called the Western Sahara) between the 1960s and 1970s, the Sahrawi have been employing international law and human rights alongside their traditional desert nomadic encampments to construct their nascent nation-state. Due to Morocco's breach of

in Displacement
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Véronique Machelidon and Patrick Saveau

the foreclosures of French memory through the reading of multiple fictional representations of a significant event of Algerian decolonization. Laronde’s methodology opens promising avenues for film studies also and finds its counterpart in Jimia Boutouba’s chapter on the film La Marche, where she demonstrates cinema’s potential to rewrite, complement, and fill in the epistemological gaps of Introduction  5 the official historical discourse. In turn, both contributions share Christiane Taubira’s faith in the corrective and inclusive hermeneutic powers of (post

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Hakim Abderrezak

Italy. Additionally, this field has been gradually examining Mediterranean-focused themes instead of exclusively treating matters concerning the Maghreb–France dyad. This paradigm shift can be seen in the recent literary and cinematic productions I will be discussing here. I will look at how literature and film have addressed the issues at the core of clandestine migration, a topic Mediterranean writers and filmmakers born and living in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, France, and Italy have tackled increasingly since the late 1990s.4 Here, I will focus on Tahar Ben Jelloun

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

Christiane Taubira's spirited invocation of colonial poetry at the French National Assembly in 2013 denounced the French politics of assimilation in Guyana . It was seen as an attempt to promote respect for difference, defend the equality of gay and heterosexual rights, and give a voice to silent social and cultural minorities. Taubira's unmatched passion for poetry and social justice, applied to the current Political arena, made her an instant star in the media and on the Internet. This book relates to the mimetic and transformative powers of literature and film. It examines literary works and films that help deflate stereotypes regarding France's post-immigration population, promote a new respect for cultural and ethnic minorities. The writers and filmmakers examined in the book have found new ways to conceptualize the French heritage of immigration from North Africa and to portray the current state of multiculturalism in France. The book opens with Steve Puig's helpful recapitulation of the development of beur, banlieue, and urban literatures, closely related and partly overlapping taxonomies describing the cultural production of second-generation, postcolonial immigrants to France. Discussing the works of three writers, the book discusses the birth of a new Maghrebi-French women's literature. Next comes an examination of how the fictional portrayal of women in Guene's novels differs from the representation of female characters in traditional beur literature. The book also explores the development of Abdellatif Kechiche's cinema, Djaidani's film and fiction, French perception of Maghrebi-French youth, postmemorial immigration, fiction, and postmemory and identity in harki.

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Author: David Whyte

This book explains the direct link between the structure of the corporation and its limitless capacity for ecological destruction. It argues that we need to find the most effective means of ending the corporation’s death grip over us. The corporation is a problem, not merely because it devours natural resources, pollutes and accelerates the carbon economy. As this book argues, the constitutional structure of the corporation eradicates the possibility that we can put the protection of the planet before profit. A fight to get rid of the corporations that have brought us to this point may seem an impossible task at the moment, but it is necessary for our survival. It is hardly radical to suggest that if something is killing us, we should over-power it and make it stop. We need to kill the corporation before it kills us.