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New Directions in Anthropology

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Crossing European Boundaries

Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories

Edited by Jaro Stacul, Christina Moutsou, and Helen Kopnina

248 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-150-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (December 2005)

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Description

At the turn of the millennium the state of Europe is fluid and contested, yet how this affects the everyday lives of European peoples and the ways they experience the social world they live in remains largely unexplored. Drawing upon ethnographic information from diverse European settings, this volume points to the contradictions that the project of a "Europe without boundaries" involves. In illustrating how the removal of political boundaries can create other boundaries, the articles in this volume provide alternatives to recent theorising on complexity, which takes little account of human agency.

Jaro Stacul was awarded his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He has been a Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Wales, Swansea, and currently lectures at Roehampton University, London. Berghahn Books also published his The Bounded Field: Localism and Local Identity in an Italian Alpine Valley (2003).

Christina Moutsou received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and has been working on Greek-Turkish relations, cosmopolitanism and the European Union. She is Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a fully qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Currently she is working on the links between anthropology and psychotherapy.

Helen Kopnina was awarded her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Currently she lectures at the Vrije Universiteit and the Fashion Institute, Hoogeschool, both in Amsterdam. Her postdoctoral research examines small businesses in Singapore and Malaysia. Her publications include the book East to West Migration (Ashgate 2005).

Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies General Anthropology
Area: Europe



Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories
Jaro Stacul, Christina Moutsou and Helen Kopnina

PART I: INSTITUTIONAL CROSSINGS

Chapter 2. Crossing Boundaries through Education: European Schools and the Supersession of Nationalism
Cris Shore and Daniela Baratieri

Chapter 3. Neo-Liberal Nationalism: Ethnic Integration and Estonia’s Accession to the European Union
Gregory Feldman

Chapter 4. The European Left and the New Immigrations: The Case of Italy
Davide Però

PART II: THE EXPERIENCE OF IMMIGRATION

Chapter 5. The Grand Old West: Mythical Narratives of a Better Past before 1989 in Views of West-Berlin Youth from Immigrant Families
Sabine Mannitz

Chapter 6. Invisible Community: Russians in London and Amsterdam
Helen Kopnina

Chapter 7. Merging European Boundaries: A Stroll in Brussels
Christina Moutsou

Chapter 8. Bosnian Women in Mallorca: Migration as a Precarious Balancing Act
Jacqueline Waldren

PART III: LOCALISING EUROPE

Chapter 9. Claiming the Local in the Irish/British Borderlands: Locality, Nation-State and the Disruption of Boundaries
William F. Kelleher, Jr.

Chapter 10. Boundary Formation and Identity Expression in Everyday Interactions: Muslim Minorities in Greece
Venetia Evergeti

Chapter 11. Negotiating European and National Identity Boundaries in a Village in Northern Greece
Eleftheria Deltsou

Chapter 12. Claiming a ‘European Ethos’ at the Margins of the Italian Nation-State
Jaro Stacul

Notes on Contributors
Index

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