Crisis and Coloniality at Europe’s Margins: Creating Exotic Iceland, (PDF) presents a recent look at the prevailing politics of id in Europe, utilizing a disaster at the margins of Europe to make clear the fixed embeddedness of coloniality in on a regular basis identities and aspirations. Examining Iceland’s response to its collapse into chapter 11 in 2008, the creator discovers the best way by which the nation pursued to model itself as a hanging vacationer vacation spot. With consideration to the nation’s goals, rooted within the late 19th century, of belonging as a part of Europe, fairly than being categorized with colonized nations, the ebook examines the engagement with concepts of otherness throughout and in Europe, as European discourses proceed to be primarily based on racialized concepts of ‘civilized’ individuals. With its emphasis on coloniality at a time of disaster, this quantity provides to our understanding of how racism sustains within the current and the significance of nationalistic sentiments in a world of precariousness. Anchored partially within the particular person narrative, this important evaluation of coloniality, whiteness, racism, and nationwide identities will appeal to students throughout the social sciences with pursuits in nationwide id-making, European politics, and race in a world characterised by a disaster.
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