Europe and the Other and Europe as the Other

Author: Bo Stråth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016504

Category: History

Page: 517

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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 both the cultural and the political constructs of the global community. An obsession with the concept of European identity is readily discernible. This process of identity construction provokes critical questions which 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. The issue of Europe is closely related in the book to more general issues concerning the cultural construction of community. The book should therefore be seen as the companion of "Myth and Memory in the Construction of Community," which is also published by PIE-Peter Lang in the series Multiple Europes. The book appears within the framework of a research project on the cultural construction of community in modernisation processes in comparison. This project is a joint enterprise of the European University Institute in Florence and the Humboldt University in Berlin sponsored by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund.

Europe and the other and Europe as the other

Author: Bo Stråth

Publisher: College of Europe Pubns

ISBN: 9789052019130

Category: History

Page: 517

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This book contributes to the debate on what Europe is 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 twen

Europe as the Other

External Perspectives on European Christianity

Author: Judith Becker,Brian Stanley

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525101317

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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From high esteem to rejection: How non-Europeans viewed European Christianity.

Wege nach Europa

Deutungen eines imaginierten Kontinents in deutschen, britischen und amerikanischen Printmedien, 1914-1945

Author: Florian Greiner

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835326384

Category: History

Page: 520

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Spezifische Europabilder zwischen 1914 und 1945 waren keinesfalls auf politische Räume beschränkt. Sie waren in vielfältigen sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Zusammenhängen auszumachen und traten oftmals in eher alltäglichen Kontexten auf. Florian Greiner untersucht deutsche, britische und amerikanische Printmedien der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts auf diesen Sachverhalt hin, um im Vergleich zur bisherigen vorwiegend ideengeschichtlichen Forschung deutlich stringenter öffentlichen Wahrnehmungen und Konstruktionen von Europa nachzuspüren. Unter Berücksichtigung der thematischen Bandbreite der Presseberichterstattung kann Greiner zeigen, dass sich »Europa" sukzessive zu einem Erfahrungsbegriff entwickelte, der den Zeitgenossen bereits deutlich präsenter war als gemeinhin angenommen.

Abgrenzung und Hoffnung

»Europa" in der deutschen, britischen und amerikanischen Presse, 1945-1980

Author: Ariane Brill

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835326570

Category: History

Page: 293

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Europavorstellungen in Zeiten transnationaler Kommunikation. Die Bedeutung von »Europa" veränderte sich im 20. Jahrhundert fortlaufend. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg stand es politisch für die Vision eines friedlich geeinten Kontinents, wurde aber in erster Linie auf »Westeuropa" bezogen. Bislang wurden Europavorstellungen vor allem an politischen und intellektuellen Debatten ausgemacht. Ariane Brill analysiert dagegen die öffentlichen Vorstellungen, die Journalisten breitenwirksam in drei Ländern aufbrachten: Sie entstanden durch eine transnationale gesellschaftliche Kommunikation, deren Zuschreibungen sich von ideengeschichtlichen Entwürfen durchaus unterschieden. Neben politischen Diskursen über Europa werden Imaginationen im Feld der Kultur, des Sports und des Tourismus untersucht und charakteristische Schlüsselbegriffe und Narrative deutlich. Dabei zeigt die Studie, dass »Europa" stets mit Hoffnung verbunden war, aber ebenso mit der Abgrenzung zum außer- sowie innereuropäischen »Anderen".

Europa im Ostblock

Vorstellungen und Diskurse (1945-1991)

Author: José M. Faraldo,Paulina Gulińska-Jurgiel,Christian Domnitz

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412200299

Category: Europe

Page: 407

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Imagining Europe

Europe and European Civilisation as Seen from Its Margins and by the Rest of the World, in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: Michael J. Wintle

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052014319

Category: History

Page: 245

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What do people think ‘Europe’ means? What are its values, what are its borders, and what does it stand for? An important topic, without doubt. But the authors of this research collection are not so much interested in what Europe thinks of itself, but rather in what others think of it. They take a number of scenarios from recent history, and examine how Europe has appeared to people in other parts of the globe: America, China, the Arab world, for example. But they go further, and pose the question for some parts of the world which are ‘inside’ Europe, but which for one reason or another hover on the margins, like the Balkans, and Turkey. Furthermore they include the views about Europe held in parts of the continent which have without any doubt whatsoever belonged to Europe’s core, but which much of the rest of Europe, later, would like to forget about, or marginalise: Stalin’s Russia, and Hitler’s Germany. Most of the elements investigated here are central to the imagining of Europe, and despite many Europeans’ wish to distance themselves, such views should be recognised and taken up as an important and indispensable contribution to the debate about ‘What is Europe?’

