Ambivalent Europeans: Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere by Jon P. Mitchell

By Jon P. Mitchell

Ambivalent Europeans examines the results of residing at the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is ruled by way of the query of Europe, either at a coverage point - even if to affix the ecu - and on the point of nationwide identification - even if the Maltese are 'European'. Jon Mitchell identifies a profound ambivalence in the direction of Europe, and in addition extra largely to the most important procedures of 'modernisation'. He strains this tendency via a couple of key parts of social existence - gender, the kin, neighborhood, politics, faith and ritual.

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