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European identity is as much a problem as an opportunity. Although it is impossible to provide an all-encompassing definition of what it means to be European, historicising and contextualising this problem may well lead to the clarification and even creation of a European identity. This is the contention of this volume, which approaches this complex notion from an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective, examining facets ranging from the citizen to cultural politics, from literature to traditional and digital media, from the US to China. As complex as this idea is, this volume will extend the reader’s understanding of the timely and promising problematisation of what may be termed “European identity.”

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Bulcsu Bognár
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2014-03-17
File: 195 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443858052

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Recent years have seen growing interest in the politics, history, and literature of the postcolonial world. In the case of the Maghreb, scholars have examined the consequences of decolonization for both North Africans and Maghrebian immigrant communities now living in France, and international attention is currently focused on the rise of fundamentalism in Algeria and the implications of this for France and Algeria's domestic and foreign policies. Transfigurations of the Maghreb, which emphasizes the intersections of literature and politics, the local and the global, is at once a timely addition to contemporary debates about the Maghreb and a valuable contribution to the field of postcolonial studies in general. Transfigurations of the Maghreb addresses the question of gender in the context of postcolonial studies by examining the ways in which gender is inscribed in texts written about the Maghreb since the 1950s by both French and Maghrebian authors. -- from http://www.jstor.org (June 23, 2014).

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Winifred Woodhull
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release: 1993
File: 233 Pages
ISBN-13: 0816620547

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This book uses a theoretical and empirical approach to explore the philosophies of European citizenship and European identity. The author applies a focused analytical framework to argue that European identity and citizenship should be perceived as postmodern categories which are multi-layered, dynamic and fluid. The book offers a detailed review of political and legal studies which do not comprehend or explain postmodernist concepts of citizenship and identity. In the theoretical part of the book various philosophical models of citizenship and identity (from antiquity to the postmodern era) are portrayed, and the author's own theory and analytical framework is developed. The empirical part of the book discusses a variety of case studies illustrating how European Union policies apply to this framework.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Sanja Ivic
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2016-06-08
File: 279 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137577856

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This book critically explores the idea of Europe since the French Revolution from the perspective of intellectual history. It traces the dominant and recurring theme of Europe-as-Christendom in discourse concerning the relationship of religion, politics and society, in historiography and hermeneutics, and in theories and constructions of identity and 'otherness'. It examines the evolution of a grand narrative by which European elites have sought to define European and national identity. This narrative, the author argues, maintains the existence of common historical and intellectual roots, common values, culture and religion. The book explores its powerful legacy in the positive creation of a sense of European unity, the ways in which it has been exploited for ideological purposes, and its impact on non-Christian communities within Europe.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Mary Anne Perkins
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release: 2004
File: 385 Pages
ISBN-13: 3110182440

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The EU is to-day at a crossroad: either it becomes a great supranational union or it goes back to being an array of separate independent states. Alberto Martinelli and Alessandro Cavalli draw a grand fresco of the society in which the European Union is taking shape.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Alberto Martinelli
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2020-08-03
File: 386 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004351776

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In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grnstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Release: 2008
File: 274 Pages
ISBN-13: 9089640304

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Genre: Sociology
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2001
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112064961235

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Genre: France
Author: Tocqueville Society
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X006024685

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Focusing on cultural studies, religion and literature, Victor E. Taylor, co-author of the bestselling Imagologies, provides us with a fresh look at the history and main themes of postmodernism - both its style and content.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Victor E. Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2000
File: 145 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415189020

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Genre: Europe, Eastern
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015066008601

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