Migrant Brothers

Migrant Brothers

A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity Patrick Chamoiseau. that in the history of humanity have opened the way only to exterminations, and therefore that not welcoming, even for good reasons, whoever comes visits suffers and calls out is ...

Author: Patrick Chamoiseau

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300240054

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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“If justice had a Jericho trumpet, Chamoiseau would be it.”—Junot Díaz As migrants embark on perilous journeys across oceans and deserts in pursuit of sanctuary and improved living conditions, what is the responsibility of those safely ensconced in the nations they seek to enter? Moved by repeated tragedies among immigrants attempting to enter eastern and southern Europe, Patrick Chamoiseau assails the hypocrisy and detachment that allow these events to happen. Migrant Brothers is an urgent declaration of our essential interconnectedness that asserts the necessity to understand one another as part of one human community, regardless of national origin.
Categories: Social Science

Queering the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema

Queering the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema

Translated by Matthew Amos and Fredrik Rönnbäck as Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018). Chávez, Karma R. (2012), Review of European Others: Queering Ethnicity in ...

Author: James S. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429559273

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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This exciting and original volume offers the first comprehensive critical study of the recent profusion of European films and television addressing sexual migration and seeking to capture the lives and experiences of LGBTIQ+ migrants and refugees. Queering the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema argues that embodied cinematic representations of the queer migrant, even if at times highly ambivalent and contentious, constitute an urgent new repertoire of queer subjectivities and socialities that serve to undermine the patrolled borders of gender and sexuality, nationhood and citizenship, and refigure or queer fixed notions and universals of identity like ‘Europe’ and national belonging based on the model of the family. At stake ethically and politically is the elaboration of a ‘transborder’ consciousness and aesthetics that counters the homonationalist, xenophobic and homo/trans-phobic representation of the ‘migrant to Europe’ figure rooted in the toxic binaries of othering (the good vs bad migrant, host vs guest, indigenous vs foreigner). Bringing together 16 contributors working in different national film traditions and embracing multiple theoretical perspectives, this powerful and timely collection will be of major interest to both specialists and students in Film and Media Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, Migration/Mobility Studies, Cultural Studies, and Aesthetics.
Categories: Social Science

A Decolonial Ecology

A Decolonial Ecology

3 Christiane Taubira, Nous habitons la Terre (Paris: Philippe Rey, 2017); Patrick Chamoiseau, Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity, trans. Matthew Amos and Fredrik Rönnbäck (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, ...

Author: Malcom Ferdinand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509546244

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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The world is in the midst of a storm that has shaped the history of modernity along a double fracture: on the one hand, an environmental fracture driven by a technocratic and capitalist civilization that led to the ongoing devastation of the Earth’s ecosystems and its human and non-human communities and, on the other, a colonial fracture instilled by Western colonization and imperialism that resulted in racial slavery and the domination of indigenous peoples and women in particular. In this important new book, Malcom Ferdinand challenges this double fracture, thinking from the Caribbean world. Here, the slave ship reveals the inequalities that continue during the storm: some are shackled inside the hold and even thrown overboard at the first gusts of wind. Drawing on empirical and theoretical work in the Caribbean, Ferdinand conceptualizes a decolonial ecology that holds protecting the environment together with the political struggles against (post)colonial domination, structural racism, and misogynistic practices. Facing the storm, this book is an invitation to build a world-ship where humans and non-humans can live together on a bridge of justice and shape a common world. It will be of great interest to students and scholars in environmental humanities and Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as anyone interested in ecology, slavery, and (de)colonization.
Categories: Social Science

Migration Diaspora Exile

Migration  Diaspora  Exile

Narratives of Affiliation and Escape MESEA (Organization). ... Contemporary Nationalism: Civic, Ethnocultural and Multicultural Politics. Routledge, 2000. ... Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity.

Author: MESEA (Organization). Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781793617019

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 320

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"Migration, Diaspora, Exile examines narratives of affiliation and escape that imagine migration to and in Europe and the Americas in terms of kinship, community, and refuge. They investigate a broad range of literary, cinematic, and civic interventions in past and present constructions of diasporic, migratory, or exilic identities"--
Categories: Emigration and immigration

Migrants in the Profane

Migrants in the Profane

28. Patrick Chamoiseau, Frères migrants (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2017)/ Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity, trans. Mathew Amos and Fredrik Rönnbäck (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018), xiv. 29.

Author: Peter E. Gordon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300255591

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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A beautifully written exploration of religion’s role in a secular, modern politics, by an accomplished scholar of critical theory Migrants in the Profane takes its title from an intriguing remark by Theodor W. Adorno, in which he summarized the meaning of Walter Benjamin’s image of a celebrated mechanical chess-playing Turk and its hidden religious animus: “Nothing of theological content will persist without being transformed; every content will have to put itself to the test of migrating in the realm of the secular, the profane.” In this masterful book, Peter Gordon reflects on Adorno’s statement and asks an urgent question: Can religion offer any normative resources for modern political life, or does the appeal to religious concepts stand in conflict with the idea of modern politics as a domain free from religion’s influence? In answering this question, he explores the work of three of the Frankfurt School’s most esteemed thinkers: Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor W. Adorno. His illuminating analysis offers a highly original account of the intertwined histories of religion and secular modernity.
Categories: Philosophy

The Stranger as My Guest

The Stranger as My Guest

12 É. Balibar, Secularism and Cosmopolitanism: Critical Hypothesis on Religion and Politics. ... Following the thread of this inspiration and updating it, see also P. Chamoiseau, Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity.

