This is the story of how British governments have wrestled with policy towards the European Union, written by someone who worked closely with many of Britain's political leaders in shaping an often fraught but always full-frontal ...
Author: Stephen Wall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Political Science
This is the story of how British governments have wrestled with policy towards the European Union, written by someone who worked closely with many of Britain's political leaders in shaping an often fraught but always full-frontal relationship between Britain and her European partners.
Author: Elizabeth Murphy-LejeunePublish On: 2003-08-29
Introduction: the conceptual lineage of the sociology of the stranger Three texts
define the sociological template or the formal characteristics of the stranger as a
social type.l They are Simmel's seminal essay (1908), developed by Park (1928)
Author: Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune
Category: Social Science
Bringing together case studies and theory, this book is the first in-depth qualitative study of student migration within Europe. Drawing on the theory of 'the stranger' as a sociological type, the author suggests that the travelling European students can be seen as a new migratory elite. The book presents the narratives of travelling students, explains their motivations, the effects of movement into a new social and cultural context, the problems of adaptation, and describes the construction of social networks, and the process of adaptation to new cultures.
An Anthology from the Other Europe Richard Swartz. increasingly less different
from one another, something that triggers general anxiety in them. This is a
matter of the typical trauma of the intellectuals, because it is the intellectuals
above all ...
Author: Richard Swartz
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Published on behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the S. Fischer Stiftung, and supported by the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V."
Europe, in other words, knows itself only in and through its strangers. Most
recently, Judith Butler has argued that “liberal norms presupposing an ontology
of discrete identity” will not help in understanding a modern subjectivity
Author: David Simpson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In our post-9/11 world, the figure of the stranger—the foreigner, the enemy, the unknown visitor—carries a particular urgency, and the force of language used to describe those who are “different” has become particularly strong. But arguments about the stranger are not unique to our time. In Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger, David Simpson locates the figure of the stranger and the rhetoric of strangeness in romanticism and places them in a tradition that extends from antiquity to today. Simpson shows that debates about strangers loomed large in the French Republic of the 1790s, resulting in heated discourse that weighed who was to be welcomed and who was to be proscribed as dangerous. Placing this debate in the context of classical, biblical, and other later writings, he identifies a persistent difficulty in controlling the play between the despised and the desired. He examines the stranger as found in the works of Coleridge, Austen, Scott, and Southey, as well as in depictions of the betrayals of hospitality in the literature of slavery and exploration—as in Mungo Park's Travels and Stedman's Narrative—and portrayals of strange women in de Staël, Rousseau, and Burney. Contributing to a rich strain of thinking about the stranger that includes interventions by Ricoeur and Derrida, Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger reveals the complex history of encounters with alien figures and our continued struggles with romantic concerns about the unknown.
The author describes himself on the first page as "a stranger" (31). Once he was
enslaved, like Moses in the Book of Exodus, the author of The Interesting
Narrative frequently found himself a stranger in a strange land, a perspective
from which ...
Author: Kumkum Chatterjee
Publisher: Associated University Presse
This interdisciplinary Work engages with the issue of how Europe and Europeans were perceived by observers from various parts of the world during the early modern period. It seeks thereby to redress the asymmetry in scholarship whereby European views of its "others" are given importance, but a near-total silence prevails about the reverse scenario. This volume contains nine dazzling contributions by distinguished scholars such as Suzanne Preston Blier, Vincent Carretta, Michael Fisher, Ronnie Po-chia Hsia, Hans-Juergen Luesbrink, Nabil Matar, Nancy Shoemaker, Irene Silverblatt, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam. These essays represent sophisticated and rigorous scholarship that is historically aware and highly nuanced. The findings suggest that early modern perceptions about Europe and Europeans were shaped by complex, contingent factors and cannot be reduced to a simple, single paradigm.
A narrative of a stranger 'Strangers, gods and monsters', writes Richard Kearney (
2003: 3), 'represent experiences of extremity ... In this chapter, I extend Kearney's
interpretation of 'stranger' to 'scapegoat', to consider the European Roma as a ...
