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The Paradox оf „White, Christian and Rational“
The Paradox оf „White, Christian and Rational“

Author(s): Eugenia E. Udangiu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics and Identity
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: European Culture; Postmodernism; Identity
Summary/Abstract: The dream of European unity is very old. In the eighteenth century it was called the ‘City of Lights’ (‘Europe as a large Paris’) and then, in time, syntagmas become more diverse: the Common Home, the European Community or the European Union. This old dream, increasingly shaped from a political and economic point of view, is now more and more disputed in terms of the European sciences united under the unmistakable label of ‘Kulturwissenschaften’. These sciences question not only the possibility of such a huge construction but also its legitimacy. One of the most controversial issues is related to the cultural ‘foundation’ of the new construction: is there a European ‘us’, except the circumstantial economic and political interests? In other words, can we speak about a European ‘identity’ or we shall rather speak about a process of ‘identification’ in a floating manner only?

  • Page Range: 183-188
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English