Der Kampf um die europäische Erinnerung

Ein Schlachtfeld wird besichtigt

Author: Claus Leggewie,Anne Lang

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406619967

Category: History

Page: 224

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In diesem Buch analysiert Claus Leggewie die europäische Erinnerungslandschaft und besucht zusammen mit Anne Lang Erinnerungsorte, an denen sich aktuelle Geschichtskonflikte verdeutlichen lassen. Dabei steht die europäische Peripherie im Mittelpunkt, das Baltikum, die Ukraine, Jugoslawien, die Türkei, aber auch die europäische Kolonialvergangenheit und die Geschichte der Migranten. Auf diese Weise wird deutlich, dass der Weg zu einer politischen Identität Europas nicht über die Konstruktion einer inhaltlich eindeutigen europäischen Tradition führen kann. Nur in der Durcharbeitung und Anerkennung der konfliktreichen und blutigen Vergangenheit kann eine Gemeinsamkeit wachsen, die Europa politisch handlungsfähig werden lässt – ein wichtiger Baustein zur europäischen Selbstaufklärung.

The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191625280

Category: History

Page: 800

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The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past. As such, it is increasingly attracting the attentions of historians. Whilst the Cold War has long been a mainstay of political science and contemporary history, recent research approaches postwar Europe in many different ways, all of which are represented in the thirty-five chapters of this book. As well as diplomatic, political, institutional, economic, and social history, The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History contains chapters which approach the past through the lenses of gender, espionage, art and architecture, technology, agriculture, heritage, postcolonialism, memory, and generational change, and shows how the history of postwar Europe can be enriched by looking to disciplines such as anthropology and philosophy. The Handbook covers all of Europe, with a notable focus on Eastern Europe. Including subjects as diverse as the meaning of 'Europe' and European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings, immigration, Americanization, welfare, leisure, decolonization, the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, and coming to terms with the Nazi past, the essays in this Handbook offer an unparalleled coverage of postwar European history that offers far more than the standard Cold War framework. Readers will find self-contained, state-of-the-art analyses of major subjects, each written by an acknowledged expert, as well as stimulating and novel approaches to newer topics. Combining empirical rigour and adventurous conceptual analysis, this Handbook offers in one substantial volume a guide to the numerous ways in which historians are now rewriting the history of postwar Europe.

Caviar and Ashes

A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968

Author: Marci Shore

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300110920

Category: History

Page: 457

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This history of the generation of Polish literati born at the end of the 19th century tells of the young avant-gardists of the early 1920's who become the radical Marxists of the late 1920's. It traces the journey through futurist manifestos, Nazi genocide and Stalinist terror from literary cafes to prison cells.

Europadämmerung

Ein Essay

Author: Ivan Krastev

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518752189

Category: Political Science

Page: 143

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Nach 1989 waren Landkarten plötzlich nicht länger in Mode. Die Grenzen sollten geöffnet werden für Menschen, Güter, Kapital und Ideen. An die Stelle der alten Karten traten Graphiken, welche die ökonomische Verflechtung innerhalb der EU illustrierten. Heute erleben wir einen ideologischen Gezeitenwechsel: Wo die Mehrheit der Europäer noch vor einigen Jahren optimistisch auf die Globalisierung blickte, empfinden sie Migration und die Rückkehr der Geopolitik als Quelle der Unsicherheit. Ivan Krastev untersucht die Ursachen für diesen Wandel und erörtert, welche Formen die europäische Desintegration annehmen könnte. Ein Zerfall der EU, so Krastev, wäre eine Tragödie, die den Kontinent zu internationaler Bedeutungslosigkeit verurteilen würde.

Postcolonial Italy

Challenging National Homogeneity

Author: Cristina Lombardi-Diop

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137281464

Category: History

Page: 320

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This volume constitutes a multidisciplinary intervention into the emerging field of postcolonial studies in Italy, bringing together cultural and social history, critical and political theory, literary and cinematic analyses, ethnomusicology and cultural studies, anthropological fieldwork, and race, gender, diaspora, and urban studies.

Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia

Author: Seunghoon Emilia Heo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390374

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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Heo conceptualizes reconciliation in International Relations theory and fills a gap by building a theoretical framework for interstate reconciliation. Combining historical and political scientific approaches, she analyses case studies from Europe, the Middle East, and Northeast Asia.

Creating the Other

Ethnic Conflict & Nationalism in Habsburg Central Europe

Author: Nancy M. Wingfield

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571813845

Category: History

Page: 262

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The historic myths of a people/nation usually play an important role in the creation and consolidation of the basic concepts from which the self-image of that nation derives. These concepts include not only images of the nation itself, but also images of other peoples. Although the construction of ethnic stereotypes during the "long" nineteenth century initially had other functions than simply the homogenization of the particular culture and the exclusion of "others" from the public sphere, the evaluation of peoples according to criteria that included "level of civilization" yielded "rankings" of ethnic groups within the Habsburg Monarchy. That provided the basis for later, more divisive ethnic characterizations of exclusive nationalism, as addressed in this volume that examines the roots and results of ethnic, nationalist, and racial conflict in the region from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives.

Christendom and European Identity

The Legacy of a Grand Narrative Since 1789

Author: Mary Anne Perkins

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110182446

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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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.The book explores 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. Key features First volume in relaunch of the series Religion and Society (RS) Historical contribution to current debate on European identity "

China, Europe and International Security

Interests, Roles and Prospects

Author: Frans-Paul van der Putten,Chu Shulong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415532531

Category: History

Page: 216

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This book examines the roles played by China and Europe in the domain of international security in the 21st century. Bringing together Chinese and European expertise on the Sino-European Security relationship , this book positions Europe - both the EU and the major national actors - and China in a global security context. It offers not merely an elaboration of the theme of bilateral security relations, but also introduces a wider view on Europe and China as global security actors. The chapters cover four main themes: the perceptions of and actual relations between Europe and China as security actors; relations of China and Europe with third parties such as the US, Russia, and Iran; Europe and China as actors in multilateral security approaches; Europe and China as (potential) security actors in each other’s technological domain or region. Given the increasingly prominent roles that both China and Europe play in international security as permanent members of the UN Security Council (in the European case, through the informal and partial representation of the UK and France), through their extensive global economic interests, and their important relations with the USA, this book provides a timely examination of the current state and future developments in the Sino-European relationship. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, Chinese politics, EU studies and IR in general.

The Growth of the International Economy, 1820-1960

An Introductory Text

Author: A. G. Kenwood,A. L. Lougheed

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873951371

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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Here is an introduction to the study of the international economy as a mechanism for diffusing modern economic growth between nations. It is divided into three parts, of which the first examines the workings of the system in the years before 1914. This includes an analysis of the conditions favorable to the growth of international economic relations during the period, examines the changing character of the international flows of labor, capital and trade, and surveys contemporary commercial and international monetary policies. This first part concludes with a chapter analyzing the international economy as a mechanism for diffusing economic growth, and another chapter examining the nature of the economic trends and fluctuations associated with this phase in the growth of the international economic system. The second part gives an account of the collapse of the international economy during the interwar years, and traces the causes of collapse to changes in the structure and functioning of the system brought about by World War I and the depression of the 1930s. The final part takes the story beyond World War II. It describes the wartime and post-war efforts to reconstruct the international economic system, and examines the working of the new system in the period after 1945, bringing out both its strengths and its weaknesses.

Uses of the Other

"The East" in European Identity Formation

Author: Iver B. Neumann

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816630837

Category: History

Page: 281

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The field of international relations has recently witnessed a tremendous growth of interest in the theme of identity and its formation, construction, and deconstruction. In Uses of the Other, Iver B. Neumann demonstrates how thinking about identity in terms of the self and other may prove highly useful in the study of world politics. Neumann begins by tracing the four different paths along which this thinking has developed during this century -- ethnographic, psychological, Continental philosophical, and "Eastern excursion" -- and he shows how these blended at the margins of the discipline of international relations at the end of the 1980s. There follow several incisive readings of European identity formations on the all-European, regional, and national levels. The theme that draws these readings together is how "the East" is used as a sign of otherness at all three levels. Whereas previous studies framed this process as part of colonial and postcolonial developments, this book suggests that "Easternness" is also present as a marker in contemporary discourses about Russia, Turkey, Central Europe, and Bashkortostan, among others.