Cultural borders of Europe : narratives, concepts and practices in the present and the past
- edited by Mats Andrén, Thomas Lindkvist, Ingmar Söhrman and Katharina Vajta.
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2017.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- vi, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
- Making sense of history v. 30.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of Figures and Tables Introduction Mats Andren & Ingmar Sohrman PART I: THE CHALLENGES OF RELIGIOUS BORDERS
- Chapter 1. Territorial and Religious Identifications in Europe Linda Berg
- Chapter 2. Europe with or without Muslims: Creating and Maintaining Cultural Boundaries Goran Larsson & Riem Spielhaus
- Chapter 3. Ilm al-Hududuyya: Un-Inheriting Eurocentricity Klas Grinell PART II: LINGUISTIC BORDERS IN PRACTICE
- Chapter 4. When the Intercultural Goes National: Textbooks as Sites of Struggle Katharina Vajta
- Chapter 5. The Pluricentric Borders of Bavaria Barbara Loester
- Chapter 6. The Influence of Imagined Linguistic Performances Ingmar Sohrman PART III: MENTAL SPACES AND BARRIERS
- Chapter 7. Mental Barriers Replacing Nation-State Borders Fernand Fehlen
- Chapter 8. Crossing Borders and Redefining Oneself: The Treacherous Life of Aino Kallas Katarina Leppanen
- Chapter 9. Evolving Symbolic Divides: in Basque Language Promotion Logos Johan Jarlehed PART IV: SCHOLARS MAKING BORDERS
- Chapter 10. The Controversial Concept of European Identity Mats Andren
- Chapter 11. The EU as a 'Large Space'? Carl Schmitt and the Contemporary Dilemmas of Political Rituals and Cultural Borders Jon Wittrock
- Chapter 12. How Prehistory Becomes Crucial for Border Making Per Cornell Conclusion Thomas Lindkvist & Katharina Vajta Index.
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The cultural borders of Europe are today more visible than ever, and with them comes a sense of uncertainty with respect to liberal democratic traditions: whether treated as abstractions or concrete realities, cultural divisions challenge concepts of legitimacy and political representation as well as the legal bases for citizenship. Thus, an understanding of such borders and their consequences is of utmost importance for promoting the evolution of democracy. Cultural Borders of Europe provides a wide-ranging exploration of these lines of demarcation in a variety of regions and historical eras, providing essential insights into the state of European intercultural relations today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Cultural pluralism > Europe.
- Multiculturalism > Europe.
- Ethnicity > Europe > Politcal aspects.
- Borderlands > Europe > Politcal aspects.
- Borderlands > Social aspects > Europe.
- Liberalism > Europe.
- Democracy > Europe.
- Europe > Ethnic relations > Political aspects.
- Europe > Politics and government > 1989-
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- Making sense of history : studies in historical cultures ; volume 30
- 9781785335907 (hardback : alkaline paper)
- 1785335901 (hardback : alkaline paper)
- 9781785335914 (ebook)
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