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The Resource Romania and the quest for European identity : Philo-Germanism without Germans, Cristian Cercel, (electronic resource)

Romania and the quest for European identity : Philo-Germanism without Germans, Cristian Cercel, (electronic resource)

Label
Romania and the quest for European identity : Philo-Germanism without Germans
Title
Romania and the quest for European identity
Title remainder
Philo-Germanism without Germans
Statement of responsibility
Cristian Cercel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the largely positive representations of Romanian Germans predominating in post-1989 Romanian society, this book shows that the underlying reasons for German prestige are strongly connected with Romania's endeavors to become European. The election, in 2014, of Klaus Iohannis as Romania's president was hailed as evidence that the country chose a 'European' future: that Iohannis belonged to Romania's tiny German minority was also considered to have played a part in his success. Cercel argues that representations of Germans in Romania,descendants of twelfth-century and eighteenth-century colonists, become actually a symbolic resource for asserting but also questioning Romania's European identity. Such representations link Romania's much-desired European belonging with German presence, whilst German absence is interpreted as a sign of veering away from Europe. Investigating this case of discursive "self-colonization" and this apparent symbolic embrace of the German Other in Romania, the book offers a critical study of the discourses associated with Romania's postcommunist "Europeanization" to contribute a better understanding of contemporary West-East relationships in the European context. This fresh and insightful approach will interest postgraduates and scholars interested in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and in German minorities outside Germany. It should also appeal to scholars of memory studies and those interested in the study of otherness in general.--
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Cercel, Cristian,
Dewey number
305.8009498
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Southeast European studies
  • T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Germans
  • National characteristics, Romanian
  • Germans
  • Romania
  • Romania
Label
Romania and the quest for European identity : Philo-Germanism without Germans, Cristian Cercel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315606873
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315606873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472465054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090130444
Label
Romania and the quest for European identity : Philo-Germanism without Germans, Cristian Cercel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315606873
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315606873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472465054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090130444

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