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The Resource Branding the 'beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013, Kathryn A. Kleppinger

Branding the 'beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013, Kathryn A. Kleppinger

Label
Branding the 'beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013
Title
Branding the 'beur' author
Title remainder
minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn A. Kleppinger
Title variation
Minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Branding the 'Beur' Author focuses on the mainstream media promotion of literature written by the descendants of North African immigrants to France (often called beurs). These conversations between journalists and 'beur authors' delve into contemporary debates such as the explosion of racism in the 1980s and the purported role of Islam in French society in the 1990s. But the interests of journalists looking for sensational subject matter also heavily shape the promotion and reception of these novels: only the 'beur authors' who employ a realist style to write about the challenges faced by the North African immigrant population in France--and who engage on-air with French identity politics and immigration--receive multiple invitations to participate in interviews. Previous scholarship has taken a necessary first step by analysing the social and political stakes of this literature (using labels such as beur and/or banlieue to designate its urban, economically distressed setting), but this book argues that we must move beyond this approach because it reproduces the selection criteria deployed by the media to determine which books receive the most commercial and critical support. By demonstrating how minority-based literary labels such as 'francophone' and 'postcolonial' are always already defined by the sociopolitical context in which books are published and promoted, Branding the 'Beur' Author establishes that these labels are tautological and cannot reflect the thematic and stylistic richness of beur (and other minority) production in France."--
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ERASA
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Kleppinger, Kathryn A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures
Series volume
36
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African fiction (French)
  • North Africans in literature
  • French fiction
  • French fiction
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • French fiction
  • French literature
  • Mass media and minorities
  • Mass media and literature
  • French literature
Label
Branding the 'beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013, Kathryn A. Kleppinger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Authorship at a crossroads : the changing faces of French writing, 1983-2013 -- Mehdi Charef and the invention of beur writing -- Competing visions of minority authorship : Azouz Begag and Farida Belghoul -- Eyewitness narratives and the creation of the beurette -- Rachid Djaïdani and the shift from beur to banlieue writing -- Revising the beurette label : Faïza Guène's ongoing quest to reframe the reception of her work -- Sabri Louatah and the Qui fait la France? Collective : literature and politics since 2007
Control code
ocn930797666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781781381960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930797666
Label
Branding the 'beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013, Kathryn A. Kleppinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Authorship at a crossroads : the changing faces of French writing, 1983-2013 -- Mehdi Charef and the invention of beur writing -- Competing visions of minority authorship : Azouz Begag and Farida Belghoul -- Eyewitness narratives and the creation of the beurette -- Rachid Djaïdani and the shift from beur to banlieue writing -- Revising the beurette label : Faïza Guène's ongoing quest to reframe the reception of her work -- Sabri Louatah and the Qui fait la France? Collective : literature and politics since 2007
Control code
ocn930797666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781781381960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930797666

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