Europe and Its Boundaries: Words and Worlds, Within and Beyond (Hardcover)

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By Andrew Davison (Editor), Himadeep Muppidi (Editor), Michael Aronna (Contribution by)
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Is it possible to rearticulate the relationship between Europe and its others in non-colonizing ways? Europe and Its Boundaries reflects upon this question, first by exploring several philosophical approaches to Europe's relation to non-Europe, then by examining that relationship in specific intellectual and material contexts of European domination. The philosophical approaches are explored through the works of G. W. F. Hegel, Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Departing from the routine recognition of Europe's hegemonic role in constituting global political modernity, the authors examine fundamental political and ethical questions of coloniality, anti-coloniality, post-coloniality, mutual recognition, hospitality, responsibility, justice, and democracy. Regarding the intellectual and material contexts, the book explores the production of Europe and its relation to others in highly significant moments and sites of meaning making in European history and politics, from battles and monuments on its western and eastern territorial boundaries to museum exhibitions and immigrant detention centers, that is, new forms of borders at its very core. Europe and Its Boundaries thus reconsiders historical and contempoarary understandings of Europe, border politics, and global encounters more broadly. This book will find an audience among scholars of political theory, international relations, geography, cultural studies, history, and post-colonial studies.

About the Author

Andrew Davison and Himadeep Muppidi have been in conversation since their graduate school days at the University of Minnesota and are colleagues in the department of political science at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Professor Davison's works include The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology: Liberalism, Communism, Fascism, and Islamism, and Secularism and Revivalism in Turkey: A Hermeneutic Reconsideration. Professor Muppidi's works include The Politics of the Global.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780739135716
ISBN-10: 0739135716
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: September 24th, 2009
Pages: 216
Language: English