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Recent Book by Bahar Rumelili 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bahar Rumelili is Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is the author of numerous articles on Europe as a collective identity in international relations.
 
 
 
DESCRIPTION OF HER BOOK
Who are the Europeans? What is Europe? brings together critical contributions to the debates on the nature, salience, and boundaries of European identity. It focuses on how globalization and the European integration process are on the one hand, multiplying transnational ties and cosmopolitan allegiances in Europe, and on the other hand, generating new insecurities which foster attachment to local and primordial identities. The volume is organized in six parts, which move from the theoretical debates on the possibilities and limits of European identity to empirical analyses of EU’s identity-building policies, evolving patterns of identification at the individual and state levels, and the effects of enlargement and migration.    
 
 
 
SELLING POINTS
The volume presents a unique collection of key texts on European identity that represent the breadth of scholarly debate and research on this topic in a widely accessible format. 
 
READERSHIP
University and high school students; teachers and academics; governmental and non-governmental organizations and anyone interested in European identity
 

Asst. Prof. İpek Azime Çelik Rappas and Her Book

 

 Ipek A. Celik is Assistant Professor of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Description

Refugees, migrants, and minorities of migrant origin frequently appear in European mainstream news in emergency situations: victims of human trafficking, suspects of terrorism, “bogus” asylum seekers. Through analysis of work by established filmmakers Michael Haneke, Fatih Akin, and Alfonso Cuarón, In Permanent Crisis contemplates the way mass media depictions become invoked by film to frame ethnic and racial Otherness in Europe as adornments of catastrophe. Special attention is given here to European auteur films in which riots, terrorism, criminal activities, and honor killings bring Europe’s minorities to the forefront of public visibility only to reduce them to perpetrators or victims of violence.
 
“I am sure In Permanent Crisis will become a key work in the fields of transnational migration and cinema studies as it without doubt offers a fresh and original look at the often frustratingly limited discourse at the intersection of these fields.”
 
—Fatima El-Tayeb, University of California, San Diego 
 
“In Permanent Crisis offers an original, sophisticated, and politically insightful critique of four 21st century transnational feature films dealing with migration to Western and Southern Europe. Ipek A. Celik makes a significant contribution to European cultural studies, film studies, and broader discussions of migration, racism, and the anxieties of national identity formation.”
—Anne Donadey, San Diego State University
 
Cover: photograph of Croydon Riots 2011 © Raymond Yau