Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Bridging Divides by Eve Darian-Smith

In a study that is original and timely, Eve Darian-Smith uses the Channel Tunnel between England and France to explore the shifting geographies of nationalism, postcolonialism, and legal autonomy in the formation of the European Union. Conducting ethnographic research in Kent, the county at the English mouth of the Tunnel, she looks at regional differences in feelings about Europe and at the vocabulary used in discussing the Tunnel. Visual representations - political cartoons, photographs, etchings - regarding the Tunnel are also examined. Two hundred years after Napoleon planned to invade England via a tunnel, the completion in 1994 of a fast rail link between Great Britain and the European mainland symbolizes the disintegration of conventional state borders. While the Tunnel precariously affirms the ideal of a united Europe, it also brings to the fore questions of boundaries between the first and third worlds, colonizers and colonized, and the 'East' and the 'West.' "Bridging Divides" is about much more than an engineering feat. By exploring historical narratives, tunnel stories, and legal myths, Darian-Smith's study shows the interconnections between people's memories of the past and current history.

Buy Bridging Divides by Eve Darian-Smith from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780520216112
ISBN-10: 0520216113
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 273
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Bridging Divides by Eve Darian-Smith

Book Reviews - Bridging Divides by Eve Darian-Smith

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bridging Divides book by Eve Darian-Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Eve Darian-Smith

Eve Darian-Smith is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and coeditor, with Peter Fitzpatrick, of Laws of the Postcolonial (1998). She trained in anthropology at Harvard and the University of Chicago, and has also practiced law in Melbourne, Australia.

Books By Eve Darian-Smith

Global Turn by Eve Darian-Smith
Paperback, May 2017
$53.09
Laws and Societies in Global Contexts by Eve Darian-Smith
Hardback, January 2013
$162.00
Religion, Racism, Rights by Eve Darian-Smith
Paperback, May 2010
$36.00