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POSTCOLONIAL EUROPE: Transcultural and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The special issue Postcolonial Europe: Transcultural and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, «Social Identities», vol. 17., n.1, 2011, edited by Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette B. Blaagaard, is available on

This special issue approaches feminist, postcolonial and race theory from different cultural, disciplinary and national backgrounds. The contributors engage with the question of what makes Europe postcolonial and how memory, whiteness and religion figure in representations and manifestations of European ‘identity’ and selfperception.

It is the output of the ‘Postcolonial Europe’ working group, coordinated by Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette B. Blaagaard, operating under Athena3, the Advanced Thematic Network of Women’s Studies in Europe (


In the name of Europe
Sandra Ponzanesi; Bolette B. Blaagaard

Outbound: geographical margins, historical cores

Negotiating white Icelandic identity: multiculturalism and colonial identity formations
Kristín Loftsdóttir

Asylum seekers as Austria’s other: the re-emergence of Austria’s colonial past in a state-of-exception
Brigitte Hipfl; Daniela Gronold

Spelling out exclusion in Southern Italy
Claudia Buonaiuto; Marie-Hélène Laforest

Whose freedom? Whose memories? Commemorating Danish colonialism in St. Croix
Bolette B. Blaagaard

Deconstructing Europe: conviviality and invisibility

Europe in motion: migrant cinema and the politics of encounter
Sandra Ponzanesi

Multiculturalism in a selection of English and Spanish fiction and artworks
Lourdes López Ropero; Alejandra Moreno Álvarez

Adrift on the black Mediterranean diaspora: African migrant writing in Spain
Esther Sánchez-Pardo

‘Rented spaces’: Italian postcolonial literature
Manuela Coppola

‘Dubbing di diaspora’: gender and reggae music inna Babylon
Sonia Sabelli


Workings of whiteness: interview with Vron Ware
Bolette B. Blaagaard

Book review

Engendering the State. The international diffusion of women’s human rights
Elisabeth Porter

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