Emigrant Dreams, Immigrant Borders: Migrants, Transnational Encounters, and Identity in Spain

Emigrant Dreams, Immigrant Borders: Migrants, Transnational Encounters, and Identity in Spain

by Raquel Vega-Duran

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Overview

This interdisciplinary book offers a fresh way to understand present-day Spain in relation to its African and Latin American migrants. It combines readings of a large range of cultural works with a clear understanding of political, historical, and social context, in order to rethink migrant identities and cultural representations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611487428
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 03/23/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Raquel Vega-Durán is associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Claremont McKenna College.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Migrant and the Making of Spain
Chapter 1: When We Were “The Other”: Emigrant Memories and Immigration in Spain
Chapter 2: Liminal Paradoxes At and “In” the Border: Ceuta, Melilla, and the Strait of Gibraltar
Chapter 3: Stretching the Border: Atlantic Ocean, Airport Customs, and Other Crossings
Chapter 4: The “Other” Shore in Contemporary Spanish Cinema
Chapter 5: Repopulating “Madre Patria”: Transatlantic Encounters Inside Spain
Chapter 6: Spain’s Integral Diversity
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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