Spanish merchants, who named it Casablanca, and other European traders began to settle there. The town was occupied by the French inand during the French protectorate —56 Casablanca became the chief port of Morocco. Since then, the growth and development of the city have been continuous and rapid.
Parisians know that to really see the city you must descend into the metro. In this revelatory book, Marc Auge takes readers below Paris in a work that is both an ethnography of the city and a personal narrative.
Guiding us through history, memory, and physical space, Auge juxtaposes the romance of the metro with the reality of multiethnic urban France. His work is part autobiography, with impressions from a lifetime riding the trains; part meditation on self and memory reflected in the people and places underneath Paris; part analysis of a place where the third world and the first world meet, where remnants of cultures move and press together; and part a reflection on anthropology in an era of globalization and urban development.
Although he is a pillar of French thought, In the Metro is Auge's first major critical and creative work translated into English. It shows him to be firmly rooted in a tradition of literary ethnography that reaches back to Claude Levi-Strauss and Michel de Certeau, but also engaged in current theoretical debates in literary and cultural studies.
In Auge's idiosyncratic and innovative approach, the act of observing the quotidian is elevated to an art. The writer and his history become part of the field he observes, and anthropology interacts with a site -- urban life -- usually reserved for sociology and cultural studies.
Throughout, Auge reveals a passion for his milieu, seeing the metro as a place rich with history and literature -- an eclectic egalitarian society.Get all the details on Casablanca: Genre.
Description, analysis, and more, so you can understand the ins and outs of Casablanca. Feb 19, · 5 Responses to “Student Q&A: Casablanca and Genre” I believe Casablanca intentionally overlaps genre’s.
This might have been due to the directing style of Michael Curtiz, or due to pressures from Hollywood for . The most romantic movies, from tear-jerking love affairs to heartwarming and epics love stories. Here are of the best romance films of all time. Exploring the Literary Genre of ‘Casablanca’ by Michael Curtiz.
‘ Casablanca ’ is a melodrama; a war move that explores of the universal themes of love and sacrifice, but when the film was released in , audiences viewed it as a political allegory about World War II. Ten years ago, I dated a man who said to me many curious and indeed bizarre things over the course of the nine months we spent together.
I wrote down many of these statements, transcribing them verbatim, inserting myself only insofar as I managed order, stanza structure, and line-break. All the latest news, reviews, pictures and video on culture, the arts and entertainment.