New PDF release: African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing

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 number of components of the African continent. How African immigrants characterize themselves and are represented in modern Spanish texts is the topic of this interdisciplinary assortment. studying blogs, movies, translations, and literary works via 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 participants interrogate how Spanish cultural texts signify, idealize, or sympathize with the plight of immigrants, in addition to the ways that immigrants themselves signify Spain and Spanish tradition. whilst, those works make clear concerns regarding Spain’s racial, ethnic, and sexual barriers; the allure of pictures of Africa within the modern market; and the function of Spain’s monetary challenge 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 during periods of change.

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