Neo-colonial mentalities in contemporary Europe? Language and discourse in the construction of ident (Neo-colonial mentali)
|Event Date/Time: Feb 23, 2007||End Date/Time: Feb 24, 2007|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2006|
The justification for this approach is above all its timeliness, with the EU having recently experienced a major expansion of membership and with new members waiting to join. Major players within the EU are still adjusting to the newcomers, yet without previously having really established a clear sense of their own European identities. While European identity is increasingly a topic of interest, no publications cover the same ground as the proposed workshop.
The case for considering neo-colonial features within each group will be justified and explained from the perspective of post-colonial theory. The context will be examined from the perspective of EU discourse that reflects its stance on national, regional and ethnic identity and the policies aimed at encouraging a harmonious bonding of Europe’s postcolonial, diasporic, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and mobile communities.