The Evolution of European Identities

Biographical Approaches

  • Robert Miller
  • Graham Day

Part of the Identities and Modernities in Europe book series (IME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert Miller, Markieta Domecka, Dirk Schubotz, Maruška Svašek
    Pages 1-20
  3. Markieta Domecka, Marta Eichsteller, Slavka Karakusheva, Pasquale Musella, Liis Ojamäe, Elisabetta Perone et al.
    Pages 21-44
  4. Howard Davis, Graham Day, Sally Baker, Marta Eichsteller
    Pages 45-60
  5. Mariana Draganova, Rumiana Jeleva, Dona Pickard, Slavka Karakusheva
    Pages 102-114
  6. Rumiana Jeleva, Mariana Draganova, Dona Pickard, Slavka Karakusheva
    Pages 115-128
  7. Fritz Schütze, Anja Schröder-Wildhagen, Ulrike Nagel, Bärbel Treichel
    Pages 150-169
  8. Anja Schröder-Wildhagen, Fritz Schütze, Ulrike Nagel, Bärbel Treichel
    Pages 170-181
  9. Dirk Schubotz, Maruška Svašek, Robert Miller, Markieta Domecka
    Pages 182-200
  10. Katrin Paadam, Liis Ojamäe, Kristel Siilak
    Pages 211-232
  11. Antonella Spanò, Pasquale Musella, Elisabetta Perone
    Pages 233-254
  12. Fritz Schütze, Anja Schröder-Wildhagen
    Pages 255-278
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 279-307

About this book


The 'European project' is in a state of perpetual crisis in which the root cause is a lack of identification by ordinary citizens with Europe and European institutions. The Evolution of European Identities employs state of the art analysis of in-depth interviews by renowned practitioners to give a unique 'bottoms up' perspective on the development (or its lack) of a sense of 'European mental space'. Linking conceptual findings with case studies, the book provides unique insights into groups that have been especially sensitized by their life experiences to question what it means to be European in the twenty-first century. The groups explored in this book include: adults who experienced European education exchanges when young; transnational workers; civil society organization activists; persons involved in cross-border intimate relationships; farmers who are subject to European markets, regulations and subsidies; and migrants into 'fortress Europe'.


education emotion environment European identity evolution identity interview mobility Nation nationalism organization society Tradition Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Miller
    • 1
  • Graham Day
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s University of BelfastUK
  2. 2.Bangor UniversityUK

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