This book focuses on one of the main issues of our time in the Humanities and Social Sciences as it analyzes the impact of current global migrations on new forms of living together and the formation of identities and homes. Using a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach the contributions shed fresh light upon key concepts such as ‘
hybrid-performative diaspora’, ‘
body,’ and ‘
desire’. Those concepts are discussed in the context of Cuban, US-American, Maghrebian, Moroccan, Spanish, Catalan, French, Turkish, Jewish, Argentinian, Indian, and Italian literatures, cultures and religions.
Alfonso de Toro is professor emeritus of Romances Studies and director of the Ibero-American and Francophone Research Centres at Leipzig University and of the book series
Theory and Critic of Literature and Culture,
Theory and Praxis of the Theatre and Passages (Olms). Juliane Tauchnitz, Ph.D., Leipzig University, is research assistant for Francophone and Hispanophone literatures and cultures. She is co-director of the Francophone Research Center at Leipzig University and of the book series
Transversalité (L’Harmattan) and
Table of contents
Notes on the Contributors Introduction 1
Nomadic Places Cultures and Literatures in Movement ‘Hybrid-Performative Diasporas’ in the Ibero-American-Maghrebian-Morrocan Literature and Culture: the Case of Najat El Hachmi
Alfonso de Toro 2 The Diasporic Identity of the Roma People
Marta Segarra 3 Epistemological Difficulties in the Development of Civic Identities in Western Education
Zvi Bekerman 4 A Discourse of Resistance: Hybridization of Identity and Textuality in
Tedio, by Natalio Ohanna
Daniel Blaustein 5 Federalism and Diaspora: The Feeling of Belonging and the Diaspora Identity in the Subnational Level of the Country
Mauricio Dimant 6 Jewbans in Miami. A Particular Case of Hybrid-Performative Diaspora
Sarah Moldenhauer 7 The “Good Migrants”: Issues of Hospitality and Belonging with regard to Sikhs in Mediterranean Europe
Pierre Gottschlich 8 Feelings of Threat as a Problem of Religious Identity within Religiously Diverse Societies
Gert Pickel and Alexander Yendell 9 The Problem of Belonging in Nina Bouraoui’s
Garçon manquéAnnegret Richter 10 Diasporic Topographies of Remembrance in New Autobiographical Sephardic Writing
Susanne Ritschel 11 Settling In: Migration and Place in Sema Kiliçkaya’s
Le royaume sans racinesAnnedith Schneider 12 Identity Questions in
El diablo de Yudis by Ahmed Daoudi
Juliane Tauchnitz 13 Writing in Movement: A Poetics of Undecidability?
Abderrahman Tenkoul 14 The Berber Cultural Movement in the Maghreb Contemporary Issues in Transnationalism
Moha Ennaji 15 The Mara: A Diaspora Sui Generis?
Heidrun Zinecker 16 Towards Modes of Shared Emotion: Revisiting the Iberian Diasporas’ Trauma Through the “Captive’s tale” (Don Quixote I, 37–41)
The volume appeals to scholars from Social Sciences and Humanities as well as to think tanks, governmental and political institutions that are related to migration, diaspora and identity issues, as well as to processes of hospitality and belonging.