Aleida Assmann

From Popular Goethe to Global Pop

The Idea of the West between Memory and (Dis)Empowerment

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Edité par Birte Heidemann
Edité par Ines Detmers
Préface de Aleida Assmann
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Editions de Boccard

This essay collection embarks on a historical voyage into the idea of the West, while contextualising its relevance to the contemporary discourses on cultural difference. Although the idea of the West predates both colonial and Orientalist projects, it has been radically reshaped by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 attacks. In the wake of these developments, this collection attends to the nebulous paradigm shifts that account for a reconfiguration of t ...