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Special Issue Journal of European Studies
we are delighted to announce the publication of
Valdivia, P., Rensmann, L., Lippert, F., Godioli, A., & Alexander, V. (eds.) (2019). European Crises. Journal of European Studies, 49(3–4).
Contributions in this interdisciplinary special issue address the increased levels of social, political and ideological polarization and the socio-political conflicts in contemporary Europe that are often subsumed under notions of ‘crisis’.
The volume brings together scholars from cultural studies, literature, film, media studies and communication, as well as political science, international relations and history. Similarly diverse is the range of European crises that are referred to: from the 2008 financial breakdown to the current debates on migration, and from Brexit and crises of democracy to conflicts of history and cultural memory. The contributions attest to the constructive disturbance of crisis as a moment of renewal, reinvention and redirection.
Within this densely woven and diverse web of approaches and notions of ‘crisis’, numerous new topical interconnections come to the fore. Four core areas provide the basic structure of this volume: crises of unity and democracy; crises and metaphors; the ‘migrant crisis; and countering crises.
Dr. Florian Lippert, Associate Professor, Programme European Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen. Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 26, 9712 EK Groningen, The Netherlands.