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Creolizing the Metropole: Migrant Caribbean Identities in Literature and Film (Blacks in the Diaspora Blacks in the Diaspora Blacks in the)


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Creolizing the Metropole is a comparative study of postwar West Indian migration to the former colonial capitals of Paris and London. It studies the effects of this population shift on national and cultural identity and traces the postcolonial Caribbean experience through analyses of the concepts of identity and diaspora. Through close readings of selected literary works and film, H. Adlai Murdoch explores the ways in which these immigrants and their descendants represented their metropolitan identities. Though British immigrants were colonial subjects and, later, residents of British Commonwealth nations, and the French arrivals from the overseas departments were citizens of France by law, both groups became subject to otherness and exclusion stemming from their ethnicities. Murdoch examines this phenomenon and the questions it raises about borders and boundaries, nationality and belonging.

About the Author

H. Adlai Murdoch is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literature and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is author of Creole Identity in the French Caribbean Novel and the editor (with Anne Donadey) of Postcolonial Theory and Francophone Literary Studies.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Caribbean Diaspora and the Metropoles

1. Caribbean Diasporic Identity: Between Home and Away

2. Beyond a Boundary: Constructing Anglo-Caribbean and Franco-Antillean Identity

3. Migration Pluralizes the Metropole: How a Small Island Revealed its White Teeth

4. Creolizing the Hexagon: Periphery and Place in Desirada and Exile According to Julia

5. Playing at Integration: Confrontation and Conflict in the Metropolitan Suburbs

Conclusion: (Re)Colonizing the Metropole


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Murdoch, H. Adlai
Indiana University Press
Bloomington, IN
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Literature-A to Z
Central & South American
African American; African American Studies; Performance Studies; Caribbean; Cinema; Cultural Studies; Culture; Europe; Latin America; Media; South America
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