Harissa.com: narrative(s), code-switching and nostalgia - a case study

Dora Carpenter-Latiri

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This chapter provides an analysis of code-switching (alternating between languages in a single conversation) on the Harrissa.com website. The Harissa website is aimed at Tunisian Jews in the Diaspora from Tunisia, the ‘Tunes’. It is a virtual space for discussions, encounters, exchanges and memories. This study discusses the use of code-switching in the representation of Tunisian-Jewish diaspora identities. It contends that the website is a memorial site where Tunisian-Jews revisit their past and where code-switching becomes an part of the symbolic representation of the flexible identities in constant re-invention among the 'Tunes' of today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCode-switching, languages in contact and electronic writings
EditorsF. Laroussi
Place of PublicationFrankfurt, Germany
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783631609101
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Code-switching
  • electronic writing
  • Tunisian Jews
  • identity


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