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On the East-West Slope

Globalization, nationalism, racism and discourses on Central and Eastern Europe

by: Attila Melegh
published by
: Central Europe University Press
pp: 230
ISBN: 978-963-7326-24-0
price: € 34.95

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Melegh's work offers a powerful analysis of the sociological and symbolic meanings of East-West in Europe after the end of the Cold War. Melegh exposes the underbelly of liberal characterizations of East-West, highlighting the polarizing effect of extreme nationalism and ethnic racism.
 
The theoretical underpinnings of this work involve the ideas of preeminent theorists such as Karl Mannheim, Michel Foucault and more recently Maria Todorova and Iver Neumann. The importance of this work lies in its ability to cast into fine relief how the "East-West Slope" oriented negatively from West to East has emerged from liberal characterizations of this project. In addition this is one of the first attempts to link post-colonial analysis to developments in Eastern Europe.

 

Table of contents

List of Tables
 
Acknowledgements
 
Preface
 
Chapter 1, Liberal humanitarian utopia and Eastern and Central Europe
 
Chapter 2, Population discourses and East-West exclusions
 
Chapter 3, Floating East. Eastern and Central Europe on the map of global institutional actors
 
Chapter 4, I am suspicious of myself. East-West narratives at the turn of the millennium
 
Conclusion, The sociology of the East-West slope and the recomposition of Eastern Europe.
 
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