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Ambivalent Europeans
Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta

 

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Ambivalent Europeans
Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta

by Jon P. Mitchell (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780415271530

 

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Ambivalent Europeans examines the implications of living on the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is dominated by the question of Europe, both at a policy level and at the level of national identity.


Ambivalent Europeans examines the implications of living on the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is dominated by the question of Europe, both at a policy level - whether or not to join the EU - and at the level of national identity - whether or not the Maltese are 'European'. Jon Mitchell identifies a profound ambivalence towards Europe, and also more broadly to the key processes of 'modernisation'. He traces this tendency through a number of key areas of social life - gender, the family, community, politics, religion and ritual.


 

ISBN 415271533
ISBN13 9780415271530
Publisher Routledge
Format Paperback
Publication date 20/09/2001
Pages 304
Weight (grammes) 453
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152

1. Malta on the Margins of Europe: A History of Ambivalence
2. Valletta: Glory, Decline, Rehabilitation 3. Gendered Lives: Women and Men in Malta 4. Respectability and Consumption
5. Nostalgia and Modernisation 6. All Politicians are Bastards 7. 'Because We're Pawlini, We're Maltese': A Contested Commemoration 8. Viva San Pawl!