- Amazigh culture and media: Migration and identity in songs, films and websites
- Award date
- 30 April 2014
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
The exodus of Amazigh people from the Moroccan Rif region and their settlement in Europe began five decades ago. Since then, the notion of migration is constitutive to their subjectivity. Imazighen perceptions of migration are usually ambivalent and problematic. Although parts of the Amazigh community tend to identify migration as a threat to their cultural identity and memory, there other parts consider it a journey or a process during which the identity of an Amazigh migrant is partially re-constituted. This thesis deals explicitly with this tension. Diasporic Imazighen are now trying to articulate their identity in this uncertain condition. In view of the contemporary uncertainty, I question the roles Amazigh media play in highlighting and assisting the construction and re-articulation of identities that concern the situations in which many Imazighen live.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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