M. Spiering's A Cultural History of British Euroscepticism PDF

By M. Spiering

ISBN-10: 1137447559

ISBN-13: 9781137447555

ISBN-10: 1349496235

ISBN-13: 9781349496235

Why are the British so Euro-sceptic? ignore tedious treaties, celebration politics or diplomacy. the true cause is that the British don't feel ecu. This e-book explores and explains the cultural divide among Britain and Europe, the place it comes from and the way it manifests itself in lifestyle and the educational international.

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The Financial Times even predicted a clash of Civilisations in its headline EU SET FOR CLASH ON ANGLO-SAXON AND THE EUROPEAN MODEL (15 October 2005). Next to language and race, the fact that Britain is a set of islands is another purported reason why the British are not Europeans. Popular in the past, this account of exceptionality remains in wide use today. Whereas the language argument might easily be construed as elitist and intellectual, and references to race are deeply incorrect, the island argument seems just right.

Euroland’, which flits across the screen to the accompaniment of Roma music, turns out to be a strange country with unfamiliar customs and outlandish practices. The Channel 4 programme Eurotrash took the othering of Europeans to new heights showing, in its own words, ‘the best and worst of European culture. But mainly the worst. Boasting spectacular sets, cheeky yarns, gargantuan boobies, oddball antics, and of course – naked people’ (Channel 4 2007). Secondly the important point must be made that oppositional thinking as such is by no means unique to the British.

Every national historiography is about what is distinctive or peculiar about that particular nation, and most of them contrast what is distinctive or peculiar in their own national history’ (Garton Ash 2001, 7). However, what Britain does not share with ‘any other nation in Europe’ is the sense that it is not just, say, the French, Germans or Italians that serve as the Other, but the Europeans en masse, as if they are one distinct nation. ’ was a Broadway hit in 2008. If the Inuit have many words for snow (at least, according to popular folklore) the English language has one word for the people living across the Channel.

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