On the East-west Slope: Globalization, Nationalism, Racism and Discourses on Eastern Europe

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Central European University Press, 1. 1. 2006 - Počet stran: 220
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. While the fundamental poles of East and West remain, both their meaning and their relationship to one another have shifted profoundly since the late 1970s. 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. This work casts into fine relief how the "East-West Slope" oriented negatively from West to East has emerged from liberal characterizations of this project. The book analyzes the historical change in East-West discourses from a modernizationist type to a new/old civilizational one. In addition, this is one of the first attempts to link post-colonial analysis to developments in Eastern Europe.
 

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Liberal Humanitarian Utopia and Eastern and Central Europe
9
12 Liberal utopia versus Orientalism and coloniality
19
13 From modernization discourses to qualitativecivilizational discourses
40
Exclusions East and West Population discourses and the civilizational slope
49
22 The comparative study of population discourses
50
23 American population discourses on the unworthy in the first half of the 20th century
52
from modernizationist to qualitative civilizational discourses
60
Hungarian and East European population discourses in the 20th century
76
I am suspicious of myself EastWest narratives at the turn of the millenium
127
42 On the method
129
43 Forms of narrative
133
44 Combinations of different EastWest narratives
178
The Sociology of the EastWest slope and the recomposition of Eastern Europe
189
11 The EastWest slope and the return of elites
190
2 The EastWest slope as the imaginary of the world economy
191
3 The EastWest slope and the recent social and political order in Eastern Europe
192

26 The seaweed
90
Floating East Eastern and Central Europe on the map of global institutional actors
97
32 Homogeneity and heterogeneity
98
33 Maps of global actors
100
34 On the slope
106
35 Positioning on the slope The discursive order of the EastWest slope in the era of globalization
112
32 The EastWest slope and the consolidation of social and political order in Eastern Europe
195
4 Possibilities of critical sociology
196
Bibliography
199
Index
215
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Attila Melegh, sociologist, economist and historian by training. He has taught in the United States, Russia, Georgia and Hungary, now is a lecturer at Corvinus University, Budapest, and also works for the Demographic Research Institute. Beside discourse analysis he also does research on sociological and historical aspects of globalization and international migration.

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