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School of Europeanness

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DzenovskaDace: Dace Dzenovska is Associate Professor in the Anthropology of Migration at the University of Oxford Centre on Migrat... Weiterlesen
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DzenovskaDace:

Dace Dzenovska is Associate Professor in the Anthropology of Migration at the University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society.

Autorentext

Dace Dzenovska



Klappentext

In School of Europeanness, Dace Dzenovska argues that Europe's political landscape is shaped by a fundamental tension between the need to exclude and the requirement to profess and institutionalize the value of inclusion. Nowhere, Dzenovska writes, is this tension more glaring than in the former Soviet Republics.

Using Latvia as a representative case, School of Europeanness is a historical ethnography of the tolerance work undertaken in that country as part of postsocialist democratization efforts. Dzenovska contends that the collapse of socialism and the resurgence of Latvian nationalism gave this Europe-wide logic new life, simultaneously reproducing and challenging it. Her work makes explicit what is only implied in the 1977 Kraftwerk song, "Europe Endless": hierarchies prevail in European public and political life even as tolerance is touted by politicians and pundits as one of Europe's chief virtues.

School of Europeanness shows how post-Cold War liberalization projects in Latvia contributed to the current crisis of political liberalism in Europe, providing deep ethnographic analysis of the power relations in Latvia and the rest of Europe, and identifying the tension between exclusive polities and inclusive values as foundational of Europe's political landscape.



Inhalt

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Pride and Shame
2. The State People and Their Minorities
3. Knowing Subjects and Partial Understandings
4. Building Up and Tearing Down
5. Language Sacred and Language Injurious
6. Repression and Redemption
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: School of Europeanness
Untertitel: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia
Autor:
EAN: 9781501716867
ISBN: 978-1-5017-1686-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Cornell University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 270
Veröffentlichung: 15.04.2018
Jahr: 2018
Untertitel: Englisch