Vol.1, No.2 | [Articles] The Resurrection of the Count Julián in the Age of Globalization




This paper explores how immigrants from Morocco have lived as “cultural others” in Spain through an analysis of the novel Tánger. Immigration is a problem that has recently become one of the most salient issues on Spain’s political agenda at national, regional levels. This paper examines the actual immigration policy of Spain, and identifies the problem of immigrants’ identity and of social integration from a human point of view. According to documents, the European Union intends to restrict the rush of immigrants from the Third World such as North Africa, Latin America and [Eastern Europe]. Especially, the number of immigrants from those nations to Spain has increased continuously. In fact the economy of Spain has advanced in recent years because of the low wages paid to immigrants in the fields of agriculture, construction and service. Then, why is Spain obliged to impose legal control on immigrants despite the economic growth? Besides the pressure by EU, which bolsters up the “Fortress of Europe,” by excluding the non- European immigrants, the Spanish people maintain a distorted stereotype of Muslims because of their Middle Age History, where the Muslims invaded and conquered southern Spain for 800 years. In this paper, we’ll have an opportunity to search for specific solutions toward social integration of immigrants overcoming their stereotyped identity.