Published: January 16, 2018
Trim: 5.80 x 8.90 Inches
The Films of Michael Mann
From the Prison Wall to the Firewall
By Deryck Swann
About the BookHow are prestige and power anchored in EU-Brussels? Which performances are valued, and which are not? Pawel Lewicki's ethnographic analysis gives insight into how different understandings of modernity and class structures reproduce national performances and stereotypes among EU civil servants. Divisions permeate both political and private life and are visible not only on the map of the city, but also in the lifestyles of people living and working in EU-Brussels. In such a cultural setting the strategies applied by newcomers to the EU, Lewicki shows, reveal deeper postcolonial and (post-)imperial dynamics at the heart of the union.