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Re-visioning Europe
Frontiers, Place Identities and Journeys in Debatable Lands
 
 
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28 Jul 2010
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9781403941220
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Questions about where and what 'Europe' is have featured prominently in the social sciences and humanities as well as in political discourse since 1989, not least in the US government's recent distinction between an 'old' and a 'new' Europe, the eastward expansion of the EU and the drafting of a European Constitution. Using journeys in pursuit of a vision as a metaphor, the book explores key issues for contemporary Europe and its future development from an interdisciplinary perspective grounded mainly in European ethnology, cultural anthropology, human geography, and political economy. In five substantive chapters, it offers a synthesis dealing with: migration within and into Europe; boundaries; heritage and tradition; socio-economic structures, processes and change; and, finally, the role of ethnology in education and cultural practice. The book is framed by personal reflections on changing visions of Europe, suggesting a fresh envisioning of a dis-placed continent.


Description

Questions about where and what 'Europe' is have featured prominently in the social sciences and humanities as well as in political discourse since 1989, not least in the US government's recent distinction between an 'old' and a 'new' Europe, the eastward expansion of the EU and the drafting of a European Constitution. Using journeys in pursuit of a vision as a metaphor, the book explores key issues for contemporary Europe and its future development from an interdisciplinary perspective grounded mainly in European ethnology, cultural anthropology, human geography, and political economy. In five substantive chapters, it offers a synthesis dealing with: migration within and into Europe; boundaries; heritage and tradition; socio-economic structures, processes and change; and, finally, the role of ethnology in education and cultural practice. The book is framed by personal reflections on changing visions of Europe, suggesting a fresh envisioning of a dis-placed continent.


Contents


Setting Out: Europe - A Winter's Tale
First Journey - In the Frontier: Balancing on Borderlines
Second Journey - In the Diaspora: Among Mobile Europeans
Third Journey - To the Market: Trading Our Futures
Fourth Journey - On the Grand Tour: We Should Remember
Fifth Journey - Towards Castalia: To Re-Place Europe
Envisioning the Not-Yet: Before Coming Home
 


Authors

ULLRICH KOCKEL is currently Professor of Ethnology, University of Ulster, UK. His research ranges across the field of European ethnology, with special focus on cultural encounters, and on culture and economy. He is an Academician of the Academy for the Social Sciences, and President of the Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore.