Screening Strangers

Screening Strangers : Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary European Cinema

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Yosefa Loshitzky challenges the utopian notion of a post-national "New Europe" by focusing on the waves of migrants and refugees that some view as a potential threat to European identity, a concern heightened by the rhetoric of the war on terror, the London Underground bombings, and the riots in Paris's banlieues. Opening a cinematic window onto this struggle, Loshitzky determines patterns in the representation and negotiation of European identity in several European films from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged, Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things, Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine, and Michael Winterbottom's In This World, Code 46, and The Road to more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 16mm | 322.05g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 20 b&w illus.
  • 025322182X
  • 9780253221827
  • 953,795

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Mapped and argued with equal expertise, Yosefa Loshitzky's . . . monograph is a valuable contribution to the literature on diaspora and migration in contemporary cinema. * * [T]his is a stimulating and informative survey that raises many questions about the political attitudes that underpin the broad European consensus on questions of immigration.2011 * Journal of European Studies * [This is] a particularly relevant and even prescient publication, a most welcome addition to the growing number of books centred around the ever-perplexing premise of unravelling societal and by extension cinematic identity. 8/8/2011 * * This book is every bit as rewarding as the best recent work on European identity and the cinema . . . Essential.September 2010, vol. 48 No. 1 * Choice * [T]his is a valuable book for those interested in the study of migration and film. Vol. 24, No. 1 * Journal of Refugee Studies *show more

About Yosefa Loshitzky

Yosefa Loshitzky is Professor of Film, Media, and Cultural Studies at the University of East London. She is author of Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen, a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2002, The Radical Faces of Godard and Bertolucci, and editor of Spielberg's Holocaust (IUP, 1997).show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Screening Strangers in Fortress Europe1. Journeys of Hope to Fortress Europe: Cross-Border and Migratory Films2. Cities of Hope: The Cinematic Cityscapes of Fortress Europe3. The White Continent Is Dark: Migration and Miscegenation in Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged (1998)4. Intifada of the Banlieues: La Haine Revisited5. The Camp Trilogy: Michael's Winterbottom's In This World, Code 46, and The Road to GuantanamoAfterword: Beyond Strangers and Post-EuropeNotesIndexshow more

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