Author: Maja Miskovic
For the last three decades, the international response to the adverse conditions of Roma has been intensive, producing a plethora of educational policies, reforms, and strategies that have been developed and implemented. This edited volume gathers together prominent international scholars, advocates and activists, with the purpose of offering a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how historical, political, and cultural forces shape educational experiences and social policy for the Roma population in Europe. The book uses theoretical and empirical lenses to understand the formal and informal education of Roma. Through the contextualised theorisation of Roma education it illustrates, illuminates and discusses issues of wider concern. Interdisciplinary conceptual frameworks bind the chapters together and offer an in-depth examination of the questions and issues relevant to the field of education, structuring the book around three central themes: -schooling and social policy; the promises and pitfalls of multiculturalism, integration and inclusion and the deconstruction of educational policies and law -education inside and outside schools; empirical accounts of life in school and the achievements and missed opportunities of the Decade of Roma Inclusion -participation, activism and advocacy; investigating the responsibilities of Roma and non-Roma intellectuals, educators, activists and advocates. Roma Education in Europe grapples with uneven economic and political developments, and as a result, with the possibilities and shortcomings of integration, social justice, and the role of supranational agencies in changing the course of schooling and education. The book will be key reading for those researching or studying Romani studies, education, sociology, and cultural, ethnicity and immigration studies.
STRANGERS THOU SHOULDST KINDHEARTEDLY SUPPORT AND RESPECT
. ... and a half centuries of war with the Turks , large areas of the country were
nearly depopulated , forming the so - called ' open frontier ' to the European East .
It is this eternal clash of ideals that brings about the confrontation between strangers and home dwellers. Some cultures have nuanced understandings of
the native–foreigner dichotomy. For instance, to be Japanese involves satisfying
a set of ...
Author: Raymond Taras
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Social Science
This cross-national analysis of Islamophobia looks at these questions in an innovative, even-handed way, steering clear of politically-correct cliches and stereotypes. It cautions that Islamophobia is a serious threat to European values and norms, and mus
Author: Assoc Prof Inger FursethPublish On: 2014-08-28
having in mind the classical example of the history of european Jews, georg
Simmel wrote the well-known essay “The Stranger”. as he explains, the stranger
is neither the “outsider” who has no specific relation to a group nor the “wanderer
Author: Assoc Prof Inger Furseth
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
This book paves the way for a more enlarged discussion on religion and migration phenomena in countries of Northern and Southern Europe. From a comparative perspective, these are regions with very different religious traditions and different historical State/Church relations. Although official religion persisted longer in Nordic Protestant countries than in South Mediterranean countries, levels of secularization are higher. In the last decades, both Northern and Southern Europe have received strong flows of newcomers. From this perspective, the book presents through various theoretical lenses and empirical researches the impact mobility and consequent religious transnationalism have on multiple aspects of culture and social life in societies where the religious landscapes are increasingly diverse. The chapters demonstrate that we are dealing with complex scenarios: different contexts of reception, different countries of origin, various ethnicities and religious traditions (Catholics, Orthodox and Evangelical Christians, Muslims, Buddhists). Having become plural spaces, our societies tend to be far more concerned with the issue of social integration rather than with that of social identities reconstruction in society as a whole, often ignoring that today religion manifests itself as a plurality of religions. In short, what are the implications of newcomers for the religious life of Europe and for the redesign of its soul?
Strangers: European. Merchants. and. Missionaries. in. Asia. during. the. Late.
Middle. Ages. William. D. Phillips. Jr. than the merchants, missionaries, and
envoys who traveled to Asia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Isolated by ...
Author: F. R. P. Akehurst
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.
Imagine how confusing it is to the stranger when he asks for information and is
told that his street begins two or three blocks farther down. I was walking down a
main avenue and turned into a cool and inviting little side street that, according to
A look at Europe and America after The Great War and the conditions that spawned World War II. Columns written by a small-town southern Editor writing for the folks back home in 1923 and 1924.
Author: Olivia Remie ConstablePublish On: 2004-01-15
Europe. Felix Fabri, like many other German pilgrims, passed through Venice on
his way both to and from the Holy Land. This city served as a natural gateway to
the Adriatic and Mediterranean for travelers and traders coming south from cities
Author: Olivia Remie Constable
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Greek pandocheion, Arabic funduq, and Latin fundicum (fondaco) were ubiquitous in the Mediterranean sphere for nearly two millennia. These institutions were not only hostelries for traders and travelers, but also taverns, markets, warehouses, and sites for commercial taxation and regulation. In this highly original study, Professor Constable traces the complex evolution of this family of institutions from the pandocheion in Late Antiquity, to the appearance of the funduq throughout the Muslim Mediterranean following the rise of Islam. By the twelfth century, with the arrival of European merchants in Islamic markets, the funduq evolved into the fondaco. These merchant colonies facilitated trade and travel between Muslim and Christian regions. Before long, fondacos also appeared in southern European cities. This study of the diffusion of this institutional family demonstrates common economic interests and cross-cultural communications across the medieval Mediterranean world, and provides a striking contribution to our understanding of this region.
