No Culture, No Europe

On the Foundation of Politics

Published by Valiz/Antennae Series
Edited by Pascal Gielen. Text by Rosi Braidotti, Kurt De Boodt, Pascal Gielen, et al.

Over the past decade, the European Union has fallen into a drawn-out political and economic crisis. In No Culture, No Europe, the contributors argue that prior analyses of this crisis have missed an important element: culture. Faith in politics, like faith in a European currency, is first and foremost a cultural issue. Culture, as a shared frame of reference that lends meaning to people's lives, is the very foundation of any society, including a transnational European society. The essays in this volume analyze both theoretical models and concrete examples that clarify this thesis--that culture is an essential, binding element by which people assess their identities and their activities. How could culture give the European project a completely different meaning? What would happen if it did?

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Publisher: Valiz

Author: Pascal Gielen