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Tránsitos entre África y Europa: Proyectos culturales e imaginarios postcoloniales

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dc.contributor.advisor Pérez Melgosa, Adrián en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Charnon-Deutsch, Lou. en_US
dc.contributor.author Licata, Stefania
dc.contributor.other Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-09T13:51:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-09T13:51:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01
dc.identifier Licata_grad.sunysb_0771E_13490.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/78347
dc.description 216 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores the ideological and physical movements from Africa to Europe and vice-versa during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I compare different perspectives on displacement and cultural transit between Africa and Europe, focusing on Spain and Italy, as they represent crucial points in the conceptualization of contemporary crossings to Europe. The hybrid cultural productions authored by those who cross the borders to and from Europe are of paramount importance because, as I argue, they provide an entry point into a powerful social cultural imaginary constructed during the colonial period that continues to be present and operate today. Chapter One focuses on Afran and Kikoko’s artistic production. I argue that European countries tend to ignore the originality of the migrant subjects’ African cultural practices and I show how these artists reaffirm their African traditions from a modern perspective. The second and third chapters deal more specifically with representations of African migration to Europe through the literary and theatrical works of the Guinean writers Recaredo Silebo Boturu, Donato Ndongo Bidyogo and Maximiliano Nkogo Esono, placing them in dialogue with the works of the Moroccan poet Abderrahman El Fathi and the Ethiopian film-maker Dagmawi Yimer. I argue that these cultural production invert the distorted images of the migrant subject, propose new concepts of borders, and destabilize European countries’ concepts of national purity. Chapter four focuses on the fang woman (an ethnicity of Equatorial Guinea) through the literary production of Trifona Melibea Obono Ntutumu. I highlight how the European imaginary about the African woman is determined by western contamination, and show how she claims independence from any gendered spaces. In the last chapter, I adopt a visual studies approach to analyze present-day constructions about the migratory movements from Europe to Africa in the twentieth century. I demonstrate how colonial symbolism operates and how Africa was depicted as a migratory haven for European nations seeking an alternative to their economic crisis. Implementing a multidisciplinary perspective this dissertation studies cultural manifestations, emphasizing how African cultural productions deconstruct Western ideologies of modernity and superiority and renegotiate the colonial legacy in an era of globalization and capitalism. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hispanic Americans en_US
dc.subject.other Afro-Hispanic studies en_US
dc.subject.other Hispanic Studies en_US
dc.subject.other Migration studies en_US
dc.subject.other Post-colonial studies en_US
dc.title Tránsitos entre África y Europa: Proyectos culturales e imaginarios postcoloniales en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Vernon, Kathleen M en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Flesler, Daniela en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Sampedro Vizcaya, Benita. en_US

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