The Mediterranean Passage

Migration and New Cultural Encounters in Southern Europe

Edited by Russell King

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ISBN: 9780853236467

Publication: March 1, 2001

Series: Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures 9

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During the last two decades of the twentieth century, southern Europe became a key destination for global migration. Countries which had been important source countries for emigration, mainly to northern Europe, quickly became targets for international migrants coming from an extraordinary range of source countries. Today, the management of immigration is complex with countries torn between the need to satisfy the rules of Schengen and ‘fortress Europe’ on the one hand, and the economic benefits of cheap and flexible labour supplies on the other. This book brings together a variety of detailed studies recording the ‘cultural encounters’ of these migrants. Most of the chapters are based on detailed research in locations such as Lisbon, the Algarve, Barcelona, Turin, Bologna, Sicily and Athens, as well as in source countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Albania and the Philippines. What emerges is a scenario diverse and rapidly evolving, with cultural encounters which are both enriching and depressing, yet always fascinating.

Preface and Acknowledgements List of Contributors 1. The troubled passage: migration and cultural encounters in southern Europe - Russell King 2. Revising migratory contexts: the Mediterranean caravanserai - Natalia Ribas-Mateos 3. Cultural dimensions of African immigrants in Iberian labour markets: a comparative approach - Cristóbal Mendoza 4. Festes, ferias and hip-hop: images of multiculturalism in Barcelona - Mariagiulia Grassilli 5. Reinventing cultures: the contribution of the Cape Verdean community to the cultural dynamics of Lisbon - Alina Esteves and Maria José Caldeira 6. African immigrants and their organisations in Lisbon: between social and systemic influence - Ricard Morén-Alegret 7. immigration and national literature: Italian voices from Africa and the diaspora - Alessandra Di Maio 8. Inclusionary rhetoric/exclusionary practice: an ethnographic critique of the Italian Left in the context of migration - Davide Però 9. The double passage: Tunisian migration to the South and North of Italy - Faïçal Daly 10. San Salvario, Turin: the creation of a dangerous place 1990-99 - John Foot 11. Family formation in gendered migrations: Moroccan and Filipino women in Bologna - Nicola Mai 12. Deconstructing naturalism: the racialisation of ethnic minorities in Greece - Gabriella Lazaridis and Maria Koumandraki Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

318 Pages

Copyright: © 2001

ISBN: 9780853236467

Publication: March 1, 2001

Series: Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures 9

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