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Contested Mediterranean Spaces : Ethnographic Essays in by Maria Kousis, Tom Selwyn, David Clark

By Maria Kousis, Tom Selwyn, David Clark

Contested Mediterranean Spaces
Part 1 — getting better the Mediterranean?
Chapter 1 — On Bureaucratic Essentialism: developing the Mediterranean in eu Union Institutions
Chapter 2 — ecu 'Securitization' rules and the Southern 'Fortress-Europe'
Chapter three — finding the Mediterranean in song: The Medi-Terra song Festival
Part 2 — kingdom, Capital and Resistance
Chapter four — areas of battle, areas of reminiscence: renowned Expressions of Politics in Postwar Beirut
Chapter five — Environmentalists in Malta: The turning out to be Voice of Civil Society
Chapter 6 — technological know-how and group established Environmental Activism, Mediterranean Coastal Biodiversity and the european: The Caretta caretta Case in Greece
Part three — Capital and Neighbourhood Governance
Chapter 7 — Contested Politics of the Mediterranean: celebrity road and the fight for improvement in Bethlehem
Chapter eight — Contentious Politics in a Bosphorus Neighbourhood: views on clash and cohesion throughout the 20th Century
Chapter nine — enjoying Snakes and Ladders in Ciutat de Mallorca: An Ethnographic method of the construction of the Neighbourhood Scale
Part four — remodeling Identities: mind's eye and Representations
Chapter 10 — Ethnicized Interreligious Conflicts in modern Granada, Spain
Chapter eleven — Governnance, Alliance and Resistance: Jewish Museums in Italy
Chapter 12 — The Making of domestic clear of domestic: The function of Ethno-cultural gala's in Contesting neighborhood Spaces
Chapter thirteen — Tears at the Border: The Case of Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem, Palestine
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On the other hand, Europe must continue to rely on the Arab Mediterranean countries (not strictly for the energy resources but overall, because they remain significant for Europe as post-colonies) while at the same time coping with the political anxiety of immigration and security. Therefore investment on the Mediterranean appears, if not as a political desire, then as an inevitable and inescapable step. Thus the new realities dictate a shift of attention towards the Mediterranean, for reasons of European enlargement pressures, of maintaining control over the Southern Mediterranean and of planning a common foreign and security policy in Europe.

In effect, he/she can make sense of the conditions shaping the conceptual tools used and can therefore strategically utilize them to the benefit of the research and the local society studied. The degree to which such a politically informed consciousness can be formed, and hence the social value of the research, may be judged from the actual research output. g. note 5 below). Conclusion In this chapter I embarked on the mapping of a geopolitical moment that shapes the ‘re’-emergence of the concept of the Mediterranean in EU in- 30 Vassiliki Yiakoumaki stitutional discourse and the ways in which it evokes the culture area, thus warranting anthropological reflection.

It is a legitimization of a politics for the future. In short, the historical-political contexts in which our projects and our concepts emerge have a crucial impact on the ethnographies we write. Understanding them helps us better understand what our role as social actors is, ‘what goes on in the field’, and what each social reality we delve into is about. N 1. I am borrowing the phrasing from our final conference in the Mediterranean Voices Programme (Alexandria, 2005), which had the same title.

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