Spain, immigration, Muslim, Catholicism, Islam, history, policy
Modern Languages | Modern Literature
Since the death of fascist dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, Spain has witnessed one of the greatest explosions in its real population in the nation’s history, brought about by extensive migrations from Africa and the Middle East. The increasing presence of immigrants, particularly from predominantly Muslim-countries, has forced Spain to reflect on its own idiosyncratic past of coexistence and violent exclusion between Catholics and Muslims. This exposition investigates how Spain’s unique history has produced a confusing atmosphere for Muslim migrants, who profess a deep kinship towards the country, but who are systematically marginalized by Spanish immigration law.
Grove, Ellen, "A Hostile Neighbor: A Historical Analysis of the Problematization of Muslim Migration to Spain Department/degree: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures" (2018). Honors Projects. 672.