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Re/nationalising EU-rope: National Identities, Right-Wing Populism, and Border- and Body-Politics

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Publication date17/05/2021
Host publicationNational Stereotyping, Identity Politics, European Crises
EditorsJürgen Barkoff, Joep Leerssen
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9789004436107
ISBN (Print)9789004434554
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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NameStudia Imagologica
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
ISSN (Print)0927-4065


Since the 1980s, the transformation of the former Eastern bloc, Germany's reunification, the enlargement and deeper integration of the European Union, together with persistent debates on immigration, migration and flight, focused attention on issues of historical and cultural (local, regional and national) identities. In the Member States of the European Union, the propagation of a new European identity was accompanied by the emergence or re-emergence of fragmented and unstable national and ethnic identities. Seemingly established collective, national identities became contested political terrain and the focus of political struggles.