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Modern Europe

Modern Europe

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Examining the cultural and economic complexity that is modern Europe, this book shows how this diversity has always been a principle characteristic of European society, and discusses the ways in which nationalism and the nation-state emerged as one means of controlling that heterogeneity.

Modern Europe Summary

The contemporary geography of modern Europe is the result of the interaction of many and often violent historical processes, which have combined to produce a very diverse patterning of place and people. Despite the radical project of political and economic integration, the subject of cultural, political and economic diversity is nevertheless of enduring importance throughout the continent. Rather, EU policies make the patterns even more perplexing as peoples and places interact in different ways with the processes of integration.



Examining the cultural and economic complexity that is modern Europe, this book shows how this diversity has always been a principle characteristic of European society, and discusses the ways in which nationalism and the nation-state emerged as one means of controlling that heterogeneity - if only for a while. The book goes on to argue that identity in modern Europe is again becoming multi-faceted, and concludes that the continent's geographies can be defined only through inclusivist multiculturalism. The hope for modern Europe is that this plurality and diversity are represented not as unbridgable fissures between peoples but as manifestations of our mutual dependence in making sure that the nightmares of our past are never repeated.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Modern Europe, fracture and faults
Part 1 Europe and Europeanness
The past in Europe's present, diversity and the construction of place
Part 2 The past in the present: the present in the past
Economies in space and time, economic geographies of development and underdevelopment and historical geographies of modernization
War and the shaping of Europe
'The Chicken of Versailles', the new central and eastern Europe
Part 3 The nature of European integration and the consequences of diversity
The political geography of European integration
Convergeance, cohesion and regionalism, contradictory trends in the new Europe
Room to talk in a house of faith, on language and religion
Part 4 Identity and the renegotiation of the meanings of European place
European landscape and identity
The question of heritage in European cultural conflict
The conserved European city as cultural symbol, the meaning of the text
The European countryside, contested space
Europe's geographies, diversity and integration.

Additional information

GOR004483843
9780340676981
0340676981
Modern Europe: Place, Culture and Identity by
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1998-05-01
336
N/A
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