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This book is about neighbourhoods and networks between the diverse people of contemporary Europe who live in a globalized and globalizing world and across different types of borders: physical and mental, geopolitical and symbolic. The book's theme is set within the larger framework of globalization and geopolitical re-ordering on the European continent, processes in which the supra-national EU has played a highly significant role and where transnational relations increasingly become the norm.

This collection is based on qualitative social research in a range of European locations. It explores community relations that are marked by boundaries whose primary local definitions are national, ethnic or racial, and it examines the local negotiations of those boundaries, including the attempts to overcome them. The book thus brings into comparative perspective the negotiations of national and historical identities that are often foregrounded by border studies, and concerns with ethnic and multicultural identities which tend to be the domain of migration studies.


Description

This book is about neighbourhoods and networks between the diverse people of contemporary Europe who live in a globalized and globalizing world and across different types of borders: physical and mental, geopolitical and symbolic. The book's theme is set within the larger framework of globalization and geopolitical re-ordering on the European continent, processes in which the supra-national EU has played a highly significant role and where transnational relations increasingly become the norm.

This collection is based on qualitative social research in a range of European locations. It explores community relations that are marked by boundaries whose primary local definitions are national, ethnic or racial, and it examines the local negotiations of those boundaries, including the attempts to overcome them. The book thus brings into comparative perspective the negotiations of national and historical identities that are often foregrounded by border studies, and concerns with ethnic and multicultural identities which tend to be the domain of migration studies.


Contents

List of Maps, Photographs and Tables
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
PART I: STARTING POINTS: BORDERS, NEIGHBOURHOODS AND NETWORKS IN THE NEW EUROPE
Borders, Networks, Neighbourhoods: Conceptual Frames and Social Practices; U.Meinhof
Bordering, De-bordering, Cross-bordering: European Perspectives; H.Armbruster
PART II: SITES OF BORDERING, NEIGHBOURING AND NETWORKING
Becoming Good Neighbours in Cyprus: Civic Action and the Relevance of the State; O.Demetriou, G.Christou & J.Mavris
Environmental Conflict in the Austrian-Hungarian Borderland: Struggling for Political Participation; D.Wastl-Walter & M.Váradi 
On Linkages and Barriers: The Dynamics of Neighbourhood along the State Borders of Hungary Post EU Enlargement; Á.Erőss, B.Filep, K.Kocsis & P.Tátrai 
Integration, Post-Holocaust Identities and 'No-go Areas': Public Discourse and the Everyday Experience of Exclusion in a German Region; I.Carstensen-Egwuom & W.Holly
Integration into What? The Intercultural Week, Mental Borders and Multiple Identities in the German Town of Bayreuth; H.Dorsch 
Immigrants and Natives: Ways of Constructing New Neighbourhoods in Catania, Sicily; O.Licciardello D.Damigella 
Networks and 'Safe Spaces' of Black European Women in Germany and Austria; C.Ellerbe-Dueck 
Index


Authors

HEIDI ARMBRUSTER is a Social Anthropologist and Lecturer in German and Transnational Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. Her research and publications have focused on borders, migration and diaspora issues. She has recently edited Taking Sides: Ethics, Politics and Fieldwork in Anthropology

ULRIKE HANNA MEINHOF is Professor of German and Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Transnational Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. Her research and publications, including Language of Belonging (with D. Galasinski) and Cultural Globalization and Music (with N. Kiwan), combine ethnography with discourse analysis in transnational contexts in Europe and Africa.