Ambivalent Europeans

Ambivalent Europeans
Author : Jon P. Mitchell
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 292
Release : 2012-11-12
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.


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