Crossing European Boundaries
What is it about?
At the turn of the millennium the state of Europe is fluid and contested, yet how this affects the everyday lives of European peoples and the ways they experience the social world they live in remains largely unexplored. CONTENTS List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories Jaro Stacul, Christina Moutsou and Helen Kopnina PART I: INSTITUTIONAL CROSSINGS Chapter 2. Crossing Boundaries through Education: European Schools and the Supersession of Nationalism Cris Shore and Daniela Baratieri Chapter 3. Neo-Liberal Nationalism: Ethnic Integration and Estonia’s Accession to the European Union Gregory Feldman Chapter 4. The European Left and the New Immigrations: The Case of Italy Davide Però PART II: THE EXPERIENCE OF IMMIGRATION Chapter 5. The Grand Old West: Mythical Narratives of a Better Past before 1989 in Views of West-Berlin Youth from Immigrant Families Sabine Mannitz Chapter 6. Invisible Community: Russians in London and Amsterdam Helen Kopnina Chapter 7. Merging European Boundaries: A Stroll in Brussels Christina Moutsou Chapter 8. Bosnian Women in Mallorca: Migration as a Precarious Balancing Act Jacqueline Waldren PART III: LOCALISING EUROPE Chapter 9. Claiming the Local in the Irish/British Borderlands: Locality, Nation-State and the Disruption of Boundaries William F. Kelleher, Jr. Chapter 10. Boundary Formation and Identity Expression in Everyday Interactions: Muslim Minorities in Greece Venetia Evergeti Chapter 11. Negotiating European and National Identity Boundaries in a Village in Northern Greece Eleftheria Deltsou Chapter 12. Claiming a ‘European Ethos’ at the Margins of the Italian Nation-State Jaro Stacul
Why is it important?
Drawing upon ethnographic information from diverse European settings, this volume points to the contradictions that the project of a "Europe without boundaries" involves. In illustrating how the removal of political boundaries can create other boundaries, the articles in this volume provide alternatives to recent theorising on complexity, which takes little account of human agency.
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