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Author Melegh, Attila.

Title On the east-west slope : globalization, nationalism, racism and discourses on Eastern Europe / by Attila Melegh
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Central European University Press, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
Contents Liberal humanitarian utopia and Eastern and Central Europe -- Exclusions "east" and "west" : population discourses and the civilizational slope -- Floating east : Eastern and Central Europe on the map of global institutional actors -- I am suspicious of myself : east-west narratives at the turn of the millenium -- Conclusion
Summary Melegh's work offers a powerful analysis of the sociological and symbolic meanings of East/West in Europe after the end of the Cold War. While the fundamental poles of East and West remain, both their meaning and their relationship to one another have shifted profoundly since the late 1970s. Melegh exposes the underbelly of liberal characterizations of East/West, highlighting the polarizing effect of extreme nationalism and ethnic racism. The theoretical underpinnings of this work involve the ideas of preeminent theorists such as Karl Mannheim, Michel Foucault and more recently Maria Todorova and Iver Neumann
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index
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Subject Diplomatic relations.
International economic integration.
Politics and government
Europe -- Economic integration.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern
Europe, Eastern -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Eastern Europe.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281376876