|Author||: Jon P. Mitchell|
|Total Pages||: 292|
|ISBN 10||: 9781135138936|
|ISBN 13||: 1135138931|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Ambivalent Europeans examines the implications of living on the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is dominated by the question of Europe, both at a policy level - whether or not to join the EU - and at the level of national identity - whether or not the Maltese are 'European'. Jon Mitchell identifies a profound ambivalence towards Europe, and also more broadly to the key processes of 'modernisation'. He traces this tendency through a number of key areas of social life - gender, the family, community, politics, religion and ritual.