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culture

02.02.2016
- Languages: it
Processions, holy weeks, patron saint festivals, and the like, have been emptied of their meaning and survive only as spectacles and attractions for tourists. Many academics have denounced this prejudice, but it appears to be particularly resilient and continues to resurface under different forms.
09.12.2015
- Languages: it
A few years ago, British historian Tony Judt identified two main phases in the evolution of European memory after the Second World War: the first took shape in 1945, the second after 1989. This picture entirely eclipses an aspect which is of great historical significance: the presence everywhere in Europe of collaborationist forces that actively supported Nazism, and the fact that serious war crimes were committed by all parties involved in the conflict, including the winners.
07.08.2015

Within a country, culture is difficult to measure and to compare with other countries. Indeed, culture seems to be a more abstract indicator than, for example, defence, health and social protection. The aim is to report data on government expenditure within European states and to represent data on public supply and private consumption of cultural products.

19.07.2015
- Languages: it
Are there narrative patterns that are shared not only by a whole Nation State, as claimed by the nineteenth century positivists, but also by larger and more complex multilingual entities such as Europe? According to Dan McAdams recent European history and part of American history can be summed up as an original narrative, called 'redemption narrative' based on the idea of the progressive redemption of an individual from the hardships of his or her past.
10.07.2015
If it is a truism that languages tend to become less complex as they get older, why then have the complex systems of gender survived with such tenacity? What investment could human beings possibly have in sexing the world through language?
03.07.2015
- Languages: fr

Outdated debate or more necessary than ever? The question of cultural exception remains a touchstone in France. Didn’t the government announced an “Act II of Cultural Exception” in 2013, which indeed was long in coming, but nevertheless constitutes a kind of compulsory crossing point in a country that remains faithful to its cultural policy?

24.06.2015
- Languages: it
As you are reading this article, airplanes carrying Caravaggios and Botticellis are flying high over your head: never has the definition of ‘movable artistic heritage’ been taken more literally than today, when an estimated 15,000 archaeological pieces and 10,000 works of art from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century are moved around every year in Italy alone. But to where does all this plenty move?
01.06.2015
- Languages: fr
Is the European Union fruitful for culture, for its diversity and for its influence? And if we answer positively, at which conditions and at what price? This seems to me a legitimate question, even for those who are convinced, as I am, that the European construction is essentially positive .
25.05.2015
- Languages: de
The European crisis only reaffirmed what calm observers of the scene had long known: each European generation has to work out its own way of getting along with others, acquiring for itself skill in foreign languages and sensitivity to cultural difference. Germans have been catapulted into a leading role in Europe, a role with which they are still rather uncomfortable.
11.05.2015
- Languages: de
The problem with ‘culture’ as a concept is that it suggests a pre-political certainty that robs the political of its inherent space for freedom. This certainty is a chimaera, because the decision on the content of culture is always political and must therefore be taken politically – and nowadays that means democratically.