Banlieue narratives: voicing the French urban periphery

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Abstract

This paper summarises the aims of the edited volume. The authors of the six contained in it undertook a critical examination of banlieue narratives in literature, music and film. They looked at different art forms and genres within the rich cultural production that reflects the living conditions and perspectives of banlieue residents. Informed by a broad array of theories ranging from postcolonial thought to sociological approaches as well as cultural and gender studies, their papers examine different types of narratives and explore how these have become vectors of a reflection on nationhood, territorial stigmatization and the contemporary cityscape.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalRomance Studies
Volume36
Issue number1-2: Banlieue Narratives: Voicing the French Urban Periphery
Early online date12 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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