By Maria Kousis, Tom Selwyn, David Clark
Contested Mediterranean Spaces
Part 1 — getting better the Mediterranean?
Chapter 1 — On Bureaucratic Essentialism: developing the Mediterranean in eu Union Institutions
Chapter 2 — ecu 'Securitization' regulations and the Southern 'Fortress-Europe'
Chapter three — finding the Mediterranean in tune: The Medi-Terra tune Festival
Part 2 — nation, Capital and Resistance
Chapter four — areas of warfare, areas of reminiscence: renowned Expressions of Politics in Postwar Beirut
Chapter five — Environmentalists in Malta: The starting to be Voice of Civil Society
Chapter 6 — technology and neighborhood dependent Environmental Activism, Mediterranean Coastal Biodiversity and the ecu: The Caretta caretta Case in Greece
Part three — Capital and Neighbourhood Governance
Chapter 7 — Contested Politics of the Mediterranean: famous person highway and the fight for improvement in Bethlehem
Chapter eight — Contentious Politics in a Bosphorus Neighbourhood: views on clash and cohesion in the course of the 20th Century
Chapter nine — taking part in Snakes and Ladders in Ciutat de Mallorca: An Ethnographic method of the construction of the Neighbourhood Scale
Part four — reworking Identities: mind's eye and Representations
Chapter 10 — Ethnicized Interreligious Conflicts in modern Granada, Spain
Chapter eleven — Governnance, Alliance and Resistance: Jewish Museums in Italy
Chapter 12 — The Making of domestic clear of domestic: The function of Ethno-cultural fairs in Contesting neighborhood Spaces
Chapter thirteen — Tears at the Border: The Case of Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem, Palestine
Notes on Contributors
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Member states and civil society need to cooperate to avert any authoritarian tendency (Meijers et al. 1991; Van Lancker 1996; Van Buuren 2003). S. Connection The EU in coordination with the United States has designed several security projects and systems, such as the ‘second-generation’ Schengen Information System (SIS II), the new Visa Information System (VIS) and the Passenger Name Record (PNR), to extend the ‘counterterrorism’ net. These systems will be used for speculative surveillance, general intelligence gathering and ‘ﬁshing expeditions’, but more importantly, individual records will increasingly result in coercive sanctions, such as bans on travel, the refusal of visa or asylum applications, the refusal of admission to a country at external borders, detention pending extradition or even deportation (Mathiesen 1999; Heyter 2004).
In conducting research for the Mediterranean Voices project (our partner-project was located in the city of Chania, in Crete, Greece) and having to remain somehow faithful to the idea of a ‘Mediterranean culture’, I often had the feeling of an intellectual déjà vu in regard to speaking of the Mediterranean. e. the last couple of decades. Speciﬁcally, the use of the term connotes a certain cultural unity of the Mediterranean region, whilst also being compatible with a Mediterranean nostalgia known in existing literary traditions.
I draw my examples based on a three-year research experience on the European Commission programme ‘Mediterranean Voices: Oral History and Cultural Practice in Mediterranean Cities’, a recently completed project of EUfunded research on (and in) the Mediterranean. With this I wish to suggest, primarily, that this moment is not a revival of the agenda of Mediterraneanism as anthropologists know it, but it is mainly about political and economic agendas pertaining to European integration processes during the last couple of decades.
Contested Mediterranean Spaces : Ethnographic Essays in Honour of Charles Tilly by Maria Kousis, Tom Selwyn, David Clark