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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1 June 2021, 278 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5649-7

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Dieter Haller

Dieter Haller, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland

1. Why did You chose this topic?

First of all, current debates on ethnicity and culture too often disregard locality and too often focus on identiy as confession, not of 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‹ usefull to understand contemporary processes.

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

A stubbern right-wing idiot.

5. Your book summary in one sentence:

A great book.

Author(s)
Dieter Haller
Book title
Tangier/Gibraltar – A Tale of One City An Ethnography
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
278
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 84 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5649-7
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFSG
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC026030
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBSD
Release date
1 June 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Stadt
Readership
Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Jewish Studies
Keywords/Tags
Anthropology, Borderlands, Morocco, Gibraltar, Tangier, Neighborhood, Brexit, Culture, City, Ethnology, Urban Studies, Cultural Studies

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