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Turkish Immigration, Art and Narratives of Home in France (Hardcover) (Annedith Schneider)

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Turkish immigration, art and narratives of home in France argues for a cultural, rather than a sociological or economic, approach to understanding how immigrants become part of their new country. In contrast to the language of integration or assimilation which evaluates an immigrant's success in relation to a static endpoint (e.g. integrated or not), 'settling' is a more useful metaphor. Immigrants and their descendants are not definitively 'settled', but rather engage in an ongoing process of adaptation. In order to understand this process of settling, it is important to pay particular attention to immigrants not only as consumers, but also as producers of culture, since artistic production provides a unique and nuanced perspective on immigrants' sense of home and belonging, especially within the multi-generational process of settling. In order to anchor these larger theoretical questions in actual experience, this book looks at music, theatre and literature by artists of Turkish immigrant origin in France.
Number of Pages: 129
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Annedith Schneider
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2016
TCIN: 52041679
UPC: 9781784991494
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2613
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