Can Western Europe be at home in the Balkans?

Drakulić, Slavenka; Morley, David G.; Krajina, Zlatan and Blanuša, Nebojša. 2016. Can Western Europe be at home in the Balkans? In: Zlatan Krajina and Nebojša Blanuša, eds. EU, Europe, Unfinished: Mediating Europe and the Balkans in a Time of Crisis. London: Rowman & Littlefield International, pp. 217-238. ISBN 9781783489787 [Book Section]

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As the title of this final chapter suggests, we wish to reverse the position that runs through much of the existing literature, of whether and how the Balkans have been seeking a home in Europe. Guided by Julia Kristeva’s important idea that it is only at the point at which we can imagine ourselves as strangers that we can start dealing with difference productively (as an enrichment of rather than threat to identity), we suggest that, as far as imagining a future Europe as “united in difference” goes, we need to think not only about the Balkans as part of a “growing” Europe but also of Europe as being at home in the Balkans....

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Balkans, Europe

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


September 2016Published

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