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The Dialogue Is Dead, the Mediterranean Is Alive

  • Gianluca Solera
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Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Abstract

This chapter questions intercultural policies; reverts the belief that cultural or religious identities are the central factor of instability impeding cooperation and integration in the region; and advocates for the construction of cross-cultural visions and strategies for realizing progressive social change between the two shores. It arguments that common roots, cultural patterns, history and life taste shared by peoples around the Mediterranean sea could be a unique substrate for making the region a social laboratory challenging a concept of human development based on individualism, consumerism and the negation of diversity.

Keywords

Mediterranean identity Mediterranean values and resistance Deconstructing dialogue in Euro-Med Area Intercultural struggle Social change and diversity Sociality, gratuity and citizenship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Solera
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  1. 1.COSPEFlorenceItaly

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