Sandten, Cecile / Gualtieri, Claudia / Pedretti, Roberto / Kronshage, Eike (eds.)

Crisis, Risks and New Regionalism in Europe

Emergency Diasporas and Borderlands

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This collection of essays explores the idea of the efficacy, limitations and future of Cultural Studies as a theoretical and methodological approach to the analysis of recent crisis phenomena in Europe. The volume spans a wide range of topics, including: theoretical and critical approaches to the stability of the EU as a political and economic union of its 28 member states; the (not only) recent flow of refugees into Europe and other countries, and the refugee tragedies off the coast of Lampedusa; the resurgence of far-right, anti-Islam political groups throughout Europe; the negotiation of affect and crisis phenomena in literary texts; and the question of media and refugees. These and other pressing issues are addressed and discussed from a variety of historical, political, pedagogical, gender, media and aesthetic perspectives, as encompassed in Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Literatures.

The aim of the volume is to arrive at a new working definition of Cultural Studies making culture political again in conjunction with Postcolonial and Gender Studies within a European context. Thus, the papers offer a fresh approach for a discussion of crisis phenomena in the context of complex encounters and conflicts, new regionalisms, emergency diasporas, gender studies, and neo-capitalism/neo-colonialism within a German-Italian framework and beyond.

[Rezension: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 29.2 (October 2018), pp. 170-171]

ISBN 978-3-86821-715-5, 364 S., 11 Abb., kt., 42,50 (2017)

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