The Meanings of Europe : Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept

By: Wiesner, ClaudiaContributor(s): Schmidt-Gleim, MiekeMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Advances in Sociology: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (284 p.)ISBN: 9781134458523Subject(s): Europe -- Civilization | Group identity -- EuropeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Meanings of Europe : Changes and Exchanges of a Contested ConceptDDC classification: 940 LOC classification: D1055 .M43 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; The Meanings of Europe: Introduction; PART I Meanings of Europe; 1 The Plural Meanings of Europe: A Historical Task; 2 Europe and the Spectre of the Barbarian; 3 In the Grip of Marranism: The Other within Europe's Multiple Modernities; 4 "In Europe There Are Positions to Defend": The 1930s and Walter Benjamin's Jewish Ark
5 Parliamentarism as a European Type of Polity: Constructing the Presidentialism Versus Parliamentarism Divide in Walter Bagehot's English ConstitutionPART II Europe and the EU; 6 From Safeguarding Peace in Europe to Financial Crisis: Old Questions and New Challenges of European Integration; 7 The Symbolical Revocation of Symbolism: The Lisbon Treaty; 8 The Paradoxes of a European Citizenship; 9 Constructing Europe as an Area via EU Documents on Citizenship and Culture; 10 Assigning Meaning to (EU-)Europe Through Cultural Policy: European Capitals of Culture
11 Eurozone Crisis and Parliamentary Democracy: Lessons from the Greek CasePART III Europeanness and Non-Europeanness; 12 Scenes of Voting: Reactions to the Swiss Referendum on the Ban on the Construction of Minarets (2009) in Switzerland and Germany; 13 Translating Citizenship: On Some Pitfalls and the Politics of Meaning in the Definition of "Europeanness"; 14 "Wherever You Go, You Will Be the Polis": Europe Without Borders; 15 Shaping New Russian Identity: Discourses of "Inclusion/Exclusion in Europe"; 16 Europe's Ends; Contributors; Index
Summary: What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept of Europe? And what defines European identity? Instead of only asking these classical questions, this volume also explores who asks these questions, and who is addressed with such questions. Who answers the questions, from which standpoints and for what reasons? Which philosophical, historical, religious or political traditions influence the answers? This book addresses its task in three parts. The first concentrates on the controversies around the meaning of Europe. The second focuses on the role of the European Union. The third discusses E
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; The Meanings of Europe: Introduction; PART I Meanings of Europe; 1 The Plural Meanings of Europe: A Historical Task; 2 Europe and the Spectre of the Barbarian; 3 In the Grip of Marranism: The Other within Europe's Multiple Modernities; 4 "In Europe There Are Positions to Defend": The 1930s and Walter Benjamin's Jewish Ark

5 Parliamentarism as a European Type of Polity: Constructing the Presidentialism Versus Parliamentarism Divide in Walter Bagehot's English ConstitutionPART II Europe and the EU; 6 From Safeguarding Peace in Europe to Financial Crisis: Old Questions and New Challenges of European Integration; 7 The Symbolical Revocation of Symbolism: The Lisbon Treaty; 8 The Paradoxes of a European Citizenship; 9 Constructing Europe as an Area via EU Documents on Citizenship and Culture; 10 Assigning Meaning to (EU-)Europe Through Cultural Policy: European Capitals of Culture

11 Eurozone Crisis and Parliamentary Democracy: Lessons from the Greek CasePART III Europeanness and Non-Europeanness; 12 Scenes of Voting: Reactions to the Swiss Referendum on the Ban on the Construction of Minarets (2009) in Switzerland and Germany; 13 Translating Citizenship: On Some Pitfalls and the Politics of Meaning in the Definition of "Europeanness"; 14 "Wherever You Go, You Will Be the Polis": Europe Without Borders; 15 Shaping New Russian Identity: Discourses of "Inclusion/Exclusion in Europe"; 16 Europe's Ends; Contributors; Index

What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept of Europe? And what defines European identity? Instead of only asking these classical questions, this volume also explores who asks these questions, and who is addressed with such questions. Who answers the questions, from which standpoints and for what reasons? Which philosophical, historical, religious or political traditions influence the answers? This book addresses its task in three parts. The first concentrates on the controversies around the meaning of Europe. The second focuses on the role of the European Union. The third discusses E

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Claudia Wiesner is Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Finnish Research Centre in Political Thought and Conceptual Change, Jyväskylä.

Meike Schmidt-Gleim is Director of the research project "Atlas of Arcadia" at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.

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