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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 identification because of fresh 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 controversial conflict of civilizations in glossy towns. those rising uncertainties have additionally grown more suitable because the homogenizing forces of globalization unsettle crucial rules of the countryside and nationhood and render fastened perceptions of specific and singular humans and cultures extra tenuous. fresh scholarship and public discourse have for this reason framed discussions of those encounters round matters of geo-political safety and overseas coverage. regrettably, framed inside of those phrases, our realizing of the way numerous teams in the Mediterranean city care for the intensification of distinction as a lived adventure has remained unfortunately skinny. This quantity transcends this challenge and explores new, interdisciplinary study paradigms that might aid us achieve a accomplished point of view on how advanced macro and micro tensions, contradictions and similarities are negotiated in construction city identities within the Mediterranean basin.

The participants to this quantity discover the multi-faceted nature of Mediterranean towns and have interaction a serious dialogue of id construction and intake within the Mediterranean basin. by means of spanning centuries and analyzing either the Northern and Southern seashores of the Mediterranean, the chapters during this ebook supply a large and complete 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 means of targeting cinema, images, new media, magazines, tune and literature as diverse phases for the performative illustration of Mediterraneity, the authors spotlight the vibrancy of the intercultural discourses occurring alongside the beaches 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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