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Political symbols, symbolic politics : European identities in transformation /
edited by Ulf Hedetoft.
imprint
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, c1998.
description
x, 303 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
184014355X
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imprint
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, c1998.
isbn
184014355X
catalogue key
2399253
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Celine Belot is a doctoral student at the CIDSP/CNRS research centre at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble Florentino Blanco teaches history of psychology and theory of science at the Autonomous University of Madrid Adam Burgess teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury Raquel de Castro is a graduate student in the Autonomous University of Madrid Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, is deputy to the Dean of Research at the National Foundation of Political Science (FNSP) in Paris, is associate professor at the FNSP and is lecturer at the Universite La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) Gerard Delanty is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, The University of Liverpool Felix Diaz is a post-doctoral research fellow Ulf Hedetoft, Dr.Phil., Professor of International Studies and Director of the School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research on Interculturalism and Transnationality, Aalborg University, Denmark Ingmar von Homeyer is a postgraduate researcher at the European University Institute in Florence Nancy Morris is a lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland Iver B. Neumann, Dr.Phil. (Oxon) is currently a councellor at the Policy Planning Staff of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on leave from his job as head of the Russian Centre at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Alberto Rosa is professor of psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid Philip Schlesinger is Professor of Film and Media Studies and Director of the Media Research Institute at Stirling University, Scotland. He is also Professor in the Institute of Media and Communication at Osfo University, Norway Oliver Schmidtke is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Victoria in Canada Andy Smith is reader in political science at the CREVL-Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux Mette Zolner holds an MA in French studies and European integration (Aarhus University in Denmark and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) and MA in European Studies (K.U. Leuven in Belgium). Currently, she is finishing her PhD dissertation at the European University Institute
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
From the vantage point of cultural and symbolic tension, this is an examination of the topic of European unity and/or fragmentation. It provides a novel input to the ongoing debate on political integration in Europe.
Long Description
This book addresses the topic of European unity and/or fragmentation from the vantage point of cultural and symbolic tension and thus the often ambiguous and unresolved figurations of the symbolic politics employed by proponents of integration in depth and the political symbolics of nation-states and national identities. The anthology sets out to highlight the tensions and conflicts resulting from the interplay between these two sets of symbolic identity construction, pivoting around different ways of staging culture and identity as a 'new battlefield' between forces of unity and forces of (national or regional) fragmentation and comprising theoretical as well as empirical contributions. It is a novel input to ongoing debates on the question of how most appropriately and adequately to conceptualise the interplay of political integration in Europe with (inter) cultural analysis and national identity.
Main Description
This book addresses the topic of European unity and/or fragmentation from the vantage point of cultural and symbolic tension and thus the often ambiguous and unresolved figurations of the symbolic politics employed by proponents of integration in depth and the political symbolics of nation-states and national identities.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. vii
On Nationalisers and Europeanisers in Contemporary Europe - an Introductionp. 1
Symbolising Europe Through Culture
Redefining Political Culture in Europe Today: from Ideology to the Politics of Identity and Beyondp. 23
Obstacles and Prospects for a European Collective Identity and Citizenshipp. 44
National and European Identities between Myths and Realitiesp. 65
Symbolising Nations Through Europe
Europe and Identity: a Challenge for the Social Sciencesp. 83
Europe as a Discursive Resource for Spanish National Identityp. 105
Symbolic Policies and 'Rational' National Interests: Explaining the Crisis of European Integration in 1965/66p. 132
Reconstructing French Identity in the 1980s and the 1990sp. 170
Sovereignty and European Integration from a Scandinavian Perspectivep. 191
Symbolising Europe Through the Other, the Other Through Europe
European Identity and the Challenge from South and Eastp. 209
Constructing Europe: Russia as Europe's Otherp. 226
Communication, Cultural Identity and the State in Latin America: a Perspective from Europep. 267
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