The European Puzzle: The Political Structuring of Cultural Identities at a Time of Transition

Marion Demossier (Editor)

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Abstract

The twin concepts of "Culture" and "Identity" are inescapable in any discussion of European Integration and yet over the last ten years their meaning has become increasingly contested. By combining an anthropological and political perspective, the authors challenge the traditional boundaries within the issue of the construction of Europe. In the first part, historians and anthropologists from various national traditions discuss the process of the construction of Europe and its implications for cultural identities. The second section examines a number of topics at the core of the process of Europeanization and presents up-to-date information on each of these issues: political parties, regions, football, cities, the Euro, ethnicity, heritage and European cinema. Emphasis is be placed on the political structuring of cultural identities by contrasting top-down and bottom-up processes that define the tensions between the unity and diversity of the European Community.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, U. K.
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)9781845453718
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2007

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