Ambivalent Europeans: Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta
Routledge, 2012 M11 12 - 292 pages
Ambivalent Europeans examines the implications of living on the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is dominated by the question of Europe, both at a policy level - whether or not to join the EU - and at the level of national identity - whether or not the Maltese are 'European'. Jon Mitchell identifies a profound ambivalence towards Europe, and also more broadly to the key processes of 'modernisation'. He traces this tendency through a number of key areas of social life - gender, the family, community, politics, religion and ritual.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter 2 Valletta Glory Decline Rehabilitation
Chapter 3 Gendered Lives Women and Men in Valletta
Chapter 4 Respectability and Consumption
Chapter 5 Nostalgia and Modernisation
Chapter 6 All Politicians are Bastards
Other editions - View all
ambivalence Antifon argued argument associated band marches Baroque bathroom Boissevain British celebration central centre chapter church city’s collective effervescence collective memory commemoration Confraternity consumption context cultural David Chetcuti demolition demonstrate discussed Dom Mintoff Due Balli Dupont elite Europe European everyday festa day fieldwork fireworks Fort St Elmo gender Ghand Lawrenz Ghaqda Grand Harbour hamallu hegemonic historical household important In-Nazzjon involved klikka Kumitat L-Arcipierku Labour Party lived Malta Labour Party Maltese language Maltese political Maltese public Maltese society Mediterranean Mintoff modernity monumental moral neighbourhood nostalgia Opera House organisation Paceville particularly party politics patron patronage Paul Pawlini Pawlu people’s politicians practices produced public sphere pulit reffiegha religious respectability ritual role saint San Pawl Sant Cassia seen significance slum social memory St Paul’s parish statue stratification streets structure Sunday Times Malta tensions Thomas Pynchon tradition Tridu Valletta whilst women