By John Western

ISBN-10: 1138248150

ISBN-13: 9781138248151

ISBN-10: 140944371X

ISBN-13: 9781409443711

The prior hundred years of Europe are distilled within the studies of the electorate of Strasbourg. From the flip of the 20 th century until eventually 1945, Europe's ruling proposal of nationalism rendered Strasbourg/Straßburg the prize in a tug-of-war among the 2 maximum continental powers, France and Germany. Then, within the speedy post-war interval, beliefs for eu solidarity manage quite a few ecu associations, a few situated in Strasbourg, that have progressively created supranational Europe. on the finish of the Nineteen Fifties, a 3rd topic arises: the large-scale settling in Strasbourg and different such richer, western ecu towns of individuals from poorer lands, usually ex-colonial territories, whose visual appeal and cultural practices render them basically "different" to neighborhood eyes: expressions of racism thereby jostle with professions of multiculturalism. Now within the globalisation period, the problem of "immigration" has broadened but extra into transnationalism: the event of individuals who're embedded in various demeanour in either Strasbourg and of their land of beginning. in response to in-depth, vigorous interviews with eighty males and eighty girls starting from one hundred and one to twenty years, and from around the globe (France, Germany, Alsace-Lorraine, Portugal, Italy, ex-Yugoslavia, Albania, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Cameroon, and Afghanistan among different countries), the writer attracts out of those compelling tales every type of compelling insights into problems with identification, race, nationality, tradition, politics, background and illustration, giving a special and helpful view of what it potential (and has intended during the last century) to be a European.

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