The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema by Guido Rings
By Guido Rings
As a speedily getting older continent, Europe more and more is dependent upon the profitable integration of migrants. regrettably, modern political and media discourses detect and often additionally aid the improvement of nationalist, eurosceptic and xenophobic reactions to immigration and starting to be multiethnicity. Confronting this development, ecu cinema has constructed and disseminated new transcultural and postcolonial choices that may aid to enhance integration and neighborhood team spirit in Europe, and this publication investigates those choices with the intention to determine examples of fine practices that may improve eu balance. whereas the cinematic spectrum is as vast and open as so much notions of Europeanness, the movies tested percentage a basic curiosity within the different. during this qualitative movie research process, specific attention is given to British, French, German, and Spanish productions, and a comparability of multiethnic conviviality in Chicano cinema.
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