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2011 | 60 | 1 | 187-200
Article title

Diversity of perspectives on Europe: ambiguities around the distinction between the ‘internal’ and the ‘external’

Content
Title variants
PL
Różnorodność perspektyw zorientowania na Europę: niejasności związane z podziałem na perspektywę "wewnętrzną" "zewnętrzną".
Languages of publication
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Abstracts
EN
Trying to reconstruct and understand different perspectives on Europe and European identities, initially we made a distinction between the ‘internal’ and the ‘external’. In the course of the research process, however, this distinction proved to bring more ambiguities than it was supposed to resolve. Analysing the autobiographical narrative interviews with people born, raised and living in Europe, on the one hand, and those born on different continents and now living in Europe, on the other, we realised how complex the process of identification with Europe can be. The diversity of perspectives on Europe cannot be brought down to rough distinctions between the ‘internal’ and the ‘external’ as much as European identities cannot be brought down only to people, or to all the people, living on the European continent.
PL
Starając się zrekonstruować różne perspektywy, z których formułowana jest idea Europy i tożsamości europejskiej początkowo wyróżniliśmy ‘wewnętrzny’ i ‘zewnętrzny’ punkt widzenia. W czasie pracy badawczej okazało się, że rozróżnienie to jest niejasne i ambiwalentne. Analiza narracji biograficznych osób urodzonych i wychowanych w Europie oraz z mieszkańcami Europy, którzy urodzili się na innych kontynentach pokazuje jak złożony i wielowymiarowy może być proces budowania identyfikacji z Europą. Różnorodność perspektyw nie może być w tym przypadku redukowana do dystynkcji pomiędzy perspektywą „wewnętrzną” i „zewnętrzną”, podobnie jak tożsamości europejskie nie mogą ograniczać się wyłącznie do ludzi (lub do wszystkich ludzi) mieszkających na kontynencie europejskim.
Year
Volume
60
Issue
1
Pages
187-200
Physical description
Dates
published
2011
Contributors
  • Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
0033-2356
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-36edb0a4-5aef-4870-b1e2-81ef44304fd3
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