- How does leaving the Chaâba disrupt the sense of community according to the mother? What will become difficult for them to do, to celebrate?
- What is the Aïd? (check in dictionary)
3.How is the father portrayed during this transition? How would you qualify his masculinity?
4.Comment on the division of space on p.127. How does Messaouda’s reaction confirm this division?
5.FYI: “We moved house the first weekend of August 1966” (133); Azouz was 9 when they moved. He spent the first 9 years of his life in a shanty-town. His father arrived in Lyon in 1949. His family joined him in 1950; then the cousins did, to shape the Chaâba as it is described in the first part of the book.
6.How does superstition manifest itself when they arrive in their new apartment? What is it called in Arabic? Do you remember another example of superstition at the beginning of the book?
7.From a socio-economic perspective, what is the father afraid of when he moves in this new apartment with his family?
8.After Zidouma’s visit, the narrator points out that the mother has not yet transitioned to her new surroundings. What does he notice?
9.FYI: Languages play an important part in The Shanty-town Kid. It serves to show the important of languages in a multicultural society. Remember during the lesson on hygiene, both French pupils (including the French teacher, Monsieur Grand) and Arab pupils learn from one another (see p. 78). When Azouz arrives in Lyon, he is confronted with an idiolect he does not know (152).
10.How is social and racial violence expressed in the class of Madame Vallard when she first engages with Azouz? (151)
11.Azouz’s identity changes gradually as he gets accustomed to his new surroundings. Who is he now? (154) And why is it important when we think back of the identity struggles he went through when he was living in the Chaâba?
obin disputed that most of the developed democratic and capitalist states adopted Keynesian demand policies managed after the World War II. 1950-1975 echoed unrivaled prosperity proven by an increase in the global trade and stability (TOBIN, J. 1983). It was around that time that most economies observed low inflation and unemployment rates. It is obvious that UK and western economies experienced maximum employment in the post-war era, because governments kept their dedications when it comes to full employment, basing on Keynesianism methods (pethoukokis, 2011). Before the 1980s, there was conventional knowledge suggesting stabilization of the real output in America’s economy because of the integrated and discretionary stabilization approaches putting in place after 1946, and specifically after 1961, just before the Second World War. This is an example of a vastly held empirical overview concerning the USA’s economy (pethoukokis, 2011). On the other side, this oversimplification that the period after 1945 was firmer that the period before the Great Depression was disputed by Romer (Romer, C.1992). According to him, the business sequence throughout the pre-Great Depression was somehow more harsh than economic uncertainty witnessed after 1945. For C. Romer, a close assessment of unemployment, industrial manufacture and Gross National Product (GNP) data showed that procedures used in conveying these data described systematic preferences in findings. Romer used reliable post-1945 and pre-1945 figures to prove that both booms and slumps were very severe during the time after 1945 (Romer, C.1992). The deduction made by Romer was that there was slight indication to conclude that the US economy before 1929 was more unstable than after 1945. Despite a little failure and volatility of real macroeconomic indicators, and the harshness of slumps between the pre-1916 and post 1945 periods, there is enough indication to assume that slumps reduced and became constant.>GET ANSWER