Human Geography

Mediterranean Encounters in the City: Frameworks of by Michela Ardizzoni,Valerio Ferme,Guillaume Bernardi,Nabil

By Michela Ardizzoni,Valerio Ferme,Guillaume Bernardi,Nabil Echchaibi,Valentina Fulginiti,Valérie Orlando,Mary Vogl,G. Carole Woodall

This e-book records and analyzes how the modern Mediterranean urban manages and negotiates its id because of contemporary reconfigurations in its cultural, non secular, and social panorama. The occasions of Sept. eleven, 2001 have recast distinction as a relevant trope of identity in city borderland settings, unleashing heated debates approximately cultural convergences and animating anxieties approximately an debatable conflict of civilizations in sleek towns. those rising uncertainties have additionally grown more suitable because the homogenizing forces of globalization unsettle crucial ideas of the geographical region and nationhood and render mounted perceptions of certain and singular humans and cultures extra tenuous. contemporary scholarship and public discourse have for this reason framed discussions of those encounters round issues of geo-political safeguard and overseas coverage. regrettably, framed inside of those phrases, our figuring out of the way quite a few teams in the Mediterranean city take care of the intensification of distinction as a lived event has remained unfortunately skinny. This quantity transcends this hassle and explores new, interdisciplinary examine paradigms that would support us achieve a finished point of view on how complicated macro and micro tensions, contradictions and similarities are negotiated in construction city identities within the Mediterranean basin.

The members to this quantity discover the multi-faceted nature of Mediterranean towns and interact a serious dialogue of id construction and intake within the Mediterranean basin. by way of spanning centuries and interpreting either the Northern and Southern beaches of the Mediterranean, the chapters during this publication offer a large and accomplished research of the ways that fresh cultural productions have framed and re-imagined the Mediterranean urban as a locus of exits, arrivals and contested belonging. by way of targeting cinema, images, new media, magazines, song and literature as diversified phases for the performative illustration of Mediterraneity, the authors spotlight the vibrancy of the intercultural discourses happening alongside the shorelines of the mare nostrum and supply new views from which to discover the connection among North and South, East and West.

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