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The European heritage from a critical cosmopolitan perspective
reportposted on 2023-06-08, 11:58 authored by Gerard Delanty
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.
PublisherLondon School of Economics and Political Science
Place of publicationLondon
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- Sociology and Criminology Publications
NotesLSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series.
InstitutionLondon School of Economics and Political Science
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