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Understanding the Constructions of Identities by Young New Europeans
Kaleidoscopic selves

ISBN 9780415707404
Published July 24, 2014 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

How do young people construct their identities in the complexity of their own country, belonging to the European Union, and being part of global society? This book is based on a unique empirical study of a thousand young people, aged between eleven and nineteen, from fifteen European countries. Covering East European states that joined the EU be

Table of Contents

Constructing Identities: The Younger Generation in the New Europe  Part 1: Conceptualising Identities  National and Ethnic Constructions in Europe.  Talking with Young People about Identities.  The Development of the  New Europe.  Identity Discourses and Young People  Part 2: National Identities  The Nation as a Cultural Entity.  The Nation as a Political Vacuum.  The Internal 'Other'.  Leaving and Staying.  Generational Differences and the Nation  Part 3: European Identities  European Identities: Institutional Values.  Europeans and the Characteristics of European Culture.  European Identities: The Borderlands.  Generational Change and European Identities  Part 4: Contingent Identities  Country and Europe: Institutional and Political Othering.  Country and Europe: Cultural Othering.  Kaleidoscopic Identities.

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Alistair Ross is Emeritus Professor of Education at London Metropolitan University, UK, and Jean Monnet Professor of Citizenship Education in Europe.

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Jean Monnet ad personam Professor of Citizenship Education; Emeritus Professor, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University

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