Bo Stråth (ed.), Europe and the Other, Europe as the Other. Multiple Europes No. 10. P.I.E.-Peter Lang, Brussels 2000 4th ed 2010
This book contributes to the debate on what Europe means by demonstrating the complexities and contradictions inherent in the concept. They are seen most clearly when Europe is viewed from a long historical perspective.
During the closing decades of the twentieth century, Europe emerged as one of the main points of reference in the global community’s cultural and political constructs. An obsession with the concept of European identity is readily discernible. This process of identity construction provokes critical questions that the book aims to address. At the same time, the book explores the opportunities offered by the concept of Europe to see how it may be used in the construction of the future. The approach is one of both deconstruction and reconstruction.
Introduction. Europe as a Discourse. Bo Stråth
Chapter 1. The Last Identification: Why Some of Us Would Like to Call Ourselves Europeans and What We Mean by This. Luisa Passerini
Chapter 2. The Discourse of Europe and the Search for a European Identity. Hayden White
Chapter 3. A European Identity? Lutz Niethammer
Chapter4. Foundation Myths and Collective Identities in Early Modern Europe. Peter Burke
Chapter 5. Decline or Renaissance: The Transformation of European Consciousness after the First World War. Katiana Orluc
Chapter 6. “The Third World” as an Element in the Collective Construction of a Post-Colonial European Identity. Erik Tängerstad
Chapter 7. Race as a Construction of the Other: “Native Americans” and “Negroes” in the 18th Century Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Silvia Sebastiani.
Chapter 8. Doing Christianity and Europe: A Inquiry into Memory, Boundary and Truth Practices in Malta. Gerold Gerber
Chapter 9. In-between Nations: Ambivalence and the Making of a European Identity. Patrizia Isabelle Nanz
Chapter 10. Leningrad into St. Petersburg: The Dream of Europe on the Margins. Svetlana Boym
Chapter 11. The Social Construction of #Europe”: Life-Cycles of Nation-State Identities in France, Germany and Great Britain. Martin Marcussen and Klaus Roscher
Chapter 12. The Swedish Image of Europe as the Other. Bo Stråth
Chapter 13. Multiple Europes: Integration, Identity and Demarcation to the Other. Bo Stråth
Chapter 14. Coal, Stel and Spirit. The Double Reading of European Unity (1948-1951). J Peter Burgess
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