Identités nuancées à la frontière de l'Union européenne. Cahul, Moldavie

Stănculescu, C. and Danero Iglesias, J. (2013) Identités nuancées à la frontière de l'Union européenne. Cahul, Moldavie. Studia Politica: Romanian Political Science Review, 13(3), pp. 457-475.

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The article explores the discourses on national identity of the inhabitants of Cahul city, situated at the border of the Republic of Moldova with Romania (and therefore the European Union). Since borders and identities are strongly connected, this research observes Moldovans citizens discourses of identification through the lens of their perspective on the border. The interviews and focusgroups show that two different discourses can be identified. At one hand, for a minority of Moldovans that have been interviewed, the border is an artificial delimitation, as Romanians and Moldovans resemble. On the other hand, for the large majority, the border is at the right place and it separates two different states and their citizens, even if there are some common characteristics that Romanians and Moldovans share. Therefore, this article underlines that a common and differentiated ”we” can be found in the everyday discourses and practices of Moldovan citizens living at the border.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Danero Iglesias, Dr Julien
Authors: Stănculescu, C., and Danero Iglesias, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Studia Politica: Romanian Political Science Review
Publisher:University of Bucharest

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