Tangier/Gibraltar – A Tale of One City

An Ethnography

Contemporary life is caught in prisons of identity. Public, academic, and political discourses do not seem to be possible without circling around the topos of identity, thereby creating an illusion of uniqueness, separation, difference, and conflict. By studying the relationship between the Moroccan city of Tangiers and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, Dieter Haller shows how cross-boundary experiences, practices, and identifications create a sense of neighborhood beyond official discourses. Across the Straits of Gibraltar, local and regional relationships in different fields such as kinship, economy, and culture provide resources for post-Brexit common action and a future beyond the prison of identity.

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10. Mai 2021, 278 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5649-1
Dateigröße: 8.56 MB

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Dieter Haller

Dieter Haller, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland

1. Why did you choose this topic?

First of all, current debates on ethnicity and culture too often disregard locality and too often focus on identity as confession, not as social practice. By focusing on Tangier and Gibraltar as one city, the book highlights connections usually overlooked.

2. What new perspectives does your book offer?

A new perspective on ethnicity and culture by focusing on neighborhood and space.

3. What makes your topic relevant for current research debates?

It makes old categories such as ›cultural area‹ and a prenationstate-notion of ›nation‹ useful to understand contemporary processes.

4. Choose one person you would like to discuss your book with!

A stubborn right-wing idiot.

5. Your book summary in one sentence:

A great book.

Autor_in(nen)
Dieter Haller
Buchtitel
Tangier/Gibraltar – A Tale of One City An Ethnography
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
278
Ausstattung
84 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5649-1
DOI
10.14361/9783839456491
Warengruppe
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFSG
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC026030
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBSD
Erscheinungsdatum
10. Mai 2021
Themen
Kultur, Stadt
Adressaten
Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Jewish Studies
Schlagworte
Anthropology, Borderlands, Morocco, Gibraltar, Tangier, Neighborhood, Brexit, Culture, City, Ethnology, Urban Studies, Cultural Studies

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