Anthropology | EAST & WEST IN THE NEW EUROPE
E400 | 1463 | Metzo


Germany united. Czechoslovakia divorced.  Will France and Poland share a
currency? How many more Hungarians are looking for prosperity in Oslo and
Barcelona?  Have the Czechs always been more European than the French?
The revolutions of 1989 dramatically altered the face of Europe, calling
into question the border between east and west that a half-century with an
Iron Curtain had caused us to take for granted.  Also in question was the
new Union that emerged in Europe--how European is the EU without Eastern
Europe?  This course examines these political, economic, and cultural
renegotiations of space as well as the historical context within which
perceived similarities and differences between East and West are created
and legitimized.