Europeanization in the Twentieth Century. Historical Approaches
Title: Europeanization in the Twentieth Century. Historical Approaches
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Houndmills/Basingstoke/Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Europeanization is a reality of Europe's present and near-future. But it is also a phenomenon that has a past, which has defined the processes of Europeanization which have occurred in Europe across the twentieth century. This volume, written by a team of British and German historians, provides the first account of the history of Europeanization, both as a concept and a reality. Embracing a wide range of historical subjects, including imperial, political, social, economic and cultural history, the authors demonstrate how Europeanization has changed in nature and content from the heyday of imperialism in the early decades of the century, through the violent conflicts of Europe's mid-century to the establishment and growth of the European Union from the 1950s onwards. Incorporating subjects as diverse as imperial architecture, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the development of a European form of pop music, this volume demonstrates the inherent plurality of Europeanization as well as its importance for providing a new approach to the history of Europe during the twentieth century.
Table of Contents:
Preface; M.Conway& K.K.Patel Series Foreword; R.Mitter& A.Iriye Notes on Contributors Europeanization in History: an Introduction; U.von Hirschhausen& K.K.Patel PART I: EUROPE IMAGINED Intellectual Dissidents and the Construction of European Spaces, 1918-1988; J.Wardhaugh, R.Leiserowitz& C.Bailey 'A Struggle for European Civilisation': T.S. Eliot and British conceptions of Europe during and after the Second World War; J.Harris Knowing Europe, Europeanizing Knowledge: The Making of 'Homo Europaeus' in the Life Sciences; V.Lipphardt PART II: EUROPE CONSTRUCTED From Minority Protection to Border Revisionism: The European Nationality Congress 1925-1938; U.von Hirschhausen The Role of International Organizations in Europeanization: The Case of the League of Nations and the European Economic Community; P.Clavin& K.K.Patel Towards a European History of the Discourse of Democracy: Discussing Democracy in Western Europe 1945-60; M.Conway& V.Depkat Human Rights, the Memory of War and the Making of a 'European' Identity, 1945-1975; T.Buchanan Europeanization in the Monetary Sector, 1968-92; G.Thiemeyer PART III: EUROPE EMERGENT Europeanization through Violence? War Experiences and the Making of Modern Europe; R.Gerwarth& S.Malinowski Modernism, Modernization, and Europeanization in West African Architecture, 1944-1994; W.Whyte 'Die Briten kommen.' British Beat and the Conquest of Europe in the 1960s; J.Davis 'Nothing more Cosmopolitan than the Camps'? Holocaust Remembrance and (de-)Europeanization; H.Grunwald Conclusion; M.Conway Index