New Regional Identities and Strategic Essentialism

ab 34,90 

Dietmar Rost, Erhard Stölting, Tomasz Zarycki, Paolo Pasi, Ivan Pedrazzini, Anna Tucholska

Case studies from Poland, Italy and Germany

ISBN 978-3-8258-9656-0
Band-Nr. 39
Jahr 2007
Seiten 552
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Region – Nation – Europa

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Identity has become an important issue in many European regions. However,
it has happened at a time when many scientists adopt critical stances
regarding the concept of identity. This paradox encourages the authors to
explore some current discourse on regional identity in Poland
(‚Swietokrzyskie, ‚Slaskie, Warmi’nsko-Mazurskie), Italy (Trentino-South
Tyrol, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto) and Germany (Brandenburg).

Accounts of nation state contexts, thorough exploration of fields most important
to the shaping of regional identity (school, regional media, representations of history,
regional politics ), and reflections on the concept of strategic essentialism are
among the book’s key features.