Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Eric Storm eds., Regionalism and Modern Europe: Identity Construction and Movements from 1890 to the Present Day (London: Bloomsbury 2019) paperback, hardback and e-book.
Providing a valuable overview of regionalism throughout the entire continent, Regionalism in Modern Europe combines both geographical and thematic approaches to examine the origins and development of regional movements and identities in Europe from 1890 to the present.
A wide range of internationally renowned scholars from the USA, the UK and mainland Europe are brought together here in one volume to examine the historical roots of the current regional movements, and to explain why some of them - Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders, among others – evolve into nationalist movements and even strive for independence, while others – Brittany, Bavaria – do not. They look at how regional identities - through regional folklore, language, crafts, dishes, beverages and tourist attractions - were constructed during the 20th century and explore the relationship between national and subnational identities, as well as regional and local identities. The book also includes 7 images, 7 maps and useful end-of-chapter further reading lists.
This is a crucial text for anyone keen to know more about the history of the topical – and at times controversial – subject of regionalism in modern Europe.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Region, Nation, and History, Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Eric Storm
Chapter 2. Language and Regionalism, Johannes Kabatek
Chapter 3. Regionalism and Folklore, David Hopkin
Chapter 4. Nature: From Protecting Regional Landscapes to Regionalist Self-Assertion in the Age of the Global Environment, Jan-Henrik Meyer
Chapter 5. Regional Foods, Kolleen M. Guy
Chapter 6. Tourism and the Construction of Regional Identities, Eric Storm
Chapter 7. Fascism and Regionalism, Xosé M. Núñez Seixas
Chapter 8. Communism and Regionalism, Susan Smith-Peter
Chapter 9. Democracy and Regionalism in Western Europe, Daniele Petrosino
Chapter 10. Regionalism and its Diverse Framings in German-Speaking Europe across the Long Twentieth Century, Jeremy DeWaal
Chapter 11. Scandinavia: Regionalism in the Shadow of Strong States, Peter Stadius
Chapter 12. Regionalism in the Low Countries, Joep Leerssen
Chapter 13. Regionalism in South-Western Europe: France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Fernando Molina
Chapter 14. Borderlands, Provinces, Regionalisms, and Culture in East-Central Europe, Irina Livezeanu and Petru Negura
Chapter 15. Regionalism in Russia, Mark Bassin and Mikhail Suslov
Chapter 16. Baltic and Polish Regionalism(s): Concepts, Dimensions and Trajectories, Jörg Hackmann
Chapter 17. Regionalism in South-Eastern Europe, Tchavdar Marinov
Chapter 18. The Emergence of Conjoined Nationalisms and Regionalisms in the British Isles, James Kennedy
Chapter 19. Conclusion: Overcoming Methodological Regionalism, Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Eric Storm