Mediterranean cultures, cities, contemporaneity

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Abstract

The aim of this paper on the themes related to the Mediterranean is to highlight how this space has lost over time its role of a place of meeting and cultural exchange between different cultures, becoming today "a sea transformed into one of the most bloody border the history" (W. Bauer, 2015). The history has always been marked by the movement of peoples that have made the Mediterranean their privileged meeting place of other traditions, religions and cultures, considering this " cultural cross-pollination" a treasure which gives people the opportunity to learn through the mutual comparison. Is it possible, even today, to consider the Mediterranean as a space where different cultures meet and compete in a mutual dialogue? The wide economic, political, social gap between the two shores of the Mediterranean, now becomes ever wider. Moreover the aspect that appears increasingly controversial is that related to the integration which is often difficult and whose failures are quite obvious.I think it is necessary to pursue an idea of integration based on mutual respect for different cultures, so that to seize the opportunity to learn more about people and traditions making this comparison a treasure, as well as it happened in the past.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine57-58
Numero di pagine2
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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