Germany and Europe

Negotiating identity in a multicultural present

Authored by: Fatima El-Tayeb

The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415686860
eBook ISBN: 9781315747040
Adobe ISBN: 9781317600152


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The story of European identity is often told as if it had no exterior. But this tells us more about how cultural identities are constructed – as ‘imagined communities’, through the marking of difference with others – than it does about the actual relations of unequal exchange and uneven development through which a common European identity was forged.

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