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Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Daniela Berghahn


Why have films with diasporic family narratives increased in popularity in recent years? How do representations of the diasporic family differ from those of more dominant social groups? How does diasporic cinema negotiate the conventions of film genres commonly associated with the representation of the family? In the age of globalisation, diasporic and other types of transnational family are increasingly represented in films such as East is East, The Grand Tour (Le Grand Voyage), Almanya - Welcome to Germany (Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland), Immigrant Memories (Mémoires d'immigrés: l'hér ... More

Keywords: transnational cinema, family in film, European cinema, Turkish German cinema, Maghrebi French cinema, beur cinema, British Asian cinema, Black British cinema, film genre, ethnicity and race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748642908
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniela Berghahn, author
Royal Holloway, University of London