New Europe: Imagined Spaces

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This study traces the radical transformation of European places and spaces over the last two decades. Instead of the familiar "schoolbook" map of a Europe of nation-states, McNeill unpacks the differing imaginations of European identity. Taking as his central problem the fluid nature of cultural and political identity, he moves firmly away from--and calls into question--the perspective of the nation-state as the primary source of imagined identity for Europeans.


Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1 The Europeanisation of Europe Europe as a political project The invention of Europe Holiday driving Brussels as capital of Europe Europe and its others: America, Islam, and enlargement Conclusion 2 Europe and the nation Representing the nation The national routine Global media flows and national identities Euro Disney Rebranding the nation Urban landscapes and national identity Europeanising the nation Conclusion 3 Regional renaissance A Europe of the Regions? Why the resurgence of regional identities? Global or local? Regionalism as a political project The Bilbao Guggenheim Conclusion 4 A Europe of the Cities? The European city: 4 approaches The City and the street Transnationalism and the European city Mayors and city politics The Vatican and Global Catholicism Disembedding cities: football and television Conclusion 5 Travelling Europeans Discursive mobilities Corporeal travel Tourists Geographies of speed and movement Conclusions 6 Borderlands and barriers Schengenland and EuropeaaC--(t)s external borders Concepts of the border The Berlin Wall Cross-border regions The Channel Tunnel Bridges Conclusions 7 Metroworld EuropeaaC--(t)s metroworld MasperoaaC--(t)s aaC--Roissy ExpressaaC--(t) Roadscapes Consumer landscapes Airports Conclusions BIBLIOGRAPHY


Donald McNeill is Associate Professor at the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. He is the author of Urban Change and the European Left: Tales from the New Barcelona (Routledge, 1999).


This book tackles exactly the issues we explore! Dr M Kneafsey, Coventry University, UK An excellent 'alternative' to the traditional accounts of the european project...witty and entertaining with an appropriate account of further sources and reading. McNeill educates with humour. Dr R Rogerson University of Strathclyde An excellent and contemporary intercultural study - accessible to non specialists and imaginative in approach. Dr Morgan, Anglia Polytechnic University
EAN: 9780340760550
ISBN: 0340760559
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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