By Peter Madsen

Identity is a key-phrase in a few educational fields in addition to in public debate and in politics. over the last many years, references to id have proliferated, but there's no easy definition to be had that corresponds to using the proposal in all contexts. the importance of the idea is determined by the conceptual or ideological constellation within which it takes half. This quantity on one hand demonstrates the position of notions of id in quite a few eu contexts, and however highlights how there is purposes to problem using the time period and corresponding social, cultural, and political practices. Notions of nationwide identity and nationwide politics are challenged via eu integration, in addition to by means of the expanding demographic heterogeneity as a result of migration, and migrants adventure conflicts of identity stemming from clashes among cultural history and the cultures of the recent habitat. ecu horizons - frames of brain, historic stories, and expectancies on the point of teams or groups, on the nationwide point, and on the basic ecu point - are at odds. studying a chain of matters in ecu nations from Turkey to Spain and from Scandinavia to the Balkans, the contributions reveal makes use of and abuses of the suggestion of identity.

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