Crossing European boundaries: Beyond conventional geographical categories

Jaro Stacul*, Christina Moutsou, Helen Kopnina

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If anthropology represents an ‘uncomfortable discipline’, as Firth (1981: 200) phrased it over twenty years ago, perhaps there are grounds for suggesting that Europe has played the role of the ‘problematic subject’ within the ‘uncomfortable discipline’. As an area of anthropological research, it is not as ‘exotic’ as the locales most anthropologists prefer, and its appearance in the canons of major ethnographic sites has been relatively slow. As Parman (1998: 2) wrote, Europe has been deployed ‘as a conceptual construct, as a vehicle of Occidentalism, to define and enforce the boundaries and hierarchical inequalities of Occident and Orient’, and served...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing European Boundaries
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Conventional Geographical Categories
EditorsJaro Stacul, Christina Moutsou, Helen Kopnina
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781782387251
ISBN (Print)9781845451509, 9781845453053
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Anthropology
PublisherBerghahn Books


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