The European heritage from a critical cosmopolitan perspective

Delanty, Gerard (2010) The European heritage from a critical cosmopolitan perspective. Discussion Paper. London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

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Abstract

The question of the European cultural heritage and the wider historical legacy of Europe has been the subject of much discussion in recent years as is reflected in new approaches to memory and commemoration, values, and European identity. Unlike earlier histories, which generally contained a ‘grand narrative,’ new histories of Europe are now generally more cautious in their assumptions about a continuity or a narrative based on the advancement of civilization. The general trend is towards a greater recognition of rupture, which must be measured against continuity, a unity in diversity and a certain problematization of the received values of tradition. This paper looks at various models for theorizing the European heritage in the wake of the end of the Grand Narrative accounts and makes the case for a critical cosmopolitan approach.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series.
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 08:41
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 08:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39858
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