The Hidden Handshake uses four distinct, yet intertwined essays to address the questions surrounding our notions of citizenship, national identity, and cosmopolitan belonging. The violent disintegration of Yugoslavia and the undercurrent of EU enlargement stand out as two contrasting movements that highlight the importance of having a national identification while also defying it to avoid both the rigidity of nationalist exclusivism and the blithe nonsense of "global citizenship."
Ale? Debeljak is the director of the Center for Cultural and Religious Studies at the School of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 National Identity and Citizenship under the Yoke of Globalization Chapter 3 Slovenia's Absence on the American Cultural Map Chapter 4 The Cosmopolitan Spirit under Siege Chapter 5 Europe without Europeans