ABSTRACT

This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be questioned. Featuring four thematically organized chapters, the book looks at:

  • a post-Western world
  • Asia in Europe: encounters in history
  • between Europe and Asia
  • otherness in Europe and Asia.

Exploring new expressions of European self-understanding in a way that challenges recent ideological notions of the ‘clash of civilizations’, this outstanding work draws on recent scholarship that shows how Europe and Asia were mutually linked in history and in contemporary perspective. It argues that as a result of current developments and the changing geopolitical context, both Europe and Asia have much in common and that it is possible to speak of cosmopolitan links rather than clashes.

This book will be of great value to students and researchers in the fields of sociology, European politics and history and cultural theory.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction: The idea of a post-Western Europe

ByGERARD DELANTY
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Part I A post-Western world

chapter 1|13 pages

Europe from a cosmopolitan perspective

ByULRICH BECK, GERARD DELANTY
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chapter 2|21 pages

Post-Western Europe and the plural Asias

ByGÖRAN THERBORN
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chapter 3|16 pages

Civilizational constellations and European modernity reconsidered

ByGERARD DELANTY
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chapter 4|14 pages

Oriental globalization: Past and present

ByJAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE
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PART II Asia in Europe: encounters in history

chapter 5|15 pages

Contested divergence: rethinking the ‘rise of the West’

ByJOHANN P . ARNASON
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chapter 6|15 pages

Discovering the world: Cosmopolitanism and globality in the ‘Eurasian’ renaissance

ByDAVID INGLIS, ROLAND ROBERTSON
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chapter 8|18 pages

Europe and the Mediterranean: A reassessment

ByTHOMAS W . GALLANT
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chapter 9|10 pages

Europe and Islam

ByJACK GOODY
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chapter 10|13 pages

Citizenship East and West: Reflections on revolutions and civil society

ByBRYAN S . TURNER
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chapter 11|18 pages

Middle Eastern modernities, Islam and cosmopolitanism

ByMASOUD KAMALI
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Part III Between Europe and Asia

chapter 12|12 pages

Borders and rebordering

ByCHRIS RUMFORD
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chapter 13|10 pages

Europe after the EU enlargement: ‘Cosmopolitanism by small steps’

ByWILLIAM OUTHWAITE
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chapter 14|12 pages

Turkey between Europe and Asia

ByE . FUAT KEYMAN
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chapter 15|13 pages

Russia as Eurasia: An innate cosmopolitanism

ByRICHARD SAKWA
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Part IV Otherness in Europe and Asia

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chapter 19|15 pages

Rethinking Asia: Multiplying modernity

ByALASTAIR BONNETT
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chapter 21|11 pages

Chinese thought and dialogical universalism

ByTONG SHIJUN
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