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Title: The Calibanisation of the South in the German public ‘Euro crisis’ discourse
Authors: Ervedosa, Clara 
Keywords: Calibanisation of the south; Euro crisis; Postcolonial studies; Process of othering within Europe
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147307/PT 
Serial title, monograph or event: Postcolonial Studies
Abstract: This article highlights the renaissance of the essentialist topos of the ‘lazy and irrational’ ‘Südländer’ (Southerner, Southern countries, South) in the German political and media discourses during the ‘Euro crisis’. It argues that it served to legitimate the political and economic measures taken in Southern European countries that pushed them into still more peripheral positions within the European Union (EU) and deepened the cleavage between North and South. Culture, or better culturalism and racism as its political ideological version, thus were used as a trap, as an intellectual battleground for justifying extremely complex economic and political decisions in a simplistic fashion throughout a crucial period of European history. The article furthermore demonstrates how a postcolonial reading may productively decode the processes of Othering taking place within Europe itself, especially between the so-called core and peripheral countries.
Description: Published online: 19 Sep 2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/43807
ISSN: 1368-8790
1466-1888
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/13688790.2017.1359873
DOI: 10.1080/13688790.2017.1359873
Rights: embargoedAccess
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