Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Peripheries and Borders in a Post-Western Europé

Title:
Peripheries and Borders in a Post-Western Europé
Author:
Gerard Delanty: Department of Sociology, University of Sussex, England
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
002
Pages:
11-22
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


The paper explores the concept of borderlands with respect to current developments in European societies; especially in the context of the recent enlargement of the EU. It examines the changing nature of borders with a view towards offering an assessment of the notion of a post-western Europe. The thesis advanced in the paper is that Europe is taking not just a post-national form; but is also taking a post-western shape and this latter dimension may be more significant. An important aspect of this is changing relations of peripheries to the core. The aim of the paper is to offer a new assessment of the periphery which can be seen as a zone of re-bordering. In the periphery the relation between the inside and the outside is complex and ambivalent; while often taking exclusionary forms; this is a relation that can also be viewed as the site of cosmopolitan forms of negotiation.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Gerard Delanty
Title:
Peripheries and Borders in a Post-Western Europé
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Gerard Delanty
Title:
Peripheries and Borders in a Post-Western Europé
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