Ambivalent Europeans: Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta

Ambivalent Europeans: Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta

by Jon P. Mitchell
ISBN-10:
0415271525
ISBN-13:
9780415271523
Pub. Date:
11/09/2001
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Ambivalent Europeans: Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta

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 'modernization'. He traces this tendency through a number of key areas of social life - gender, the family, community, politics, religion and ritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415271523
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/09/2001
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Preface
Maps
1. Malta on the Margins of Europe: A History of Ambivalence
2. Valetta: Glory, Decline, Rehabilitation
3. Gendered Lives: Women and Men in Valletta
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!
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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