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Author Western, John.

Title Cosmopolitan Europe : a Strasbourg self-portrait / John Western
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Series Heritage, culture and identity
Heritage, culture, and identity.
Contents City of an Old Europe : Nationalism and Binationalism in Strasbourg/Strassburg -- Prologue: Strasbourg, betwixt and between -- Alsace-Lorraine : the binational conundrum -- War & Remembrance -- Postwar : the "Thirty Glorious Years" -- The cosmopolitan Eurocrats and their hosts -- City of a Provisional Europe : Transnational Strasbourg? -- The EU's clever children : Graduates of the Erasmus program -- The invisible immigrants -- "Because you were there" : Shards of the Colonial Past -- "We are here" -- from Turkey, and from the world entire -- Who is a Strasburger? -- Envoi: The liveable city, in the youngest voice of all -- Appendix: The Questionnaire
Summary Based on in-depth, lively interviews with 80 men and 80 women ranging from 101 to 20 years, and from all over the world (France, Germany, Alsace-Lorraine, Portugal, Italy, ex-Yugoslavia, Albania, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Cameroon, and Afghanistan amongst other countries), the author draws out of these powerful testimonies all sorts of compelling insights into issues of identity, race, nationality, culture, politics, heritage and representation, giving a unique and valuable view of what it means (and has meant over the past century) to be a European
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-263) and index
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Subject Ethnicity -- France -- Strasbourg.
Interviews -- France -- Strasbourg.
National characteristics, European.
Nationalism -- France -- Strasbourg.
Strasbourg (France) -- Biography.
Strasbourg (France) -- History.
Strasbourg (France) -- Social conditions.
Strasbourg (France) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280689382
1409443728 (electronic bk.)
9781409443728 (electronic bk.)