Inventing Europe by G. DelantyInventing Europe by G. Delanty

Inventing Europe

byG. Delanty

Paperback | April 19, 1995

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A critical analysis of the idea of Europe and the limits and possibilities of a European identity in the broader perspective of history. This book argues that the crucial issue is the articulation of a new identity that is based on post-national citizenship rather than ambivalent notions of unity.
GERARD DELANTY
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Title:Inventing EuropeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:187 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.46 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.51 × 0.46 inPublished:April 19, 1995Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312125690

ISBN - 13:9780312125691

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Table of Contents

The ambivalence of Europe - a theoretical introduction; the origins of the idea of Europe; the westernization of Europe; the limits of Europe - the shifting frontier; Europe in the age of modernity; Europe in the mirror of the Orient; the crisis of European identity; Europe as a Cold War construction; Europe after the Cold War; conclusion - towards post-national citizenship.

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This book is about how every age invented the idea of Europe in the mirror of its own identity: Europe is as much an idea as it is a reality, but it is also a contested idea and it was in adversity that European identity was constructed as a dichotomy of Self and Other. The book analyses the origins and development of the idea of Europe as a social construction from the earliest times to the present. Its challenging thesis is that the European idea has lent itself to a politics of division and exclusion, which has been disguised by superficial notions of unity.