DELANTY INVENTING EUROPE PDF

Inventing Europe: idea, identity, reality. Front Cover. Gerard Delanty. Macmillan, – History – Bibliographic information. QR code for Inventing Europe. Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, I{ETlllNKlNC IRTSH HISTORy (with patrick O’Mahony). Inventing Europe. Idea, Identity, Reality. Gerard Delanty. Senior Lěcrurer in Sociology. U niversity of Liver .

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Idea, Identity, Reality by Gerard Delanty. This book is about how every age invented the idea of Europe in the mirror of its own identity: Europe is as much an idea as it is a reality, but it is also a contested idea and it was in adversity that European identity was constructed as a dichotomy of Self and Other. The book analyses the origins and development of the idea of Europe as a social construction from the ea This book is about how every age invented the idea of Europe in eufope mirror of its own identity: The book analyses the origins eurooe development of the idea of Europe as a social construction from the earliest times to drlanty present.

Its challenging thesis is that the European idea has lent itself to a politics of division and exclusion, which has been disguised by superficial notions of unity.

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To ask other readers questions about Inventing Europeplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 13, Will rated it europ was ok Shelves: Delanty admits in his preface that his book is meant more for political scientists than it is for historians but I found his over exaggerations and lack of historical nuance inventjng to read. Sentences such as “The idea of civilization did not survive into the Twentieth Century” are blatantly wrong.

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In terms of argument, Delanty posits that ‘Europe’ as an idea was constructed through an othering of non-Europeans, such as Jews or Russians. Whilst this is convincing, it is also little that is ne Delanty admits in his preface inventingg his book is meant more for political scientists than it is for historians but I found his over exaggerations and lack of historical nuance hard to read. Whilst this is convincing, it is also little that is new to us, even in the s when the piece was written, and hasn’t been new to us since Said.

Delanty argues that Europe must now throw off nationalist individualism and embrace the cosmopolitan. A nice idea, but easier said than done. Oct 26, Irene Donatoni rated it liked it. This book is a brief summary of what happened to the idea of Europe during the ages.

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In this sense it is a very good one, moreover because it consideres the idea of Europe from a global point of view and it attempts to deconstructed the idea of unity that the bureaucracy of the EU is attempting to impose. But I do not appreciate the considerations on the “Mitteleuropa” concept, based on some simplifications and mistakes: Jul 14, Ariane rated it really liked it Shelves: Delanty goes through the history of Europe, building on an European identity based on the legacy of Christianity and the construction of “the Other” as a common enemy.

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You may think that he abuses a bit of making everything fit into his thesis, but it’s undeniable that the book provides a great account of European history through the lenses of what Europe has meant for European society since the age of the ancient empires. I definetely enjoyed the reading.

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Delanty certainly does give a lot to think about on the idea of Europe. Annelies rated it it was ok Jan 08, Augustinas Uleckas rated it liked it Aug 09, Laura rated it liked it Jan 04, Agne C rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Liam Mullins rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Karolis Jonutis rated it really liked it Sep 04, Nicolas Fafchamps rated it it was ok Jan 02, Generalissimo rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Sofia Pi rated it really liked it Jan 24, Chloe Lee rated it really liked it Nov 07, Nancy rated it really liked it Nov 17, Konstans rated it it was ok Dec 12, Uygar Karal rated it really liked it Mar 02, Justina rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Edvinas Palujanskas rated it really liked it Jul 16, Teodoras Zukas rated it liked it May 11, K rated it really liked it Dec 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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