On the East-west Slope: Globalization, Nationalism, Racism and Discourses on Eastern Europe
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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13 From modernization discourses to qualitativecivilizational discourses
Exclusions East and West Population discourses and the civilizational slope
22 The comparative study of population discourses
23 American population discourses on the unworthy in the first half of the 20th century
from modernizationist to qualitative civilizational discourses
Hungarian and East European population discourses in the 20th century
I am suspicious of myself EastWest narratives at the turn of the millenium
42 On the method
43 Forms of narrative
44 Combinations of different EastWest narratives
The Sociology of the EastWest slope and the recomposition of Eastern Europe
11 The EastWest slope and the return of elites
2 The EastWest slope as the imaginary of the world economy
3 The EastWest slope and the recent social and political order in Eastern Europe
26 The seaweed
Floating East Eastern and Central Europe on the map of global institutional actors
32 Homogeneity and heterogeneity
33 Maps of global actors
34 On the slope
35 Positioning on the slope The discursive order of the EastWest slope in the era of globalization
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