Whether we like it or not, those of us who live in Europe or in places influenced
by European ideas remain the children of Lausanne; that is to say, of the
convention signed on a Swiss lakeside after the First World War which decreed a
Author: Bruce Clark
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire following World War I, nearly two million citizens in Turkey and Greece were expelled from homelands. The Lausanne treaty resulted in the deportation of Orthodox Christians from Turkey to Greece and of Muslims from Greece to Turkey. The transfer was hailed as a solution to the problem of minorities who could not coexist. Both governments saw the exchange as a chance to create societies of a single culture. The opinions and feelings of those uprooted from their native soil were never solicited. In an evocative book, Bruce Clark draws on new archival research in Turkey and Greece as well as interviews with surviving participants to examine this unprecedented exercise in ethnic engineering. He examines how the exchange was negotiated and how people on both sides came to terms with new lands and identities. Politically, the population exchange achieved its planners' goals, but the enormous human suffering left shattered legacies. It colored relations between Turkey and Greece, and has been invoked as a solution by advocates of ethnic separation from the Balkans to South Asia to the Middle East. This thoughtful book is a timely reminder of the effects of grand policy on ordinary people and of the difficulties for modern nations in contested regions where people still identify strongly with their ethnic or religious community.
Europe: The. Example. of. Imre. Kertész. Susan Rubin Suleiman Exile can be
defined as a condition where one is “not home,” or ... In what I am calling internal
exile, by contrast, one can be geographically at home and still feel like a stranger.
Author: John Neubauer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the first comparative study of literature written by writers who fled from East-Central Europe during the twentieth century. It includes not only interpretations of individual lives and literary works, but also studies of the most important literary journals, publishers, radio programs, and other aspects of exile literary cultures. The theoretical part of introduction distinguishes between exiles, émigrés, and expatriates, while the historical part surveys the pre-twentieth-century exile traditions and provides an overview of the exilic events between 1919 and 1995; one section is devoted to exile cultures in Paris, London, and New York, as well as in Moscow, Madrid, Toronto, Buenos Aires and other cities. The studies focus on the factional divisions within each national exile culture and on the relationship between the various exiled national cultures among each other. They also investigate the relation of each exile national culture to the culture of its host country. Individual essays are devoted to Witold Gombrowicz, Paul Goma, Milan Kundera, Monica Lovincescu, Miloš Crnjanski, Herta Müller, and to the "internal exile" of Imre Kertész. Special attention is devoted to the new forms of exile that emerged during the ex-Yugoslav wars, and to the problems of "homecoming" of exiled texts and writers
... have visited the place , as to the commodities of its markets , the answer is
almost always characterized by exaggeration . They will affirm , that every thing a stranger Turkish t ; CHAP . XXVI . a stranger can require may
less the most remarkable city in Europe . A stranger , on passing rapidly through ,
might pronounce it the dullest , dirtiest , and most uninteresting city in the world ;
while another , who had resided there , would affirm , that it was the great ...
... Ziebertz (Würzburg) I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35,
The Bible Xenophobia is considered to be an unsolved problem at the beginning
of the 21st century throughout the world in general and in Europe specifically.
Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
This book draws upon empirical data collected from 10,000 adolescent young people in 10 European countries. The first volume of this project was about young people's life perspectives and the second about their religious attitudes and practices. The current and final volume of this cross-cultural study connects both research dimensions. The analyses make clear that the influence of religion on values, life-orientation and politics differs strongly between different groups within Christianity and between Christians, Jews and Muslims. Many findings contain obvious surprises because they refute mainstream opinion on many topics. The book gives detailed and new insights in the public relevance of the religiosity of young people across Europe. All three volumes together are indispensable for scholars who work in public, religious and educational contexts.
... the mysterious writer, stands on a sort of eminence above all human prejudice;
he was privileged to judge as a stranger of the religion and philosophy of Europe;
but his bold spirit ranges over the field of Oriental speculation. The Turkish Spy ...
Author: Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde SismondiPublish On: 1823
Thou shalt be treated as a stranger : That is a consolation to me , when I see how
you treat your own citizens . Christ has said , no man is a prophet in his owņ
country ; a stranger is therefore always better received . ” Such is the genius of ...