We Europeans?

Media, Representations, Identities

William Uricchio

William Uricchio

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224 pages | 7 x 9
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841502076 Published February 2009
We Europeans? explores the relationship between media and identity along the fault lines and fissures of the shifting ethnicities, religions, tastes, generations, and languages that make up contemporary Europe. Addressing topics such as film, television, public monuments, and the press, an international group of contributors reveal how European identity is shaped as the continent administratively consolidates. In essays that explore cultural homogenization, longed-for identities, and the fears surrounding transnational media, this volume uncovers the intricate interactions of history and memory as they inform the European present.
 
Contents

Foreword

 

Acknowledgements

 

We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identities

William Uricchio

 

Imaginary Americas in Europe’s Public Space

Rob Kroes

 

Towns in Search of Identity

Roger Odin

 

Getting Away and Going Home: The Visual Experience of the Exile as Tourist

Karin Becker

 

Exiles and Ethnographers: An Essay

Philip Schlesinger

 

Imperialism, Self-inflicted? On the Americanizations of Television in Europe

Jérôme Bourdon

 

Media and Cultural Diversity in Europe

Kevin Robins

 

Meanings of Money: The Euro as a Sign of Value and of Cultural Identity

Johan Fornäs

 

Nation, Boundaries and Otherness in European ‘Films of Voyage’

Maria Rovisco

 

The Media and the Symbolic Geographies of Europe: The Case of Yugoslavia

Sabina Mihelj

 

Sicilian Film Productions: Between Europe and the Mediterranean Islands

Giuliana Muscio

 

Contributors’ Notes

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