France and the Maghreb: Performative Encounters


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Looking at writers, directors, and thinkers who are linked to the Maghreb, Mireille Rosello argues that new types of encounters between the French and the Algerians have the potential to counteract the negative force of history. She maintains that these "performative" encounters are moments of fragile and precarious exchange that could shift the tragic paradigm of violence and mistrust among Arabs, Berbers, and Europeans or among Christians, Muslims, and Jews. A performative encounter between historical adversaries creates ...

France and the Maghreb: Performative Encounters 2005, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813028538