Culturalising the Self, Culturalising the Other: The Role of Heritage in the Western Mediterranean
Thu, March 30, 2006 • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM • The Texas Union Board of Directors Room, 4.118
However, the mobilization of this cultural heritage and the multifarious revivals of regional traditions have local and trans-local causes. According to Frederick Barth's approach to ethnicity and the border, the redefinition of one's own local heritage also produces an image of the heritage of others. This lecture will focus specifically on the British crown colony at the southern tip of Spain, Gibraltar, a small community in between Europe and Africa. Strategies that locals are using to create a Mediterranean culture for their own as well as various "others" -- such as the EU, Britain, Spain or Morocco -- will be discussed.
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