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The Cultural Realm Of European Integration, Antonio Menéndez Alarcón Dec 2014

The Cultural Realm Of European Integration, Antonio Menéndez Alarcón

Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón

Against the background of the changing global context, this book presents an analysis of three country members of the EU (France, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and the most significant social representations that are influencing the course of European integration.- WorldCat


National Identity, Nationalism, And The Organization Of The European Union, Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón Dec 2014

National Identity, Nationalism, And The Organization Of The European Union, Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón

Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón

Based on in-depth interviews and document analysis, this article examines the relationships between cultural identification and the process of European integration. It shows that French and Spanish people's cultural attachments to Europe as a common social organization is still very limited and reflects a concern for the defense of a national identity. This research contributes to our understanding of the European integration and to the theory of cultural identity by suggesting a dynamic paradigm that articulates the constitution of a formal organization with the process of cultural identity formation.


The Role Of The Kenyan Diaspora In Constructing A New Political Culture And Identity, Eric Masinde Aseka Jun 2010

The Role Of The Kenyan Diaspora In Constructing A New Political Culture And Identity, Eric Masinde Aseka

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

This paper focuses on the need for and the prospects of a congenial politics of identity construction in Kenya as spearheaded by the country's diasporic communities. It identifies and interrogates the intersection of consciousness and historical experience as the basis of such identity construction. It posits the leadership function as a critical component in this process and points out how mismanagement of the African polity has led to swelling ranks of refugees. These émigrés have contributed to the making of a global Africa embodied in the Black Diaspora. This diaspora can help reconstruct the politics of identity within Kenya ...


The Emerging National Culture Of Kenya: Decolonizing Modernity, Olubayi Olubayi Jun 2010

The Emerging National Culture Of Kenya: Decolonizing Modernity, Olubayi Olubayi

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Kenya exists as a legitimate nation state that is recognized by the United Nations and by other countries. This paper is an exploration of, and a response to, the following two questions: "Is there a national culture of Kenya?" and "what is the relationship between the national culture of Kenya and the 50 ethnic cultures of Kenya?" The evidence indicates that a distinct national culture of Kenya has emerged and continues to grow stronger as it simultaneously borrows from, reorganizes, and lends to, the 50 ancient ethnic cultures of Kenya. The emerging national culture of Kenya has several strong dimensions ...


National Identity, Nationalism, And The Organization Of The European Union, Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón Jan 1998

National Identity, Nationalism, And The Organization Of The European Union, Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Based on in-depth interviews and document analysis, this article examines the relationships between cultural identification and the process of European integration. It shows that French and Spanish people's cultural attachments to Europe as a common social organization is still very limited and reflects a concern for the defense of a national identity. This research contributes to our understanding of the European integration and to the theory of cultural identity by suggesting a dynamic paradigm that articulates the constitution of a formal organization with the process of cultural identity formation.