Author: Michel Agier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509539901

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The migration crisis of recent years has elicited a double response: on the one hand, many states have responded by tightening border controls, in an attempt to restrict population movements, while on the other hand many citizens have responded by welcoming new arrivals, offering them shelter, food and whatever help they could provide. By so doing, they have re-awakened an old form of anthropology that was long-considered to be dead – that of hospitality. In this book, Agier develops an original anthropology of hospitality that starts from the reality of hospitality as a social relationship, albeit an asymmetrical one, in which each party has rights and duties. He argues that, with the decline of state and religious support, hospitality is now making a comeback at individual and municipal levels but these local initiatives, while important, are insufficient to respond to the scale of migration in the world today. We need a new hospitality policy for the modern era, one that will regard hospitality as a right rather than a favour and will treat the stranger as a guest rather than as an alien or an enemy. This timely and original book will be of great interest to students and scholars in anthropology, sociology and the social sciences generally, and to anyone concerned with migration and refugees in the world today.
Categories: Social Science

Modernism after Postcolonialism

Modernism after Postcolonialism

the Éloge de la créolité with distinguishing among créolité, nègritude, Americanité, and Antillanité in such a way as ... Frères migrants in 2017, translated the following year as Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity, ...

Author: Mara de Gennaro

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421439464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Drawing on interdisciplinary postcolonial efforts, especially in the social sciences, to deterritorialize categories of identity, culture, and community, Modernism after Postcolonialism dispenses with outdated modernist and postcolonial paradigms to reveal how the anxious, inconclusive comparisons of transnational modernist poetics can call us to imagine new solidarities across bounded territories.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Black Man in the Netherlands

Black Man in the Netherlands

Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Condé, Maryse. 2004. Tales from the Heart: True Stories from My Childhood. New York: Soho Press. Cone, James H. 1997. God of the Oppressed.

Author: Francio Guadeloupe

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496837028

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Francio Guadeloupe has lived in both the Dutch Antilles and the Netherlands. An anthropologist by vocation, he is a keen observer by honed habit. In his new book, he wields both personal and anthropological observations. Simultaneously memoir and astute exploration, Black Man in the Netherlands charts Guadeloupe’s coming of age and adulthood in a Dutch world and movingly makes a global contribution to the understanding of anti-Black racism. Guadeloupe identifies the intersections among urban popular culture, racism, and multiculturalism in youth culture in the Netherlands and the wider Dutch Kingdom. He probes the degrees to which traditional ethnic division collapses before a rising Dutch polyethnicity. What comes to light, given the ethnic multiplicity that Afro-Antilleans live, is their extraordinarily successful work in forging an anti-racist Dutch identity via urban popular culture. This alternative way of being Dutch welcomes the Black experience as global and increasingly local Black artists find fame and even idolization. Black Man in the Netherlands is a vivid extension of renowned critical race studies by such Marxist theorists as Achille Mbembe, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, and C. L. R. James, and it bears a palpable connection to such Black Atlantic artists as Peter Tosh, Juan Luis Guerra, and KRS-One. Guadeloupe explores the complexities of Black life in the Netherlands and shows that within their means, Afro-Antilleans often effectively contest Dutch racism in civic and work life.
Categories: Social Science

Refugia

Refugia

Betts, Alexander, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan and Naohiko Omata (2016) Refugee economies: Forced displacement and ... Chamoiseau, Patrick (2018) Migrant brothers: A poet's declaration of human dignity, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Author: Robin Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429892547

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This is an unusual book. Combining social science fiction, utopianism, pragmatism, sober analysis and innovative social theory, the authors address one of the biggest dilemmas of our age – how to solve the problems arising from mass displacement. As early versions of the solution proposed by Robin Cohen and Nicholas Van Hear filtered out, their vision of a new, networked, transnational archipelago, called Refugia, was met with scepticism by established refugee scholars. Others were more intrigued, more open-minded, or perhaps just holding their fire until this book was finally published. As it at least has the virtue of originality, why not judge the proposal for yourself? Read it and craft your own critique. The authors have initiated an openly pro-refugee vision that all can help to shape. Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to scholars and students in social sciences courses (political and social theory, sociology, anthropology, politics, law, security studies), practitioners in the refugee/migration management, as well as to an informed public ready to engage with this pressing issue.
Categories: Social Science

Equaliberty in the Dutch Caribbean

Equaliberty in the Dutch Caribbean

Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity. Translated by Matthew Amos and Fredrik Rönnbäck. New Haven: Yale University Press. ______. 2020. French Guiana: Memory Traces of the Penal Colony. Translated by Matt Reeck.

Author: Yvon van der Pijl

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978818682

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Equaliberty in the Dutch Caribbean is a collection of essays that explores fundamental questions of equality and freedom on the non-sovereign islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research, historical and media analysis, the study of popular culture, and autoethnographic accounts, the various contributions challenge conventional assumptions about political non/sovereignty. While the book recognizes the existence of nationalist independence movements, it opens a critical space to look at other forms of political articulation, autonomy, liberty, and a good life. Focusing on all six different islands and through a multitude of voices and stories, the volume engages with the everyday projects, ordinary imaginaries, and dreams of equaliberty alongside the work of independistas and traditional social movements aiming for more or full self-determination. As such, it offers a rich and powerful telling of the various ways of being in and belonging to our contemporary postcolonial world.
Categories: Political Science