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BORDERING EUROPE. OUR MARGINALS: OLD AND NEW. Perspectives from Literature, Philosophy and Art

  • An aparitie: 2017
  • Numar de pagini: 182
  • Format: B5
  • ISBN: 978-606-16-0956-7
  • Limba textului: engleză

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This book brings together scholars from different fields of the humanities around the question of the contemporaryEuropean identity, revealing philosophical, linguistic, historical and artistic insights into the challenge of rebordering and rebranding Europe through the practices of multiculturalism.The European legacy of marginality brought our critical inquiries alongside the most uncomfortable truths on our capacity, as Europeans, to border our identity from both the peripheries and centres of normality and utopia. The “marginals” of Europe, either insiders oroutsiders, attached their consciousness to public discourses, from philosophical arguments to fictional productions that might be easily synthesized and recognized through the two formulas that the authors dealt with: “the aesthetics of resistance” and “the poetics of resentment”. These two major dimensions are not only means that discriminated and abused people choose to (re)place themselves in this new mental and physical geography; they represent proofs of their transition, from internal to external Europeans, from Europeans to non-Europeans, in a cultural and political framework, shaped by the multiple trajectories of forced migrations. In the end, European marginality represents a territory of consciousness raised by our“cosmopolitan outsiders”, exponents of a peripheral community that evolved in multiple and sometimes antagonistic central societies, tolerated or accepted individuals who remain the classicalstrangers and perpetual foreigners of different hermetic political or civil environments that puzzle our modern world.

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