Introduction: European Crises

Valdivia, P., Rensmann, L., Lippert, F., Godioli, A. & Alexander, V., 16-Aug-2019, In : Journal of European Studies. 6 p.

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This introduction addresses the increased levels of social, political and ideological polarization and the socio-political conflicts in contemporary Europe that are often subsumed under notions of ‘crisis’. We argue that the humanities and social sciences must react to these scenarios in at least two ways: by critically reflecting on the European project, and by analysing key elements of current ‘crisis’ discourses, such as post-factual narratives of ‘decline’, ‘survival’ and ‘emergency’, and populist fictions of homogeneous, ‘tribal’ cultural domains.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of European Studies
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16-Aug-2019


  • crisis, culture, Europe, humanities, narrative, politics, social sciences

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