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Casablanca: Movies and Memory, Marc Augé (Translated and with an Afteword by Tom Conley)

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota PressISBN: 978-0-8166-5641-7 US$18.95 (pb) (Review copy supplied by University of Minnesota Press) In this essay, prolific French anthropologist Marc Augé uses the means of autobiography to investigate the traumatic collective history of France during the second World War.  What sets this elegant work apart from mere remembrance or dry theory is Augé’s use of the film …

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