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Inside European Identities : Ethnography in Western Europe - Sharon Macdonald

Inside European Identities

Ethnography in Western Europe

By: Sharon Macdonald (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780854967230
Number Of Pages: 224

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Following recent events in Eastern Europe, questions surrounding European identity seem more pressing than ever. This volume explores, through a series of ethnographic case studies, the construction and experience of identities in Western Europe. All of the case studies are based on fieldwork, and in geographical scope range from Wales to the Basque country; from Corsica to the Lake District. The peoples they look at are similarly diverse: nationalists and members of the Communist party; rural and urban populations. The essays illustrate the ways in which detailed ethnographic case studies can illuminate how identities are lived by ordinary people.

'...it is well-written, the contributions are interesting and make a real contribution to the state of the art...all the papers are provocative in the best sense of the word...be sure to read it.' Bulletin of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe '...the issues it raises and the conclusions it presents are applicable to the core populations of the EC which are struggling with many of the same issues.' European Community Studies Association Newsletter

Preface
Identity Complexes in Western Europe: Social Anthropological Perspectivesp. 1
Ethnicity as Revolutionary Strategy: Communist Identity Construction in Italyp. 27
Who can Tell the Tale? Texts and the Problem of Generational and Social Identity in a Tuscan Rural Comunep. 54
At Play with Identity in the Basque Arenap. 84
Good To Be French? Conflicts of Identity in North Cataloniap. 98
Becoming Celtic in Corsicap. 118
The Marching Season in Northern Ireland: An Expression of Politico-Religious Identityp. 146
Wales from Within: Conflicting Interpretations of Welsh Identityp. 167
Copeland: Cumbria's Best-Kept Secretp. 194
The Construction of Difference: An Anthropological Approach to Stereotypesp. 219
Notes on Contributorsp. 237
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780854967230
ISBN-10: 0854967230
Series: Berg Ethnic Identities Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 14.53  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.41