The Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity, and Global Mobility

The Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity, and Global Mobility

by Susan Ossman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739117092

ISBN-13: 9780739117095

Pub. Date: 02/09/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

While some people study globalization, others live their lives as global experiments. This book brings together people who do both. The authors or subjects of these studies are of diverse national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. What they have in common is a connection to Morocco. It is from this shared space that they draw on personal stories, fieldwork, and…  See more details below

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While some people study globalization, others live their lives as global experiments. This book brings together people who do both. The authors or subjects of these studies are of diverse national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. What they have in common is a connection to Morocco. It is from this shared space that they draw on personal stories, fieldwork, and literary and linguistic analysis to provide a critical, socially reflexive response to the conceptions of culture, identity, and mobility that animate debates on migration and cosmopolitanism. On the trail of the Bedouin or Europe's new nomads and of Zaccarias Moussaoui, Places We Share explores the relationship of mobility to subjectivity, and how physically moving can be a way of escaping the stigma of being an immigrant. Reading Rushdie, listening to Moroccan women converse in the United Arab Emirates, or examining how the experience of serial migration can shape comparative ethnography, we become more aware of how moving pushes us up against the limits of global experience. These limits must be recognized. They can be positively embraced to develop new ways of conceiving of ourselves, the world, and our connections to others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739117095
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/09/2007
Series:
Program in Migration and Refugee Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Editor's Note on Transcriptions and Translations     ix
Introduction   Susan Ossman     1
The Power to Name and the Desire to be Named: State Policies and the Invisible Nomad   Smain Laacher     17
Zacarias Moussaoui: Moroccan Muslim? French Terrorist? Benighted Zealot? War Criminal? Serial Migrant? All of the Above?   Susan J. Terrio     27
From the Maghreb to the Mediterranean: Immigration and Transnational Locations   Nabiha Jerad     47
Is It Possible to Be Both a Cosmopolitan and a Muslim?   Nadia Tazi     65
A New Take on the Wandering Jew   Shana Cohen     77
Errance, Migration, and Male Sex Work: On the Socio-cultural Sustainability of a Third Space   Nick Mai     97
Moving into Morocco: A Cosmopolitan Turn in the Medina   Justin McGuinness     121
Trilateral Touchstones: Personal and Cultural Spaces   Evelyn A. Early     43
In Search of Tangiers' Past   Leila Abouhouraira     161
Positioning the Self, Identity, and Language: Moroccan Women on the Move   Fatima Badry     173
From Tribe to Virtual Tribe   Abderrahmane Lakhsassi     187
Linked Comparisons for Life and Research   Susan Ossman     201
Index     219
About the Contributors     227

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