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Georgette! The Quest for the Self

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dc.contributor.author Khelifi, Talal
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-10T13:31:37Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-10T13:31:37Z
dc.date.created April 10, 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-07-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3301
dc.description.abstract Born in France of Magtrebian parents, beurs are holders of two cultures: Islamic and French. The refusal of these two incompatible cultures to compromise forces beurs into the difficult position of desiring to please both. During this existentialist quest, they might deviate from the path established by institutions and family and take refuge in a third alternative. Farida Belghoul's Georgette!narrates the story of a seven-year-old, beur female who escapes the institutionalized law of the school and the religious law of the family. She rejects both her French and Islamic identities and embraces a new identity: Native American. The girl also creates an imaginary world where she rejects her human appearance, identifies with animals, and dismembers her body. This thesis analyzes Georgette!through two theories. The first theory is philosophical and is illustrated by the works of Gilles Deleuze and F6lix Guattari on deterritorialization. The second is psychoanalytical and is presented in the Lacanian theory of the fragmented body. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Farida Belghoul en_US
dc.subject Georgette en_US
dc.subject Beurs en_US
dc.subject Deterritorialization en_US
dc.subject Fragmented body en_US
dc.subject Immigration en_US
dc.subject Meghrebian en_US
dc.title Georgette! The Quest for the Self en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Roxanne Riegler en_US
dc.department english, modern languages and literatures en_US

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