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