239 Negotiating Cultural and Political Boundaries of Europe and Its Other(s) (part 1)

Negotiating cultural and political boundaries of EUrope and its Other(s)
Thursday, June 27, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:45 PM
2.13 (Binnengasthuis)
This symposium addresses the geographical imaginations of EUrope’s encounters with its’Other(s)’/ The notation ‘EUrope’ refers to the European Union (EU) and the many dimensions of the process of Europeanization associated with this project of regional integration. The term ‘geographical imaginations’ describes the ways in which we spatially represent and “make sense of ‘places both near and far. Manifestly, such ‘imaginations’ have tangible political and geopolitical impacts through their contribution to shaping and proscribing EU policies and identities, as well as influencing both the nature and the depth of the relations between EUrope and its ‘Other(s)’. The envisioned papers examine specific Others of the EU to explore the variety and the importance of such negotiations of the cultural and political boundaries of EUrope.
Luiza Bialasiewicz
Jamal Shahin
Practicing uniqueness: Iceland and EU membership
Alun Jones, University College Dublin; Julian Clark, University of Birmingham
The view from the other shore: An uprooted geography of Europe
Luiza Bialasiewicz, University of Amsterdam