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Title: Postcolonial Transplants: Cinema, Diaspora and the Body Politic
Author(s): Ezra, Elizabeth
Rowden, Terry
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Editor(s): Keown, Michelle
Murphy, David
Procter, James
Citation: Ezra E & Rowden T (2009) Postcolonial Transplants: Cinema, Diaspora and the Body Politic. In: Keown M, Murphy D & Procter J (eds.) Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 211-227.
Keywords: postcolonial cinema
migrant workers
French cinema
British cinema
transgender cinema
Foreign workers in motion pictures
Motion pictures France
Motion pictures Great Britain
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Abstract: This essay examines depictions of migrant workers in French and British postcolonial cinema as transplanted interlopers, 'exotic' or transgendered bodies that are perceived as a threat to the integrity of the body politic.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas by Palgrave Macmillan.; Elizabeth Ezra and Terry Rowden, 'Postcolonial Transplants: Cinema, Diaspora and the Body Politic', 2009, Palgrave Macmillan reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.; This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas edited by Michelle Keown, David Murphy and James Procter which can be purchased from

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