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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
Table of Contents
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!