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Book Launch: DO I BELONG?

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Titel:
Book Launch: DO I BELONG?
Wann:
Di, 23. Mai 2017, 19:00 h
Kategorie:
Österreich

Beschreibung

Book Launch: DO I BELONG?
THE IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING FOR A EUROPE LIVING IN DIFFERENCE

Published by: Pluto Press, London

 

Keynote:
Zia Haider Rahman, author

Discussion:
Isolde Charim, philosopher and publicist
Hanno Loewy, Director, Jewish Museum Hohenems
Viola Raheb, University of Vienna, Senior Fellow,
Bruno Kreisky Forum of International Dialogue

The notion of ‘belonging’ – which is both a fundamental human emotion and a political project, and all about ways of being different and managing difference – is a valuable prism through which we can consider the other key problems that threaten fatally to undermine much of what the EU has achieved since the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957. However, as most writing on belonging in recent years emphasizes, feelings of belonging or not belonging are very complex. For example, individuals may experience different and sometimes contradictory senses of belonging within themselves. EU bureaucrats may see national belonging as antithetical to a sense of European identity, but this may well be a myth. A sense of belonging in Europe may be engendered in many indirect ways, such as feeling safe and wanted within one’s faith community whose participation in public life is encouraged and promoted by local leaders and national authorities.

Moreover, there are multiple ways in which people feel that they belong. And some choose not to belong. The path of belonging is not linear. Belonging is dynamic, fluid, imagined, created and recreated. So the idea that there is one sense of ‘good’ belonging in Europe that should apply to all is simply unrealizable

 

Zeit: 23.05.2017, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: BRUNO KREISKY FORUM for International Dialogue, Armbrustergasse 15, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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