Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19847
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.advisorMurphy, David-
dc.contributor.authorBahmad, Jamal-
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-17T10:22:08Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-17T10:22:08Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/19847-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the representations of Casablanca in Moroccan cinema and their articulation of postcolonial subjectivity since the 1990s. To overcome a deep economic recession and simmering social unrest in the early 1980s, Morocco embarked on a comprehensive programme of structural adjustment policies under the aegis of the International Monetary Fund. Market reforms ushered in novel forms of spatial development and social relations in Moroccan cities over the next decades. In the cultural field, a popular cinema emerged in the early 1990s and has projected the complex structures of everyday life in urban space. The New Urban Cinema (NUC) has anchored national cinema in the everyday life and affective economy of a society in transition. The country’s largest city, Casablanca, is the setting for some of NUC’s most original portrayals of the Moroccan subject under globalisation. Taking space, affect and violence as intertwined sites of film analysis, my research project closely examines the new forms of postcolonial subjectivity that have evolved in Morocco through this cinema. Twenty films are read against the backdrop of neoliberal Casablanca and the social, economic as well as political transformation of Morocco and the world under globalisation. The dissertation combines close textual analysis with a cultural studies perspective, which situates films in their historical contexts of production and reception in Morocco and beyond. Drawing on postcolonial, film and urban studies, my aim is to contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on cinematic responses to neoliberal globalisation, and to a social history of contemporary Morocco.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen
dc.subjectMoroccan Cinmeaen_GB
dc.subjectPostcolonial Cityen_GB
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_GB
dc.subjectSubjectivityen_GB
dc.subjectMoroccoen_GB
dc.subjectCasablancaen_GB
dc.subjectEveryday Lifeen_GB
dc.subjectResistanceen_GB
dc.subjectMaghreben_GB
dc.subjectArab Springen_GB
dc.subjectUrban Cinemaen_GB
dc.subjectPostcolonialen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalisationen_GB
dc.subjectNorth Africaen_GB
dc.subjectAfrican Cinemaen_GB
dc.subjectPostcolonialismen_GB
dc.subjectAffecten_GB
dc.subjectViolenceen_GB
dc.subjectYouthen_GB
dc.subjectSocial Changeen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMotion picture industry Moroccoen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures Moroccoen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures Social aspects Moroccoen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCasablanca (Morocco) Social aspectsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCasablanca (Morocco) Economic aspectsen_GB
dc.titleCasablanca Belongs to Us: Globalisation, Everyday Life and Postcolonial Subjectivity in Moroccan Cinema since the 1990sen_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen_GB
dc.rights.embargodate2022-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoreasonI want to publish the dissertation as a book.en_GB
dc.contributor.funderStirling Horizon PhD Studentshipen_GB
dc.author.emailjamalbahmad@gmail.comen_GB
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2023-01-01-
Appears in Collections:Literature and Languages eTheses

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Casablanca Belongs to Us.pdf3.78 MBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 2023-01-01    Request a copy


This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.