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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
Creator
Author
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 analyzing the social and political stakes of this literature (using labels such as 'beur' and/or 'banlieue,' to designate its urban, economically distressed setting), but the book argues that we must move beyond this approach because it reproduces the selection criteria deployed by the media that 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 socio-political context in which books are published and promoted, the book establishes that these labels are tautological and cannot reflect the thematic and stylistic richness of beur (and other minority) production in France
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kleppinger, Kathryn A
Dewey number
840.71
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ307.N67
LC item number
K64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures
Series volume
36
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African fiction (French)
  • 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
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
CR9781781384800
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781384800
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Branding the 'beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013, Kathryn A. Kleppinger
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
CR9781781384800
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781384800
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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